Yesterday we had reported Significant Comet Plunges Toward The Sun
Update: The comet will enter LASCO C3 on the 14th at the very lower-left edge of the field of view. They predict it will be around mag 5 or 6 at this time. They also are unable to squeeze any more images out of LASCO than they already do, simply because it uses early 1980’s computer technology and just can’t do things all that fast. So this means the standard 5 images per hour.
What they can do, however, is use different exposure times and filters to capture as much science as they possibly can. Finally, the rarely-mentioned UVCS instrument on SOHO has the ability to point itself at a the track of the comet and get some observations.
This has happened before with great success and so that’s what they’ll be shooting for again. Stay tuned for more updates!
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