Kreutz comet C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy)


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Discovered by Terry Lovejoy, Australia on November,27 2011   

The latest IAU telegrams or the latest CBET's. IAUC Astronomical Headlines.

Minor planet center's orbital elements and Ephemeris, the comet on Seiichi Yoshida's Homepage
Light curves on Cometas ObsJPL Small body database


    

Comet Lovejoy, a comet for the Southern Hemisphere

comet C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) on December, 16+17 2011 (SOHO LASCO C3)

the Kreutz comet survived its Perihelion passage,
an event never seen before with ~2000 Kreutz SOHO comets

comet C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) on December, 13+14 2011 (SOHO LASCO C3)

the Kreutz comet is approaching it's Perihelion passage.
on this animation, there are 3 Kreutz comets visible.
A = small Kreutz comet with tail short just before its perihelion passage
B = starlike object preceding comet Lovejoy about half degree, maybe a fragment of A
C = comet C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy)


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