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 30984006h 30m 09s+26° 56’ 58”
StarHIP 31561006h 36m 22s+27° 56’ 03”
StarHIP 314345.273606h 35m 12s+28° 01’ 20”
StarHIP 308237.572606h 28m 32s+27° 38’ 04”
StarHIP 310318.18506h 30m 40s+25° 53’ 03”
StarHIP 310016.837606h 30m 22s+28° 12’ 43”
StarHIP 308806.537406h 28m 56s+26° 58’ 03”
StarHIP 312877.375406h 33m 41s+27° 58’ 48”
StarHIP 315358.731806h 36m 06s+26° 42’ 53”
StarHIP 313107.736806h 33m 57s+27° 02’ 41”
StarHIP 308938.513606h 29m 05s+27° 00’ 35”
StarHIP 315686.862206h 36m 26s+27° 16’ 43”

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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