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Where is Comet 88P/Howell?

Comet 88P/Howell is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension is 14h 16m 51s and the Declination is -15° 44’ 39”.

14h 16m 51s
-15° 44’ 39”
Virgo
  • 88P/Howell is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-West direction at an altitude of 7° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 88P/Howell is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.
  • See also 88P/Howell rise and set times.
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Below you can see a simplified sky chart showing where Comet 88P/Howell is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts for Comet 88P/Howell are available on TheSkyLive: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Map showing Comet 88P/Howell in Virgo on August, 14 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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