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Session 37 - First Results from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).
Display session, Tuesday, June 11
Tripp Commons,

[37.16] LASCO Observations of the 03Feb96 Streamer Blow-out

M. D. Andrews, C. M. Korendyke, M. J. Koomen, G. E. Brueckner, J. W. Cook, K. P. Dere, R. A. Howard, D. J. Michels, J. D. Moses, J. S. Morrill, N. E. Moulton, S. E. Paswaters, D. G. Socker, O. C. St. Cyr, D. Wang (NRL), P. L. Lamy, A. Llebaria, M. V. Bout (Laboratoire d"Astronomie Spatiale, France), R. Schwenn, B. Podlipnik (Max-Planck-Institut, Germany), D. K. Bedford, D. A. Biesecker, C. J. Eyles, S. Plunkett, G. M. Simnett (Univ. of Birmingham, United Kingdom)

The C2 and C3 telescopes on the Large Angle Spectrometric Coronograph (LASCO) have recorded images of a Streamer Blow-out which occured on 03Feb96. We will present a series of images produces by combining data from the 2 coronographs. These images show a rapid evolution of the coronal streamer belt over projected distances of 2 to 20 solar radii. The streamer belt shows a dramatic brightening, which is seen to propagate outward. A bubble-like structure is seen to move away from the Sun and expand. At the end of this event, the equatorial corona is significantly less bright than prior to the event.

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