ISON is almost at the end of it's long journey from the Oort Cloud to the Sun. Just over two weeks until it skims within a solar diameter of the Sun itself.
This is how it looked this morning.
I saw it through the 8 inch telescope - easily - and the tail was fairly obvious. It's now sporting a double tail but I couldn't discern that through the telescope eyepiece nor did it show up in the picture.
ISON is bright enough to be seen with binoculars right now but only if you know exactly where to look, and even then, the comet is difficult to see. This will change in the coming days as the comet continues to get brighter.
I'll post an update on how to observe ISON in the run up to perihelion (closest approach to the Sun) in the next day or so.
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Dr Adrian Jannetta. Amateur astronomer, maths teacher and science enthusiast.