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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 67285013h 47m 23s-06° 08’ 07”
StarHIP 670046.497413h 43m 54s-05° 29’ 56”
StarHIP 667648.977213h 41m 03s-06° 21’ 16”
StarHIP 664438.333613h 37m 15s-05° 53’ 25”
StarHIP 670837.101413h 44m 57s-06° 00’ 08”
StarHIP 670728.820413h 44m 46s-06° 09’ 46”
StarHIP 672097.952613h 46m 19s-04° 52’ 34”
StarHIP 667068.0213h 40m 25s-05° 14’ 43”
StarHIP 669666.922813h 43m 30s-04° 16’ 27”
StarHIP 668538.682213h 42m 02s-06° 58’ 08”
GalaxyPGC 4878613.213h 45m 37s-05° 59’ 07”

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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