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C/2012 S1 (ISON)

Predicted Positions of comet ISON during December

Although the time is given as 6:00 a.m. for St. Louis, Missouri,
any Northern Hemisphere observer can use the charts
if they go outside between 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. in just about any time zone.

Image of comet ISON on 2013 December 5
Created by Gary W. Kronk using Cartes du Ciel

This is the unaided-eye view for observer looking due east on the morning of 2013 December 5. The comet is located toward the bottom of the image, just off to the right of center and could be magnitude 3.4.


Image of comet ISON on 2013 December 10
Created by Gary W. Kronk using Cartes du Ciel

This is the unaided-eye view for observer looking due east on the morning of 2013 December 10. The comet is located toward the bottom of the image, just off to the right of center and could be magnitude 4.4.


Image of comet ISON on 2013 December 15
Created by Gary W. Kronk using Cartes du Ciel

This is the unaided-eye view for observer looking due east on the morning of 2013 December 15. The comet is located near the center of the image, and could be magnitude 4.9.


Image of comet ISON on 2013 December 20
Created by Gary W. Kronk using Cartes du Ciel

This is the unaided-eye view for observer looking due east on the morning of 2013 December 20. The comet is located above and to the left of center and could be magnitude 5.2.


Image of comet ISON on 2013 December 25
Created by Gary W. Kronk using Cartes du Ciel

This is the unaided-eye view for observer looking due east on the morning of 2013 December 25. The comet is located in the upper left quadrant of the image and could be magnitude 5.6.

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