C/2002 V1 (NEAT)
At perihelion on the 18th February it passed just 0.1AU from the sun and put on a spectacular display viewed from SOHO. Here I've put together an animation (381Kb) of some of those SOHO images taken between the 15th and 21st of February.
|Imaged on the 20th January against the stars of Pegasus, a close-up of a 5 minute exposure onto 200ASA film taken through a 58mm f/1.2 lens operating at f/2.|
|An animation of the comet's perihelion passage as observed from SOHO.|