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Comet Lovejoy survives solar merry go round!

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12 years 2 months ago #91664 by Keith g
Amazing images here, particuarly from SOHO show ing that Comet Lovejoy survived it's closest approcah to the sun today, you don't see this very often!

www.skyandtelescope.com/news/Comet-Lovej...vivor-135743163.html

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12 years 2 months ago - 12 years 2 months ago #91680 by dave_lillis
Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Comet Lovejoy survives solar merry go round!
not only has it survived the close shave with the Sun, its apparently visible before sunrise, especially from the southern hemisphere.
It passed less then 200k kilometers from the suns surface and didnt vaporise, amazing considering the sun is about 1.4 million km across !!
keep an eye on spaceweather.com for updates on it.

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12 years 2 months ago #91685 by R Newman
Comet Lovejoy (2011 W3) rising over Western Australia, bright comet..Nice timelapse here vimeo.com/34007626

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12 years 2 months ago - 12 years 2 months ago #91691 by dave_lillis
Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Comet Lovejoy survives solar merry go round!
thats a great lookin comet, it looks like it'll get bright enough to be easily seen in twilight, it only we could get an look at it.

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
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12 years 2 months ago #91692 by johnomahony
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Its visible in the sky at sunrise here but the weather has been crap

The Lord giveth, the Revenue taketh away. (John 1:16)

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12 years 2 months ago #91699 by dave_lillis
Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Comet Lovejoy survives solar merry go round!
when it does clear up for you John, this is what youre gonna see.
what a comet !!

spaceweather.com/submissions/large_image...tions_1324535827.jpg

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