C/2012 S1 (ISON) - November 15, 2013

After the Clouds Went Away

C/2012 S1 (ISON) - November 15, 2013
C/2012 S1 (ISON) – November 15, 2013

After the clouds went away…

…comet C/2012 S1 ISON appeared glowing in the sky. Brigther after the outburst.
The tail crossed more than half of the visual field of 12×80 (4,2º), the nucleus was very bright, nearly stellar, and the coma had a strong greenish color. The part of the tail closest to the nucleus shone with different intensity, it was sharper on the left side and narrow near the coma.

Scketch made at La Hita´s Observatory in La Puebla de Almoradiel, Toledo (Spain).
5:20 UT November 15th, 2013

Sketch made with graphite on white paper, looking through 12×80 binoculars.

Today the zodiacal light also looked exceptionally bright!


7 thoughts on “After the Clouds Went Away”

  1. Leonor,

    This is what I was waiting for here on ASOD! Finally for someone to come out with an ISON sketch. I believe you have given it justice in depicting it. The last time I took a look at it, was a day prior to outburst. I’ll give it a another look with hopes of sketching it this Tuesday. I’m going to have to fight the Moon though. Once again, excellent sketch! 😀

    Dark and clear skies to you,


  2. Sencillamente… majestuosa creación!!!
    Felicitaciones Leonor, esta vez me dejaste boquiabierto con tu obre de arte.

  3. Leonor,

    Well, this morning (Nov 19) was my only chance to try and sketch comet ISON but was clouded out. I’ll see what the first week of December has to offer. :O


  4. Beautiful sketch! I have been hunting the sky for a glimpse of Ison for days to no avail, so thank you for the imagery. Cheers!

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