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 90154018h 23m 51s-27° 46’ 16”
StarHIP 901287.664618h 23m 33s-26° 10’ 17”
StarHIP 905048.176418h 28m 04s-28° 23’ 08”
StarHIP 905758.02618h 28m 57s-26° 35’ 37”
StarHIP 905106.269418h 28m 06s-26° 45’ 25”
StarHIP 896784.487218h 18m 03s-27° 02’ 33”
StarHIP 904786.329618h 27m 43s-26° 38’ 05”
StarHIP 903968.819418h 26m 39s-25° 54’ 59”
StarHIP 898717.126618h 20m 21s-27° 24’ 27”
StarHIP 901008.25918h 23m 14s-28° 24’ 43”
StarHIP 905766.66218h 28m 57s-26° 34’ 55”
StarHIP 901218.101218h 23m 26s-27° 30’ 08”
StarHIP 900126.141418h 22m 00s-28° 25’ 47”
StarHIP 899546.891418h 21m 12s-26° 05’ 06”
StarHIP 901847.394218h 24m 10s-26° 26’ 50”

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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