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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 348307.272807h 12m 31s+26° 33’ 52”
StarHIP 348617.055407h 12m 49s+25° 44’ 55”
StarHIP 34950007h 13m 53s+25° 00’ 41”
StarHIP 350255.690607h 14m 41s+24° 53’ 06”
StarHIP 350708.328207h 15m 07s+25° 52’ 49”
StarHIP 35191007h 16m 19s+27° 08’ 34”
StarHIP 352536.304607h 17m 03s+26° 41’ 23”
StarHIP 352737.171607h 17m 15s+26° 21’ 49”
StarHIP 353337.531207h 17m 54s+26° 19’ 59”
StarHIP 353777.946807h 18m 28s+27° 15’ 11”
StarHIP 354357.92907h 18m 54s+25° 56’ 29”
StarHIP 354946.856607h 19m 30s+26° 49’ 22”
StarHIP 356178.164407h 20m 59s+24° 59’ 58”
StarHIP 356248.739607h 21m 03s+25° 40’ 07”
StarHIP 356398.288407h 21m 15s+26° 29’ 39”
StarHIP 356598.654407h 21m 28s+27° 04’ 07”
StarHIP 356647.52807h 21m 32s+26° 09’ 33”

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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