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COMET ISON UPDATE: Reports of naked-eye sightings of Comet ISON are coming in from around the world. Experienced observers put the comet's magntitude at +5.5 on Nov. 16th. This means it is now fully 10 times brighter than it was only three days ago before the outburst. To the naked eye, ISON appears as a faint smudge of pale green light low in the pre-dawn sky. The tail is so long, he couldn't fit the whole thing in the field of view. It's 8 million kilometers behind the comet's nucleus.

Horse Head Nebula (IC 434) in Orion

LL Ori and the Orion Nebula

APOD: 2013 February 3 - LL Ori and the Orion Nebula