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):

StarHIP 547608.041211h 12m 43s+09° 51’ 56”
StarHIP 543308.998811h 06m 51s+08° 06’ 28”
StarHIP 544178.02811h 08m 06s+09° 01’ 25”
StarHIP 544548.123211h 08m 27s+07° 37’ 50”
StarHIP 543567.267211h 07m 13s+10° 12’ 44”
StarHIP 543468.922411h 07m 04s+09° 37’ 10”
StarHIP 548635.680611h 14m 01s+08° 03’ 39”
StarHIP 546047.327211h 10m 30s+07° 53’ 30”
StarHIP 545568.271811h 09m 48s+10° 09’ 26”
GalaxyIC 67613.111h 12m 39s+09° 03’ 24”
GalaxyIC 263713.911h 13m 49s+09° 35’ 12”

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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