Here’s an image from this morning (10-15-12) of Comet ISON at just over 6 A.U.s distant. It registered 17.4 R. magnitude.
(18 min blue and green and 16 min red.)
This is the comet that MIGHT reach naked-eye brightness about this time next year. While it has the potential to be a spectacular comet (on the order of another Hale-Bopp) It is very far away and predictions of its brightness can be in error by many magnitudes… Still it has good possibilities..