Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Aquarius (Aqr)  ·  Contains:  NGC 7371
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Comet 88P/Howell, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet 88P/Howell
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Comet 88P/Howell, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet 88P/Howell
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave 17" CDK

Imaging cameras: FLI Proline 6303E

Software: PixInsight 1.8


Dates:Jan. 13, 2021

Frames: 1x180" (3')

Integration: 3'

Avg. Moon age: 0.32 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.12%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4198007

RA center: 22h46m24s.2

DEC center: -10°4912

Pixel scale: 2.453 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.007 degrees

Field radius: 0.491 degrees


Resolution: 1200x800

Data source: Unknown

Description

Object/Date:

88P/Howell @ 2021 January 13, 01:45 UT

Description:

My last image of comet 88P/Howell taken on January 13, 2021 when had faded to 12th magnitude. Its faint green coma with 2.5 minutes angular size, and a well-defined central condensation or "false nucleus", seems elongated in toward southwest. At the bottom of the image is the galaxy NGC 7371. Until the next apparition in 2026!

Data and link to image:

https://cometografia.es/88p-howell-20210113/

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Comet 88P/Howell, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó