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3 Comets, Supposedly Unrelated, All Rounded The Sun On August 5, 2020, Per NASA/ESA SOHO.

by Anura Guruge


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From my “Comets” book
(shown below).

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We, as yet, know very little about these three, supposedly unrelated, comets that rounded the Sun fairly close together.

Given their proximity one would normally think that they were 3 fragments from the same parent comet. Current consensus, though only based on minimal study, is that they are NOT fragments. Basically unrelated. Strange, but can happen.

Very small. Went undetected until spotted, after the fact, on SOHO images.

Have NOT been given MPC designations as yet because we don’t have enough observational data.

Just a heads up.

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by Anura Guruge

4,000th Comet Discovered Using Digital Images Provided By NASA/ESA SOHO.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE & read here. From: nasa.gov


From my “Comets” book
(shown below).

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The above two extracts from my “Comets” book tell you everything you need to know. SMILE.

NASA/ESA SOHO makes available digital images that amateurs can scan at their leisure to spot comets.

The 3,000th comet thus discovered was made in September 2015.

So just under 5-years to find another 1,000. That is 200 a year. NOT BAD.


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by Anura Guruge

Remnants Of Comet ISON: Latest December 2013 Videos From NASA’s STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory)

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> ISON’s ghostly goodbye
— Dec. 5, 2013.
>> Latest on ISON, post demise
>>Dec. 2, 2013.
**** Scroll down or do search, MULTIPLE ISON posts a day November 28 & November 29 ****


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Basically it is a tightly packed dust cloud right now.

This dust cloud will cross Earth’s orbital path January 3 – 4.

We could still get some fireworks.

A spectacular meteor shower
… and another later.

So we haven’t seen the end of ISON.

We probably won’t for years to come.

Every year, as we orbit the Sun, we will CONTINUE to cut across
the dust trail being left behind by ISON.

The Final Images Of Comet ISON, From NASA SOHO, As It Disintegrates And Becomes ‘Dust to Dust’.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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by
Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> ISON’s ghostly goodbye
— Dec. 5, 2013.
>> Latest on ISON, post demise
>>Dec. 2, 2013.
**** Scroll down or do search, MULTIPLE ISON posts a day November 28 & November 29 ****


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Click to access SOHO original.

Comet ISON Doing GREAT As It Hurtles Towards Sun — 60 Miles/Second. It Should Round The Sun OK. That Would Be Great.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> ISON streaking towards Sun
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— Nov. 27, 2013.
>> ISON live on SOHO
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— Nov. 26, 2013.
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**** Check my ISON blog.


Comet ISON is looking good!

It might round the Sun, i.e., perihelion, tomorrow, basically intact.

That would be GREAT for us on Earth. We will get too see it on the way back.


NASA update from today giving us better news and more hope.

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Compendium of NASA’s ISON movies accessible from one page.

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See yesterday’s post for details of watching Comet ISON on NASA
orbital Solar Observatory platforms SOHO & STEREO.


See Comet ISON Streaking Towards The Sun On NASA’s SOHO LASCO C3, LIVE — in REAL-TIME … Spectacular.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> ISON live on SOHO
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— Nov. 26, 2013.
>> ISON may be daylight visible
>>Nov. 25, 2013.
>> To see ISON over N.H. … — Nov. 17, 2013.
>> Presentation videos — Nov. 5, 2013.
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Taylor Presentation pictures — Nov. 5, 2013.

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Search on ‘Comet ISON’ on sidebar for other posts >>>>
**** Check my ISON blog.


See yesterday’s post for details of watching Comet ISON on NASA
orbital Solar Observatory platforms SOHO & STEREO.

CLICK ON THE IMAGES …


lacsoc31127That is Comet ISON, at right,
streaking towards the ‘disc’ obscured Sun in the middle.

I am NOT an expert at reading LASCO images (given that I don’t do it often) but check out that small RINGED object on the opposite side, Southwest so to speak. I think that that is Saturn. 


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Real-time video from NASA and introduction on how SOHO LASCO C2 & C3
will be tracking Comet ISON. Good start page.


Watch Comet ISON Round The Sun With NASA’s SOHO LASCO C2/C3 & STEREO Resources — The Next Two Days.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> ISON may be daylight visible
>>Nov. 25, 2013.
>> To see ISON over N.H. … — Nov. 17, 2013.
>> Presentation videos — Nov. 5, 2013.
>>
Taylor Presentation pictures — Nov. 5, 2013.

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Search on ‘Comet ISON’ on sidebar for other posts >>>>
**** Check my ISON blog.


SOHO and STEREO are two of NASA’s space-based Solar observatory platforms.

They are a wonderful resource with always stunning images and data.

Make use of them on Wednesday, November 27 & Thursday,
November 28 (Thanksgiving) to watch Comet ISON streak by or
INTO the Sun
— in real time.

Here, embedded in the images, are the links you will need.

Enjoy.

My money is on Comet ISON surviving perihelion mainly intact. See if I am right.

CLICK ON THE IMAGES …


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SOHO’s LASCO C2 images … the red filter.


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SOHO LASCO C3 images — the blue filter. What I have underlined might be a minor comet. SOHO sees a LOT of these. Sometimes a FEW a day!


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Introduction to LASCO if you want to find out more about what the images show.


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NASA’s STEREO and option. We showed a video of them yesterday.