Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Libra (Lib)  ·  Contains:  NGC 5897
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Comet 88P/Howell and NGC 5897, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet 88P/Howell and NGC 5897
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Comet 88P/Howell and NGC 5897

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Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4006060

RA center: 15h 17' 33"

DEC center: -21° 5' 45"

Pixel scale: 2.110 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.323 degrees

Field radius: 0.423 degrees


Resolution: 1200x800

Data source: Unknown

Description

Object/Date:
88P/Howell @ 2020 September 5, 09:23 UT

Description:
Comet 88P/Howell imaged on September 5, 2020, just as it passed at an angular distance of only 8 arcminutes from the center of the globular cluster NGC 5897 which 24,000 light-years away formed before the spiral arms of our galaxy. The comet has a weak ionic tail that extends at least 15 minutes in length to the east out of the image field.

Data and link to image:
https://cometografia.es/88p-howell-20200813/

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Comet 88P/Howell and NGC 5897, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó