Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
By Kadri
As the comet C/2013 S1 ISON gets nearer to perihelion and will soon be visible after sunset, there are still more comets to see in the sky. C/2012 S1 ISON's future is still unclear, whether or not it will appear after the perihelion on November 28th, as it's lost a few fragments already and might disintegrate on it's close pass of the sun. And even after the perihelion it will be visible after a few days both before sunrise and a little after sunset. Though for seeing it after sunset, one should probably wait until the second week of December.

Second brightest comet at the moment is C/2013 R1 Lovejoy with magnitude 5.2 and is visible in the constellation Canes Venatici. For northern latitudes it's visible throughout the night.

Then there's the periodic comet 2P/Encke which is in Libra, but it seems to be too close to the Sun and only getting dimmer.

The comet C/2012 X1 LINEAR is rather dim at magnitude 9.0 (in Bo├Âtes) as is the recently discovered comet C/2013 V3 Nevski (in Leo) with magnitude 10.4.


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