Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bright STEREO comet

The Kreutz comet stream got active again with a few more bright comets passing through. I was able to detect one early enough for it to be classified as a STEREO comet. The others will be SOHO comets. Here is the last moments as seen in the very narrow view for the STEREO COR1A imager. better images may follow later.

Image data courtesy of STEREO/SECCHI/NASA.

This is the comet approaching the sun as seen in STEREO COR2B imager.

Something made it past the sun? As seen in COR2A imager. A dust plume is visible on the far side. This a very interesting comet.