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| | Human World | Space on Nov 18, 2013
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Comet ISON got brighter! Many saw it with the eye alone as a fuzzy patch in a dark sky. Now the comet is heading into the sunrise.

Professional astronomers with big telescopes have been capturing Comet ISON’s image since late 2012. Amateur astronomers with smaller telescopes joined the fun beginning in August 2013. Now, thanks to the recent outburst from the comet, ISON has gotten much brighter, visible to the eye alone in dark skies. Photographers have been grabbing Comet ISON’s photo against a background of visible stars. We’ll continue adding to this gallery as the weeks pass, and the comet gets brighter.

View larger. | Beautiful shot of Comet ISON heading into the sunrise as it nears its closest approach to the sun on November 28.   This photo is by EarthSky friend on Google+, Greg Hogan.  Thank you, Greg!

View larger. | Beautiful shot of Comet ISON heading into the sunrise as it nears its closest approach to the sun on November 28. This photo is by EarthSky friend on Google+, Greg Hogan. Thank you, Greg!

View larger. | It was exciting around the mornings of November 17 and 18, when Comet ISON was in the same binoculars field as the bright star Spica.  Photo by EarthSky Facebook friend Jv Noriega.  Thank you, Jv!

View larger. | It was exciting around the mornings of November 17 and 18, when Comet ISON was in the same binoculars field as the bright star Spica. Photo by EarthSky Facebook friend Jv Noriega. Thank you, Jv!

View larger. | This image was taken on November 16, 2013.  It shows ISON with two wing-like features resembling the letter U.  These wing-like structures caused some astronomers to speculate that the comet had begun to fragment.  But other astronomers disagreed.View larger. | This image was taken on November 16, 2013. It shows ISON with two wing-like features resembling the letter U. These wing-like structures caused some astronomers to speculate that the comet had begun to fragment. But other astronomers disagreed.

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