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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 442368.354409h 00m 32s+22° 43’ 37”
StarHIP 444147.825809h 02m 50s+22° 15’ 30”
StarHIP 447318.545809h 06m 54s+22° 24’ 06”
StarHIP 442598.648209h 00m 47s+21° 27’ 16”
StarHIP 442288.300209h 00m 29s+22° 28’ 07”
StarHIP 444568.012809h 03m 24s+22° 36’ 40”
StarHIP 444088.020209h 02m 45s+21° 31’ 09”
StarHIP 447408.428809h 07m 02s+23° 19’ 35”
StarHIP 448087.94909h 07m 53s+22° 27’ 23”
StarHIP 439506.947408h 57m 05s+21° 51’ 37”
StarHIP 447686.315409h 07m 27s+22° 58’ 51”
StarHIP 440977.573208h 58m 55s+21° 09’ 59”
StarHIP 445867.347609h 05m 00s+22° 49’ 55”
StarHIP 441208.170408h 59m 08s+22° 47’ 55”
GalaxyNGC 276413.609h 08m 17s+21° 26’ 35”
GalaxyNGC 273813.909h 04m 00s+21° 58’ 04”

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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