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 19050004h 04m 53s+23° 14’ 10”
StarHIP 189958.182204h 04m 10s+23° 24’ 28”
StarHIP 191637.745604h 06m 34s+21° 57’ 23”
StarHIP 192168.630804h 07m 08s+21° 15’ 46”
StarHIP 188038.686804h 01m 45s+21° 39’ 33”
StarHIP 190788.196204h 05m 24s+23° 10’ 07”
StarHIP 193636.802404h 08m 53s+23° 05’ 55”
StarHIP 188337.785404h 02m 15s+22° 25’ 20”
StarHIP 186258.673803h 59m 09s+22° 59’ 18”
StarHIP 189768.017804h 03m 58s+21° 04’ 15”
StarHIP 190728.224604h 05m 15s+23° 47’ 50”
StarHIP 190765.830404h 05m 20s+22° 00’ 33”
StarHIP 190384.243204h 04m 41s+22° 04’ 55”
StarHIP 192998.848204h 08m 14s+22° 01’ 16”
StarHIP 187486.46204h 00m 56s+23° 12’ 05”

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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