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Comet C/2012 E2 (SWAN) was discovered on ultraviolet images taken on the 4th - 6th March, 2012, by the Solar Wind anisotropies (SWAN) instrument aboard the SOHO satellite, by V. Bezugly on the 8th March, 2012.
This is the first Kreutz orbital group comet that has been detected by the SWAN instrument.
The preliminary orbital elements of comet indicated a perihelion passage on the 15th March, 2012, at a distance of 0.0069520 AU from the Sun. The Comet did not survive the perihelion passage.



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Orbital elements:
    C/2012 E2 (SWAN)
T 2012 Mar. 15.03141 TT                                 MPC
q   0.0069520            (2000.0)            P               Q
                   Peri.   83.34347     +0.22294727     -0.97167163
                   Node     7.70782     -0.94937135     -0.23468454
e   1.0            Incl.  144.22180     +0.22133358     -0.02788207
From 39 observations 2012 Mar. 9-13.

MPEC 2012 - F02



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 Death Dive of Comet SWAN, 14 March 2012


Death Dive of Comet SWAN, 14 March 2012 as seen in the SOHO Lasco C2 imager



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The Sungrazer comet will probably not survive the close encounter with the Sun



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Comet SWAN in SOHO/LASCO C3

 

Comet SWAN in STEREO/SECCHI HI-1B



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A (probable) Kreutz group Sungrazer comet was discovered on images taken by the SOHO satellite by Vladimir Bezugly on the 8th March, 2012.



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