Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)
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Comet 88P/Howell, 


            José J. Chambó
Comet 88P/Howell
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Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4067170

RA center: 18h 58' 15"

DEC center: -26° 41' 34"

Pixel scale: 2.110 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.326 degrees

Field radius: 0.423 degrees

Resolution: 1200x800

Data source: Unknown


88P/Howell @ 2020 November 3, 10:00 UT

Comet 88P/Howell imaged on November 3, 2020, still over the Milky Way in Sagittarius, although in a less dense area than days ago. Comet continues receding and its coma has reduced in angular size to 4 arc minutes. The lower stellar density also seems to show a small tail to the east (below). A light diffraction at the top draw attention, caused by the magnitude 2 star named Nunki (Sigma Sagittarii) which is half a degree from the field upper edge.

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Comet 88P/Howell, 


            José J. Chambó