Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Ophiuchus (Oph)
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Comet 88P/Howell, 


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

Astrometry.net job: 4067140

RA center: 17h 18' 54"

DEC center: -26° 52' 1"

Pixel scale: 2.109 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.382 degrees

Field radius: 0.403 degrees

Resolution: 1200x675

Data source: Unknown


88P/Howell @ 2020 October 9, 09:38 UT

Comet 88P/Howell imaged on October 9, 2020 while passing over the complex of dark nebulae called the Pipe Nebula, in particular at down left and right are the coal-dark dust clouds Barnard 65 and Barnard 66 superimposed on thousands of stars in the Milky Way. The comet has an intense green C2 coma with 6 minute in angular size and no tail visible.

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Comet 88P/Howell, 


            José J. Chambó