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 659206.79413h 30m 51s-03° 02’ 59”
StarHIP 662268.597813h 34m 23s-04° 21’ 59”
StarHIP 663248.52613h 35m 32s-04° 23’ 23”
StarHIP 660318.58813h 32m 15s-03° 33’ 56”
StarHIP 657518.377813h 28m 42s-04° 27’ 56”
StarHIP 663118.613613h 35m 24s-04° 56’ 03”
StarHIP 660248.401613h 32m 11s-03° 06’ 02”
StarHIP 659348.774213h 31m 01s-02° 49’ 00”
StarHIP 655406.966613h 26m 08s-03° 39’ 39”
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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