Justin Ng Photo
***UPDATE on 11 NOV 2013***
Check out my latest timelapse on ISON and Lovejoy at vimeo.com/79188919
A short timelapse video, covering 69 minutes of imaging time from astronomical darkness state to civil twilight state, on 27 October 2013. From the video you can see the reduced visibility of Comet ISON as the sky was becoming brighter gradually. Moon was also visible with an illumination of about 50%.
The nucleus of Comet ISON is still intact and its current magnitude is about 8. You will also see an image as a result of stacking 46 images together as well as an inverted image in the video. NGC 3428 is also visible in the video near the two brightest stars on the lower left.
Comet ISON made its maiden journey into the inner solar system and it will make its closest approach to the Sun on 28 November 2013. Nobody can tell exactly if it will sizzle or fizzle but if Comet ISON survives its closest encounter with the Sun, it might put on a dazzling show for people living in the Northern Hemisphere throughout the night in December 2013.
Comet ISON will be closest to Earth on 26 December 2013 and it will become dimmer as its distance from the Sun increases. Comets are notoriously unpredictable so let's keep our fingers crossed!
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30 October 2013 - Broadcasted on WPTV News Channel 5 at wptv.com/dpp/news/science_tech/comet-ison-video-professional-photographer-captures-comet-ison-over-mersing-malaysia
30 October 2013 - Published in EarthSky.org at earthsky.org/space/see-comet-ison-move-in-front-of-the-stars
30 October 2013 - Published in The Weather Network at theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/comet-ison-blasts-soars-malaysia/15308/
31 October 2013 - Published in International Business Times at au.ibtimes.com/articles/518393/20131031/2013-comet-ison-professional-photographer-justin-ng.htm
02 November 2013 - Published in Universe Today at universetoday.com/105950/morning-comets-continue-to-dazzle-in-new-images-timelapses/
23 November 2013 - Broadcasted worldwide in BBC Two Horizon at 2115hrs (GMT) - bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mgxf/broadcasts/upcoming
24 November 2013 - Broadcasted worldwide in National Geographic Channel at 2200hrs (SGT) - tvguide.starhub.com/?pgtitle=Comet+Of+The+Century&pgid=0000