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 328738.940606h 51m 00s+25° 53’ 42”
StarHIP 329428.897406h 51m 43s+25° 02’ 53”
StarHIP 329646.749406h 51m 58s+25° 39’ 46”
StarHIP 320867.196206h 42m 11s+25° 28’ 06”
StarHIP 322548.774206h 44m 07s+24° 32’ 54”
StarHIP 328746.93306h 51m 00s+25° 45’ 39”
StarHIP 322668.632606h 44m 12s+23° 53’ 08”
StarHIP 325188.575406h 47m 10s+26° 33’ 40”
StarHIP 322462.867606h 43m 55s+25° 07’ 52”
StarHIP 319827.503406h 40m 59s+25° 19’ 25”
StarHIP 320038.446606h 41m 11s+24° 39’ 21”
StarHIP 321678.921406h 43m 00s+24° 08’ 10”
StarHIP 323696.781806h 45m 23s+24° 40’ 20”
StarHIP 330277.83706h 52m 54s+25° 45’ 51”
StarHIP 320958.753606h 42m 17s+25° 21’ 49”
StarHIP 330547.36706h 53m 06s+25° 18’ 41”
StarHIP 328008.304606h 50m 16s+24° 09’ 25”
StarHIP 327436.641606h 49m 43s+25° 29’ 04”
StarHIP 325438.438606h 47m 27s+26° 07’ 46”

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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