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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 491087.512610h 01m 20s+15° 40’ 14”
StarHIP 491688.482810h 02m 03s+15° 21’ 38”
StarHIP 488817.359209h 58m 11s+15° 13’ 16”
StarHIP 488428.92209h 57m 45s+15° 03’ 10”
StarHIP 485778.406609h 54m 27s+16° 02’ 09”
StarHIP 490487.618210h 00m 31s+15° 51’ 51”
StarHIP 488237.15109h 57m 33s+16° 27’ 32”
StarHIP 487517.28109h 56m 37s+14° 43’ 28”
StarHIP 490108.85909h 59m 53s+14° 52’ 39”
StarHIP 490118.848209h 59m 55s+16° 10’ 08”
GalaxyNGC 305313.709h 55m 33s+16° 25’ 58”
GalaxyNGC 306013.809h 56m 19s+16° 49’ 54”
GalaxyNGC 309413.410h 01m 25s+15° 46’ 17”

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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