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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 44812009h 07m 57s+21° 35’ 12”
StarHIP 449465.056609h 09m 21s+22° 02’ 43”
StarHIP 447167.619809h 06m 42s+20° 30’ 37”
StarHIP 454838.770609h 16m 04s+20° 04’ 23”
StarHIP 447928.619609h 07m 43s+21° 00’ 32”
StarHIP 454738.51709h 15m 59s+21° 16’ 49”
StarHIP 450335.934609h 10m 20s+21° 59’ 47”
StarHIP 455198.586209h 16m 39s+20° 37’ 23”
StarHIP 450467.629609h 10m 29s+21° 40’ 16”
StarHIP 447057.458809h 06m 32s+20° 07’ 09”
StarHIP 452726.459209h 13m 37s+21° 16’ 59”
StarHIP 451318.616409h 11m 45s+20° 25’ 38”
StarHIP 452048.359409h 12m 42s+20° 40’ 24”
GalaxyNGC 276413.609h 08m 17s+21° 26’ 35”

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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