Sunday, February 3, 2008

Chen-Gao has a little tail, no clear brightness trend

With a remote observatory in New Mexico one of the best images so far of the new comet has been taken. Here is another shot from Arkansas. Meanwhile the Chinese images have been reanalyzed with better software, and no convincing brightness trend between Jan. 30 and Feb. 2 is evident anymore.

In other news comet 46P/Wirtanen also has a tail as also revealed in images of current comets. Yet another 2007 TU24 movie has come to my attention. And on the Sun impressive filaments in H-Alpha images look like wings around an old AR ... (The latter page also shows Venus, Jupiter & the Moon this morning - tomorrow morning the three will be closest together!)

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