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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 ascension18h 21.0m
Declination-27° 16'
ConstellationSagittarius
Distance from Earth1.522 AU
Last observed magnitude8.6
Date of last reported observation2020-Oct-20
Altitude-4.0°
Azimuth154° (SSE)
Angular separation from Sun63.0°
Ecliptic latitude-4.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.389 AU
Perihelion1.353 AU
(2020-Sep-26)
Aphelion4.859 AU
Period5.47 years
Eccentricity0.564349
Inclination to ecliptic4.4°
Speed relative to Sun31.491 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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