141P/Machholz 2 live position and data

This page shows Comet 141P/Machholz 2 location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Comet 141P/Machholz 2 (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 635927.991613h 01m 53s-19° 46’ 28”
StarHIP 634237.192812h 59m 48s-20° 17’ 30”
StarHIP 636627.86413h 02m 51s-18° 26’ 17”
StarHIP 635386.769213h 01m 13s-20° 46’ 39”
StarHIP 631427.134612h 56m 17s-19° 37’ 53”
StarHIP 636837.766213h 03m 02s-19° 04’ 38”
StarHIP 638798.582813h 05m 28s-18° 58’ 45”
StarHIP 640177.994813h 07m 03s-20° 08’ 25”
StarHIP 639058.309613h 05m 46s-18° 49’ 32”
StarHIP 632718.987812h 57m 55s-19° 11’ 17”
StarHIP 632478.213412h 57m 35s-19° 45’ 01”
StarHIP 639558.319813h 06m 24s-20° 03’ 31”
StarHIP 637385.550213h 03m 46s-20° 35’ 00”
StarHIP 631297.881412h 56m 04s-20° 12’ 51”
StarHIP 636738.560213h 02m 57s-20° 29’ 22”
StarHIP 632618.61812h 57m 47s-20° 52’ 05”
GalaxyESO 575-3313.812h 57m 00s-20° 28’ 49”
GalaxyESO 575-3214.012h 56m 56s-20° 28’ 18”
GalaxyNGC 483013.012h 57m 27s-19° 41’ 30”
GalaxyESO 575-2913.712h 55m 59s-19° 16’ 08”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 141P/Machholz 2

Astronomy databases

This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:

  1. The Digitized Sky Survey, a photographic survey of the whole sky created using images from different telescopes, including the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain
  2. The Hipparcos Star Catalogue, containing more than 100.000 bright stars
  3. The PGC 2003 Catalogue, containing information about 1 million galaxies
  4. The GSC 2.3 Catalogue, containing information about more than 2 billion stars and galaxies
Please see the acknowledgements section.

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