SWAN Sungrazer Now In SOHO C2 Field

The newly discovered Comet SWAN has now entered the LASCO C2 instrument field on the SOHO spacecraft. This field observes closer to the Sun than the C3 instrument.

The latest C2 images can be found here:

http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime/c2/1024/latest.html .

The comet will probably not survive its encounter with the Sun. As a result, it should begin to fade out any hour now.