Year of the Comet: third comet set to make appearance in April 2013

February 2, 2013GREEN COMET LEMMON -  2013 could be the Year of the Comet. Comet Pan-STARRS is set to become a naked eye object in March, followed by possibly-Great Comet ISON in November. Now we must add to that list green Comet Lemmon (C/2012 F6). “Comet Lemmon is putting on a great show for us down in the southern hemisphere,” reports John Drummond, who sent us a picture from Gisborne, New Zealand: “I took the picture on Jan. 23rd using a 41 cm (16 in) Meade reflector,” says Drummond. “It is a stack of twenty 1 minute exposures.” That much time was required for a good view of the comet’s approximately 7th-magnitude coma (“coma”=cloud of gas surrounding the comet’s nucleus). Lemmon’s green color comes from the gases that make up its coma. Jets spewing from the comet’s nucleus contain cyanogen (CN: a poisonous gas found in many comets) and diatomic carbon (C2). Both substances glow green when illuminated by sunlight in the near-vacuum of space. Discovered on March 23rd 2012 by the Mount Lemmon survey in Arizona, Comet Lemmon is on an elliptical orbit with a period of almost 11,000 years. This is its first visit to the inner solar system in a very long time. The comet is brightening as it approaches the sun; light curves suggest that it will reach 2nd or 3rd magnitude, similar to the stars in the Big Dipper, in late March when it approaches the sun at about the same distance as Venus (0.7 AU). Northern hemisphere observers will get their first good look at the comet in early April; until then it is a target exclusively for astronomers in the southern hemisphere. –Space Weather
                                                           Comet ISON: The Great Comet of 2013
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8 Responses to Year of the Comet: third comet set to make appearance in April 2013

  1. isis2012 says:

    enjoyed this … thank you

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  2. Deck says:

    Quick question, i am in my mid forties so i have been around a while and i can not remember a time when there was this much space activity i guess my question is. Is it because of the additional information we have access to or is there just that much more junk flying by us as we go through this portion of space. Thanks keep up the good work

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    • C
      2013: the year of the comet

      Since comets have elongated elliptical orbits, meaning they would all eventually be here anyway; the more relevant question is why are they all appearing now- after the Bible is predicting signs in the heavens; and even a Mayan calender called 2013 the annunciation of another age.

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  3. Is the comet this week going to be visible to us in North America at all?
    Thankyou for this article!

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  4. martyfarrell says:

    I saw it!! March 28, 200am, east to west……..in Campbell River, B.C, Canada

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  5. jonathan says:

    its 11:45 pm where i live. i just finished walking home from the bus stop. looked up at just the right time to see a green streak turn into a green fireball and disappear, 31/03/2013

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