C/2002 O4 (Honig)


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the comet on Seiichi Yoshida's Homepage, some more images, animation of Otmar Nickel

Homepage of Sebastian Hönig

C/2002 O4 (Hönig) © by Bernhard Haeusler and Ralf Mündlein, Germany

© 2002-08-02 by Bernhard Häusler and Ralf Mündlein, Germany                                                              limit ~19 mag

1 min. exposure, 2002-08-02 UT 23:30, 14" RC f-10 + CCD ST10XME, Observatory Mündlein, Lindelbach, Germany
movie.wmv 30 minutes in reality cut down to 2.5 seconds (108KB)


Specification: Histogramm parabel

C/2002 O4 (Hönig) © by Bernhard Haeusler and Ralf Mündlein, Germany

© 2002-08-02 by Bernhard Häusler and Ralf Mündlein, Germany

1 min. exposure, 2002-08-02 UT 23:30, 14" RC f-10 + CCD ST10XME, Observatory Mündlein, Lindelbach, Germany
Histogram specification: parabel shown in the inlay


C/2002 O4 (Hönig) © by Bernhard Haeusler and Ralf Mündlein, Germany

Position of the comet at August, 03 2002, Sun distance 1.35 AU

At the beginning of 2009 the comet's distance from the Sun is 18.38 AU, this is almost the Sun distance of the planet Uranus.
C/2002 O4 (Honig) will leave the inner part of the solar system in a couple of years and will later immerse in the Oort cloud for ever.

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