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Fine Scale Structure in Cometary Dust Tails - Figure 6.9 - CME shell model showing area of high density (as seen by C3 Clear with difference enhancement)

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posted on 2021-12-07, 15:27 authored by Oliver Price, Geraint JonesGeraint Jones
Views of C/2002 V1 NEAT from SOHO LASCO C3, taken with the clear filter and enhanced as temporal difference images. The field of view of the instrument has been projected into the orbital plane of the comet, where it is shown in an unravelled radial plot.

The shell of the CME has been modelled as an area of high density, outlined in green. Note that as the CME moves past the comet, it becomes much harder to keep track of the CME's leading edge.


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