Here is an animation of C/2012 S1 ISON taken through a 4-inch refractor, starting at 23h on the 15th of Jan and ending at 01h on the 16th.
Sorry, at the moment NV will not show the image with this seed (animated.gif) but here it is :o)
The front page article about this animation can be found today at www.spaceweather.com. After today the archive date would need to be set to Jan. 18, 2013 and this is why I seeded page 2 basically.
This animation of superior quality from the article is a must see and in it see if you can see a smaller object following behind the comet as the image clears.
Some of us know that comets can have babies or in a more technical term, fragment into smaller pieces. Is this the case here? I’m sure we will hear more about this animation in the coming days.