A press release was made at the 1997 American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting on February 15 1997 in Seattle Washington. Images and movies from the Large Angle and Spectrometric COronagraph Experiment (LASCO) taken during the week of 22-27 December 1996 were made public. LASCO was launched aboard the SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) spacecraft on 2 December 1995.
EIT 4 Panel Image Sequence 23 December 1996 (45kB) Also available in Postscript format (1.2MB)
C1 Coronagraph Images 23 December 1996 (69kB) Also available in Postscript format (1.1MB)
C2 Coronagraph Images 23 December 1996 (45kB) Also available in Postscript format (4.6MB)
C3 Coronagraph Image 24 December 1996 02:50 UT (672kB)
C2 Coronagraph (Sungrazing Comet) 23 Dec 1996 04:44 UT (573kB)
C3 Coronagraph (Sungrazing Comet) 23 Dec 1996 02:47 UT (138kB)
C3 Coronagraph Movie 22-27 December 1996 Image Cadence ~50 minutes between frames
C2 Coronagraph Movie 22-27 December 1996 Image Cadence ~30 minutes between frames
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