17th April 2011 Notes: Elenin Encounters NASA spacecraft

On July 31st, Comet Elenin will pass within 7 million kilometres of the second spacecraft  “Stereo-B” which is currently monitoring the Sun….. but at this stage it does not appear that the comet will be seen by the spacecraft’s cameras as the comet is expected to pass below the craft’s field of vision. This is probably not too much of a concern as we will have plenty of telescopes such as Hubble to point at the comet.

Edit : removed reference to SOHO

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~ by sydneystargazers on April 17, 2011.

One Response to “17th April 2011 Notes: Elenin Encounters NASA spacecraft”

  1. Just a note, SOHO and STEREO-B are two different satellites.

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