October 2013

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October 2013

Comet ISON

Comet ISON is making its way toward the sun. ISON is still reasonably healthy at its current state. Between November 2 and 15 Comet ISON should continue to brighten. There are observation reports that ISON is currently visible in 10×50 binoculars. — Oct. 31st
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Remarkable Days

Here is a list of all the information published within the last month, starting out with the date and a link for that information.

1 – Comet ISON passes by Mars

2 – Comet ISON captured by HiRISE

3 – Comet ISON imaged by Mobberly & Paul

3, 4, 5 – Comet ISON imaged by Jäger, Ligustri, Rhemann, & Howes

6, 7, 8 – Comet ISON imaged by Block, Mobberley, Howes, Guido, Nicolini, Holloway, Mark, Rivera, & Brimacombe

9, 10, 11 – Comet ISON imaged by Mobberley, Lawrence, Howes, Kato, Diepvens, & Degroff

10 – Comet ISON reaches the STEREO HI2-A field-of-view (not much to look at)

11Triple shadow transit of Jupiter. Io, Europa, and Callisto will cast their shadows onto Jupiter from 4:32-5:37 UTC.

12Comet ISON, Mars & Regulus captured by Mrozek

13 – Comet ISON imaged by Jäger

14, 15Comet ISON, Mars & Regulus put on an early morning appearance in telescopes

16, 17, 18, 19 – Comet ISON imaged by Mobberley, di Carlo, Fong, Jäger, Kugel, Marshall, Broussard, Lafferty, Bosch, et al.

18/19Penumbral lunar eclipse (Saros 117) visible from the Americas (for the end), Europe, Africa, and most of Asia (the beginning of the eclipse will be visible in east Asia). It will last 239 minutes, from 21h51 to 01h50 UTC. Maximum eclipse will occur at 23h51 UTC.

24 – Comet ISON reaches in STEREO HI1-B field-of-view

26Comet ISON update for October 26th

27Comet ISON captured by Justin Ng (video)

Below is a table for all daily distances in AU for upcoming future dates for this month. The date is on the left margin, followed by the appropriate information to the right in each column.
DATE
DISTANCE FROM SUN (AU)
DISTANCE FROM EARTH (AU)
NOTES
OTHER
311.0211.259Halloween
11.6512.151ISON flys by Mars10.8 million km from the Martian surface
21.6322.122
31.6132.092
41.5942.062
51.5752.033
61.5562.003
71.5361.973
81.5161.943
91.4971.913Enters STEREO/SECCHI HI-2A
101.4771.883
111.4571.853
121.8231.823
131.4161.793
141.3961.763
151.3751.733
161.3551.702
171.3341.672
181.3131.642
191.2921.612
201.271.582
211.2491.552
221.2271.522
231.2051.492
241.1831.462
251.161.433
261.1381.403
271.1151.374
281.0921.345
291.0691.316
301.0451.287
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