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Comet 88P Howell

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Coarse finder chart
(Field of view: 60°, Max. star mag.: 5)
Fine finder chart
(Field of view: 2°, Max. star mag.: 12)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension23h 12.3m
Declination-7° 51'
ConstellationAquarius
Distance from Earth2.439 AU
Last observed magnitude10.0
Date of last reported observation2021-Jan-16
Altitude37.2°
Azimuth100° (E)
Angular separation from Sun42.6°
Ecliptic latitude-3.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.840 AU
Perihelion1.353 AU
(2020-Sep-26)
Aphelion4.858 AU
Period5.47 years
Eccentricity0.564291
Inclination to ecliptic4.4°
Speed relative to Sun26.048 km/s

Warning!
Never attempt to observe objects close to the sun without taking the proper precautions. In particular, never point optical instruments near the sun and look through them, or you risk permanent eye damage or blindness.
 

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