Fine Scale Structure in Cometary Dust Tails - Figure 6.15a - Temporal maps of C/2002 V1's bright stria (as seen by C3 Clear with MGN enhancement)
mediaposted on 2021-12-07, 15:52 authored by Oliver Price, Geraint JonesGeraint Jones
Three temporal maps showing how the localised density enhancement model compares to observations of the bright stria in C/2002 V1's dust tail as seen by LASCO C3 clear with MGN enhancement
The tail is shown from 2003 February 18th at 07:54 UT until February 19th 04:54 UT. Dust is displayed from the region of 0.2 < βr < 2.5 with ejection times from 2003 February 16th 18:00 UT through to February 17th 18:00 UT.
Dots showing the simulated position of the dust tail after interaction with a localised region of high density. Dust particles unaffected by the local density enhancement are shown in cyan, with those dynamically altered by the local density enhancement shown in magenta.