You are correct.
After following the NASA’s discussion LIVE during the perihelion, we made many updates on our Facebook Page and Our Discussion thread (http://www.skywatchersindia.com/comet-ison.html).
But, this blog is silent on ISON’s current update as we have preferred to keep it like this. We refrained from making our opinion on this. With our understanding from the opinions made by experts, what we can say right now is ‘NOT CLEAR.’ Yes there is nothing ‘Black’ or ‘White’ yet from any of the cometary scientist or space geologist. Everything is still in shades of Grey.
But for sure
* ISON has lost almost entire volume of its volatile materials.
* ISON is not going to be an excellent show maker in the days to come.
* ISON has already taught many things, and will give many more new information to our scientists in future when they go with deeper and deeper in analyzing the stills and video footages along with other recorded database of the phase of ISON’s Solar encounter.
We will definitely keep on posting updates in this blog with concrete info as those start coming out. Follow us for them in "ISON Roller Coaster Ride"
I conclude here, we will prefer quoting Karl Battams of global conglomeration CIOC as, "During its passage through the Sun's million-degree corona, its dusty/gassy coma got very much burnt away, though clearly some fine dust survived (which is the fine cloudy stuff you see being pushed away from the Sun). Or something did emerge from the corona. It could be a comet, or just the remains of what once was. We can't tell right now."
However, for all of those who are asking " How to see Comet ISON in its second innings?’ " the short answer is – even if we consider ISON as an winner of its battle with SUN, it will not be possible to have a glimpse of it before 5th/6th December. Look East before twilight, ISON will be there.
Wishing you all a clear sky and successful viewing of ISON. Share your experience with us.
Currently leaving you with a .gif image from NASA STEREO Behind spacecraft.[Image credit: NRL/NASA]
( Image size is 7mb so wait for few moment to load the image or click on the image to view the animated .gif image )