It looks as if some part of Comet ISON has emerged from its close encounter with the sun. However, it now looks to be a headless comet. The nucleus of the comet has evaporated and the only thing remaining is the coma and dust tail. It's still possible that ISON will be visible in the evening sky over the next several weeks, but disappointingly it will not be the Comet of the Century we had all hoped for. It will most likely only be visible through telescopes. But that will remain to be seen.
In the image to the left, Comet ISON can be seen emerging from perihelion at the top left. The remains of its tail can be seen at the bottom right prior to perihelion.
This image is from the LASCO C2 Solar Observatory.
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