Taken by Richard Sears on October 25, 2017 @ SOHO LASCO-C3
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COMET 96P/MACHHOLZ APPEARS IN SOHO’s FIELD OF VIEW: For the fifth time since SOHO launched in 1995, comet 96P/Machholz will be entering the field of view of the LASCO C3 coronagraph instrument. On Oct. 25, 2017, comet 96P will enter the lower-right corner of C3 and skirt up and around the right-hand edge of the field of view, before leaving the field of view on Oct. 30. Comet 96P was also visible in SOHOs field of view in 2012, 2007, 2002 and 1996, making it the most frequent cometary visitor to their images.
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