[meteorite-list] Big Sun-diving Comet Discovered: Comet C/2012 S1(ISON)

From: Matson, Robert D. <ROBERT.D.MATSON_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:21:10 -0700
Message-ID: <7C640E28081AEE4B952F008D1E913F17061FC8E9_at_0461-its-exmb04.us.saic.com>

Some early estimates are that close to perihelion, the comet's tail
could span more than 90 degrees as seen from earth. Haven't read
any estimates yet on the expected angular size of the coma surrounding
the nucleus. Probably no way to predict since the composition and
size of the nucleus are not known. --Rob

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From: actionshooting at carolina.rr.com [mailto:actionshooting at carolina.rr.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 11:02 AM
To: Ron Baalke; Meteorite Mailing List; Matson, Robert D.
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Big Sun-diving Comet Discovered: Comet C/2012 S1(ISON)

Given it might be as bright or brighter than the full Moon, what size will it appear, comparatively speaking??
Stuart McDaniel
Lawndale, NC 
Received on Tue 25 Sep 2012 02:21:10 PM PDT

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