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Fine Scale Structure in Cometary Dust Tails - Figure 5.18 - Sunward aligned temporal maps of McNaught as seen by HI-1A with MGN enhancement

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posted on 07.12.2021, 15:14 authored by Oliver Price, Geraint JonesGeraint Jones
Sunward-aligned temporal maps of McNaught's main dust tail region as seen by HI-1A with MGN enhancement.

After a 6 hour data gap, on 22:01 UT on January 12th 2007, new near vertical combed features are visible which intersect older striae. Note that features on the far left of the temporal maps are artefacts from the overexposed region near the comet's nucleus.


This research was supported by a UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) PhD studentship.