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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 653235.720413h 23m 18s-04° 55’ 27”
StarHIP 653358.31913h 23m 27s-03° 59’ 34”
StarHIP 654205.730813h 24m 33s-05° 09’ 50”
StarHIP 653927.64113h 24m 07s-04° 32’ 11”
StarHIP 657518.377813h 28m 42s-04° 27’ 56”
StarHIP 652437.741413h 22m 11s-04° 39’ 45”
StarHIP 655907.865813h 26m 53s-05° 55’ 50”
StarHIP 655406.966613h 26m 08s-03° 39’ 39”
StarHIP 657726.985613h 29m 02s-05° 57’ 19”
StarHIP 653798.174613h 23m 56s-05° 08’ 55”
StarHIP 654146.721413h 24m 26s-04° 18’ 31”
GalaxyNGC 513312.613h 24m 52s-04° 04’ 56”

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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