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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 ascension13h 41.8m
Declination-5° 36'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth1.831 AU
Last observed magnitude14.0
Date of last reported observation2020-Feb-10
Altitude51.0°
Azimuth40° (NE)
Angular separation from Sun123.3°
Ecliptic latitude3.4°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.513 AU
Perihelion1.353 AU
(2020-Sep-26)
Aphelion4.857 AU
Period5.47 years
Eccentricity0.564248
Inclination to ecliptic4.4°
Speed relative to Sun20.502 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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