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(45.2437°N, 67.7928°W)
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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 ascension1h 50.4m
Declination10° 1'
ConstellationPisces
Distance from Earth3.337 AU
Last observed magnitude12.8
Date of last reported observation2021-Feb-21
Altitude50.2°
Azimuth146° (SE)
Angular separation from Sun8.6°
Ecliptic latitude-1.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.351 AU
Perihelion1.353 AU
(2020-Sep-26)
Aphelion4.857 AU
Period5.47 years
Eccentricity0.564251
Inclination to ecliptic4.4°
Speed relative to Sun21.658 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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