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 1140797.030423h 06m 17s-09° 36’ 21”
StarHIP 1139868.940823h 05m 01s-09° 34’ 59”
StarHIP 1142848.602823h 08m 49s-08° 48’ 28”
StarHIP 1141028.539223h 06m 34s-08° 38’ 43”
StarHIP 1142618.16923h 08m 26s-09° 00’ 34”
StarHIP 1135836.767223h 00m 19s-08° 52’ 49”
StarHIP 1141647.380223h 07m 11s-07° 41’ 40”
StarHIP 1142048.235223h 07m 42s-09° 40’ 01”
StarHIP 1137488.492623h 02m 11s-07° 43’ 27”
StarHIP 1134888.343622h 58m 59s-08° 12’ 47”
StarHIP 1140546.701823h 05m 52s-07° 56’ 12”
StarHIP 1140066.93923h 05m 18s-07° 45’ 16”
StarHIP 1141727.892823h 07m 17s-08° 48’ 55”
StarHIP 1136587.769223h 01m 07s-09° 33’ 13”
StarHIP 1139965.410623h 05m 09s-07° 41’ 37”

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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