Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Comet ISON Off-Point Testing Today

We are testing the Comet ISON off-point sequence today. We will move to each of the three positions and wait 10 minutes, taking data to see how the detectors respond. It will take about an hour.

Here is an example of what the Sun will look like as Comet ISON goes through perihelion on November 28, 2013. Somewhere in the inky darkness the comet's light will be seen!

Update at 2:19 pm: Test is over and we are pointing at the Sun again.