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 481968.307409h 49m 31s+18° 39’ 03”
StarHIP 484847.29409h 53m 17s+19° 56’ 16”
StarHIP 481898.604609h 49m 25s+18° 31’ 33”
StarHIP 483728.325809h 51m 39s+17° 28’ 34”
StarHIP 485218.207409h 53m 43s+18° 56’ 39”
StarHIP 482308.719809h 49m 59s+19° 36’ 20”
StarHIP 486707.972609h 55m 34s+18° 49’ 16”
StarHIP 479096.638409h 45m 51s+18° 41’ 01”
StarHIP 481687.667209h 49m 05s+18° 03’ 28”
StarHIP 483867.62409h 51m 49s+20° 09’ 52”
StarHIP 482888.76109h 50m 42s+17° 44’ 00”
StarHIP 479798.505809h 46m 47s+18° 06’ 57”
StarHIP 481828.554809h 49m 16s+18° 39’ 40”
StarHIP 483058.35709h 50m 53s+19° 19’ 24”
StarHIP 481038.607409h 48m 26s+18° 48’ 22”
StarHIP 483668.868409h 51m 37s+18° 24’ 40”

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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