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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 ascension4h 35.4m
Declination23° 32'
ConstellationTaurus
Distance from Earth2.684 AU
Last observed magnitude17.6
Date of last reported observation2021-Oct-09
Altitude-40.6°
Azimuth58° (ENE)
Angular separation from Sun177.7°
Ecliptic latitude1.1°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.669 AU
Perihelion1.354 AU
(2020-Sep-26)
Aphelion4.857 AU
Period5.47 years
Eccentricity0.564130
Inclination to ecliptic4.4°
Speed relative to Sun14.066 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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