The solar system

Notes: the Bright spot on the left is the planet Venus (overexposure at exposure). Just below Venus and slightly to the right is a star cluster the Pleiades (M45). In the right part of the comet Hyakutake with bright blue tail, extending nearly to star cluster in the constellation Perseus (top right – alpha Perseus).

Reproduced with permission from: Vic winter, ICSTARS

Notes: the Image of the comet Hyakutake in conventional colors shows its rapidly growing tail. The shell of the comet has a bright Central part is remarkably similar to the eye.

Reproduced with permission from: Herman Mikuz, Observatory CrNi Wjrh, Slovenia

Telescope Hubble probes inner region of comet Hyakutake

Notes: Presents Pictures taken Space telescope “Hubble” March 25, 1996 when the comet passed at a distance of about 13 million km from the Earth. The left image shows the phase space with a transverse size of 3340 km Shows that the majority of dust particles is formed on a facing the Sun the hemisphere of the comet. A magnified image of a field of its nucleus (bottom right) corresponds to the plot with a diameter of only 760 km. the core Itself is located closer to the center of the image, but the brightest area in the Photo is responsible, probably,not the kernel, and the “clique” of powerful dust release. The image at top right shows the fragments of the nucleus, which formed during the break and were first recorded from the Ground on 24 March.

Notes: During the flight space Observatory “SOHO” managed to capture a rare coincidence. At the maximum approach of the comet to the Sun Hyakutake may 1, 1996, has been Photographing the comet. By a happy coincidence – just in time for the shooting erupted on the Sun. Thus, in the upper part of this image (in conventional colours) you can see the comet Hyakutake, and the ejection left the Sun – a solar flare. The image of the Sun (centre) is closed by a special mask used on the LASCO telescope.

Explanation: During maximum approach of the comet to the Sun Hyakutake because of the bright sunlight conventional astronomical methods did not work. But telescopes space-based Solar heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) can be directed directly into the Sun, so the comet continued to be observed in this period. On the image obtained may 2, 1996 see the tails of the comet Hyakutake aimed, as expected, from the Sun. During the approach to the Sun, the comet was inside the orbit of mercury.

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