M104 Sombrero Galaxy

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Kreutz comet system fragments, March 11-13 2010

SOHO coronagraph images.
More than 1500 comets have been discovered in SOHO images.
See the Red Barn Observatory SOHO Comet hunting instructions.

Sekanina and Chodas 2007, discuss in detail the birth and evolution of the Kreutz comet system. See also the Wikipedia article "Kreutz Sungrazers".