Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Aquarius (Aqr)
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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. 6, 2021

Frames: 1x180"

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.24 days

Avg. Moon phase: 48.98%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4197632

RA center: 22h 28' 27"

DEC center: -12° 39' 57"

Pixel scale: 2.455 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.925 degrees

Field radius: 0.492 degrees

Resolution: 1200x800

Data source: Unknown


88P/Howell @ 2021 January 6, 01:55 UT

Comet 88P/Howell imaged on January 6, 2021, with a visual brightness at magnitude 11.5 shows a coma about 4 arcminutes in angular size with a sharp central condensation. Located in the constellation Aquarius, the brightest star in the lower left corner has a magnitude 6.4.

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Comet 88P/Howell, 


            José J. Chambó