ISON is currently passing by Mars and headed toward us.
If you want to try and get a look, ISON is currently about 2 degrees above and to the left of Mars in the constellation of Leo (as shown above).
However, you will probably need a large telescope (at least 6inches, but bigger is always better) to see ISON as it is currently 12th magnitude (about 12 time dimmer than the star Vega).
Hopefully, ISON will ‘come alive’ soon (start sublimating), otherwise it could be another not so spectacular comet in the “year of the comets.”
– Ex astris, scientia –
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