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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: 5°, Max. star mag.: 10)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension16h 38.0m
Declination-25° 42'
ConstellationScorpius
Distance from Earth1.407 AU
Last observed magnitude9.2
Date of last reported observation2020-Sep-24
Altitude-32.7°
Azimuth99° (E)
Angular separation from Sun65.9°
Ecliptic latitude-3.7°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.353 AU
Perihelion1.353 AU
(2020-Sep-26)
Aphelion4.859 AU
Period5.47 years
Eccentricity0.564354
Inclination to ecliptic4.4°
Speed relative to Sun32.023 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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