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John Kierein
2007-Sep-26, 12:48 PM
If this SOHO Coronagraph is showing debris, why does it curve? What causes this? Is it an instrument artifact or could it be a passing object?

http://soho.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime/javagif/gifs_small/20070925_1942_c3.gif

Hornblower
2007-Sep-26, 01:16 PM
If this SOHO Coronagraph is showing debris, why does it curve? What causes this? Is it an instrument artifact or could it be a passing object?

http://soho.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime/javagif/gifs_small/20070925_1942_c3.gif

If you are referring to that curved streak in the upper left, I would guess an instrumental artifact.