The latest image available from the “cluster” Elenin. Surprised that NASA does not publish a single photograph of the Comet.
NASA warns anomalies Stereo nodes that are taking place by the approach of ELENIN as well as viewing the coming days 1-15 August.
The SECCHI team requests to roll the Behind spacecraft by 135 degrees for two hours per day each day between Aug 1 (or late on Sep 31) and Aug 12 to observe comet Elenin as it flies within 0.05 AU of the spacecraft. Observations of the comet at a wide variety of phase angles will provide information about composition. There’s also a possibility that the in situ instruments on Behind will see the ion tail. The requested two hours per day will include the roll and settle times, with the roll starting on an even hour boundary, and then back to nominal roll and settled on the next even hour boundary…Continue reading: http://stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov/minutes/weekly_20110607.txt
Probably they will cut the STERO satellite signal during August 22 and 23, 2011