Discover the many ways to enjoy observing Comet ISON with our comet observation guide, Binoculars are recommended!
Hopes are rising that Comet ISON will be a Great Comet. If predictions are correct, Comet ISON could turn into a Great Comet which can be observed with the naked eye. Unlike the stars which form constellations, Comet ISON will be seen as being surrounded by a hazy, cloud-like light. Comet ISON can be observed with more clarity and for a longer period if a pair of binoculars or a telescope is used. We recommend using binoculars to observe Comet ISON. As binoculars have a wider field of vision than high powered telescopes, the long tail we know as typical to a comet can be seen in its entirety by using binoculars!
Why not try also taking some photos with a digital camera? Try various ideas such as a tripod to prevent blurring, or using the camera’s “night mode” for your photos. If you get a great shot of Comet ISON, please submit it to our “Mega collection of ‘your observations’ ” on this website.
There are a multitude of observational events using telescopes, explanatory programs and other related events based on Comet ISON held at public astronomical observatories, science museums, planetariums and other facilities in every region. Why not take this opportunity to go and have a look?