Comet Hoenig from Ft. Collins, CO Aug./Sept. 2002
Latest images (08/30) at bottom of page
  Well it's dim, about 9.1 and the moon was out but it is visible, the comet is the one below
the red arrow on each image.  There is one image that is stacked, the others are single shots.

                              At the time of imaging the comet was just below 7B Ursa Minor-  Kochab

                    Encke Comet Page                             Hoenig Ephemerides Page

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
2002 08 14    21 04.6    +76 11.5    0.655    1.199    89.2    57.7   9.4
2002 08 19    17 34.7    +80 05.7    0.681    1.134    81.5    62.0   9.2
2002 08 24    14 49.8    +75 13.2    0.727    1.071    74.0    65.2   9.1
2002 08 29    13 49.18   +68 14.3    0.786    1.010    67.1    67.1   9.0

               Here a couple of preliminary shot from August 30-31.

         22 second exposure  Aug 31   1:01am                        44 second exposure Aug. 31  1:07am
Movement also seemed to be increasing. It was still quite difficult to see much of a
tail in the C-14 visually.                                                                                            Red arrows not included to eliminate confusion
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Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2

2002 09 28    12 35.68   +37 55.9    1.207    0.780    40.0    55.7   8.8
2002 10 03    12 31.26   +34 02.6    1.265    0.776    37.9    52.3   8.9
2002 10 08    12 27.60   +30 14.7    1.316    0.785    36.5    49.2   9.0
2002 10 13    12 24.60   +26 30.6    1.358    0.805    36.0    46.8   9.2
2002 10 18    12 22.18   +22 49.8    1.393    0.836    36.4    45.0   9.4
2002 10 23    12 20.23   +19 12.0    1.421    0.875    37.5    43.8   9.7
2002 10 28    12 18.65   +15 37.2    1.441    0.923    39.4    43.1   9.9
2002 11 02    12 17.29   +12 05.3    1.454    0.976    41.9    42.8  10.2
2002 11 07    12 16.01   +08 36.0    1.462    1.034    44.9    42.6  10.5
2002 11 12    12 14.68   +05 09.0    1.465    1.095    48.4    42.5  10.7
2002 11 17    12 13.16   +01 43.8    1.463    1.159    52.2    42.3  11.0
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