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Saturday, March 21, 2009


Another View of Tony Hoffman's Kreutz Comet

In the "Just because I can" department. I've re-stacked my images of the Death Dive of Tony Hoffman's Kreutz comet. This comet was discovered by Tony Hoffman on the 21/2/09 in SOHO C3 images.

The comet brightens rapidly, then evaporates before it passes behind the Sun. I've made a longer animation that shows the comet evaporating (1.5 Mb). I posted the animation on YouTube (see below), but for some reason the final frames don't come up on YouTube.

Images form the stereo COR2A instrument were stacked in ImageJ and warm green-blue LUT applied.

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