Saturday, March 27, 2010

Upcoming STEREO events

Comet C/2009 O2 Catalina as seen from Stereo A (visualization via Celestia).

Bah, Humbug. Earth Hour was clouded out, both the Global-rent-a-scopes were closed up due to bad weather and there was nothing in the STEREO images of note.

However, in a couple of weeks time comet C/2009 O2 Catalina will pass through the field of view (FOV) of the STEREO A spacecraft. This should be interesting, as it may be brighter than Earth based telescopes (currently mag 9). I think I can hang out for that.

Hat tip to CometAl for finding that Catalina goes through the FOV of STEREO A.

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