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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 409848.204208h 21m 51s+22° 57’ 10”
StarHIP 409998.641208h 22m 01s+23° 05’ 49”
StarHIP 411337.982208h 23m 31s+23° 32’ 04”
StarHIP 413118.726608h 25m 44s+21° 11’ 26”
StarHIP 41431008h 27m 00s+21° 57’ 24”
StarHIP 414358.907408h 27m 02s+23° 21’ 54”
StarHIP 414608.055608h 27m 25s+23° 09’ 07”
StarHIP 415246.762208h 28m 07s+21° 08’ 55”
GalaxyNGC 257713.508h 22m 43s+22° 33’ 11”
GalaxyNGC 259913.108h 32m 11s+22° 33’ 47”
GalaxyNGC 259512.908h 27m 41s+21° 28’ 42”

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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