View Full Version : Question: -Sungrazing comet observed by COR1-A on March 12,

John Jaksich
2010-Apr-17, 08:11 PM
The Solar Dynamics Observatory recently released a "video" of a comet going near the sun. Here is one link:

youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHMULMMS7dk)

I'll try to find another one before the day is done.

But my question does anyone have information about about it---I don't seem to remember hearing about it??

2010-Apr-17, 08:22 PM
That's a nice one and better than many of the other 1500+ observed by SOHO and others. :) I enjoy seeing them from the new solarstormwatch.com site that uses the STEREO imaging.

John Jaksich
2010-Apr-17, 08:28 PM
I have to partially stand down and re-phrase the initial post; it is not the recently launched SDO observatory that NASA has scheduled to release images and video on April 21 2010 -

see NASA.gov link: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/

However I would be grateful for some info


John Jaksich
2010-Apr-17, 08:30 PM

Thanks for your post and information on the solarstormwatch.com

2010-Apr-17, 08:38 PM
Most of the Sun grazers, at least those seen from STEREO, come from the busted Kreutz comet (http://secchi.nrl.navy.mil/STEREOorbit/Kreutz.html).

Here (http://www.rkracht.de/secchi/comets.htm) is a list of comets that might do the job for you. [Oops, that list is limited and older.]