Mars and ISON rise together in the eastern sky a couple of hours before the sun. Amateur astronomers, if you have a GOTO telescope, enter these coordinates. Visually, Mars will be easy to find on the mornings of closest approach, because the planet is relatively bright, and also because the crescent Moon will be passing right by it. Sky maps: Sept. 28, 29, 30; Oct. 1, 2.
New images of the comet are coming in every day. Browse the gallery for the latest views: Realtime Comet ISON Photo Gallery