The latest C2 images of Comet ISON from the SOHO spacecraft look very bad. The comet is now extremely smeared out and the brightest part of the ‘coma’ is no longer near the expected head of the comet but some ways down the tail. The question now isn’t will the comet be a spectacular sight in the coming days but there be much of anything to see in the SOHO images by the end of today.
- Carl Hergenrother (Acting Co-coordinator ALPO Comet Section)
Image of Comet ISON taken with the LASCO C2 imager on the NASA/ESA SOHO spacecraft on 2013 November 28 @ 17:36 UT. Credit: NASA/ESA/SOHO.