I Saw ISON!

The past weekend was the Riverside Astronomical Society’s monthly star party which I attended.

ISON (500)

So early (4:30am), Mars finally peeked over the horizon with ISON leading the way.  I swung my scopes to the east and started taking images.  And there in the darkness, I saw it.  Speeding away from Mars, heading toward the inner solar system.  Not quite as spectacular as we have been led to believe.  Still, I think it is much better than PANSTARRS and the other comets that have passed by this year.  I am still hoping that it either breaks apart, or falls spectacularly into the Sun.

If you have the chance to go to a dark sky site and break out your telescope and take a look.

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney in Pasadena, California and I am a Rising Star as rated by Super Lawyers Magazine.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities. Connect with me on Google +

Norman

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