ISON has been grabbing the headlines for months but another comet has consistently been brighter and easier to find in last couple of months: C/2013 R1 Lovejoy.
Here's a picture I took in the hours before dawn on December 1st.
It's pretty easy to find in the northern sky after dusk and for next few weeks the comet will always be above the horizon in Northumberland. The comet actually shows up on a 30 second exposure taken with my Nikon D80 on a tripod:
Move on from ISON. Go and look for this comet. It's even visible to the naked eye if you have a dark enough sky and binoculars are all that are required to see the little tail pointing away from the Sun.
Dr Adrian Jannetta
Guitar strummin' explorer of the universe. Mild mannered maths teacher by day and astronomer by night.