Wednesday, 18 September 2013

New Gif Image of Ison 15/09/2013

This fantastic set of images taken by Bruce Gary and Dennis Whitmer, is easily our favorite so far! 

Comet ISON flying toward the Sun, ​383 million kilometers away from Earth. ​Dennis Whitmer obtained 40 useful images of ISON on the morning of September 15, 2013. Then Bruce Gary used some of those images to create this GIF animation. Image credit: Dennis Whitmer/Bruce Gary

Bruce Gary at his observatory in Arizona, USA

Bruce Gary was the first astronomer to pick up Ison as it emerged from the suns glare, he was not able to see it with his own eyes but by photographing where he expected it to be he was able to build up the composite image above. Well done Bruce, the BCRS salute you!

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