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Look quick! A new comet escapes the Sun

February 26, 2015

A sun grazing comet was discovered in SOHO chronograph images.  And unlike Comet ISON 15 months ago which checked in but didn’t check out.  This one escaped to possibly become visible in our evening sky.  It was the 2875th comet discovered on SOHO chronograph images.  Usually it ends there, but the comet, now named C/2015 D1 (SOHO).

Comet track

Hot off the press. Comet 2015 D1 was part of the download of comet elements this afternoon. Here’s the track with estimated magnitudes for tonight and the next week. Created using Cartes du Ceil (Sky Charts).

A more comprehensive post from Universe Today is here.


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