Luckily comet ISON isn't the only game in town right now. Here is a shot of comet C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) this morning in the constellation Bootes. This one was discovered recently, September 7th, 2013 using an 8" telescope! Doesn't take expensive equipment to discover new comets. Lovejoy is on it's way in towards the sun now and will reach perihelion December 22nd.