Monday, April 1, 2013

Long Tail Comets

Update 20130401 - Great Comets depend on your Point Of View within your Field Of View.
A collection of STEREO comet views......



The wide FOV of the STEREO satellites have captured several comets that exhibit long and dynamic tails. This is comet C/2007 F1 LONEOS ..... more to follow..



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This is Machholz 96P, showing a long Ion tail and a wedge shaped Dust tail.