Hubble Image of Comet Holmes - November 4, 2007
On November 4, 2007, Comet 17P/Holmes was 1.62 Astronomical Units from the Earth, and 2.48 Astronomical Units from the Sun.
Comet 17P/Holmes has the following orbital values: Aphelion distance: 5.2 Astronomical Units; Perihelion distance: 2.1 Astronomical Units; Semi-major axis: 3.6 Astronomical Units
The Hubble image was created from HST data from proposal 11418: H. Weaver (Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory), C. Lisse (University of Maryland), P. Lamy (Space Astronomy Laboratory, Marseille), I. Toth (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), W. Reach and J. Vaubaillon (California Institute of Technology), and M. Mutchler (STScI).
F555W (V) and F675W (R)