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88P/Howell live position and data

This page shows Comet 88P/Howell location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Comet 88P/Howell (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 477868.671209h 44m 35s+19° 00’ 10”
StarHIP 472747.80309h 38m 04s+17° 21’ 19”
StarHIP 474558.990409h 40m 24s+16° 58’ 07”
StarHIP 471488.72809h 36m 26s+18° 55’ 43”
StarHIP 479278.18509h 46m 01s+17° 53’ 20”
StarHIP 477796.363409h 44m 30s+18° 51’ 49”
StarHIP 472627.824809h 37m 58s+16° 50’ 02”
StarHIP 477458.341209h 44m 00s+17° 40’ 24”
StarHIP 476678.568409h 43m 11s+17° 45’ 59”
StarHIP 475988.316609h 42m 18s+17° 04’ 55”
StarHIP 479096.638409h 45m 51s+18° 41’ 01”
StarHIP 479798.505809h 46m 47s+18° 06’ 57”
StarHIP 471388.435809h 36m 19s+17° 13’ 47”
StarHIP 473758.5609h 39m 08s+17° 28’ 04”
GalaxyNGC 294313.709h 38m 33s+17° 01’ 59”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 88P/Howell

Astronomy databases

This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:

  1. The Digitized Sky Survey, a photographic survey of the whole sky created using images from different telescopes, including the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain
  2. The Hipparcos Star Catalogue, containing more than 100.000 bright stars
  3. The PGC 2003 Catalogue, containing information about 1 million galaxies
  4. The GSC 2.3 Catalogue, containing information about more than 2 billion stars and galaxies
Please see the acknowledgements section.

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