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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 ascension8h 7.6m
Declination24° 40'
ConstellationCancer
Distance from Earth4.397 AU
Last observed magnitude17.6
Date of last reported observation2021-Oct-09
Altitude-30.9°
Azimuth299° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun91.5°
Ecliptic latitude4.2°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.536 AU
Perihelion1.356 AU
(2026-Mar-18)
Aphelion4.857 AU
Period5.48 years
Eccentricity0.563435
Inclination to ecliptic4.4°
Speed relative to Sun10.274 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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