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 392688.255608h 01m 47s+05° 12’ 04”
StarHIP 395828.549208h 05m 18s+05° 25’ 07”
StarHIP 399547.705408h 09m 32s+05° 55’ 37”
StarHIP 395407.838608h 04m 47s+06° 11’ 09”
StarHIP 394537.74708h 03m 52s+06° 19’ 24”
StarHIP 396358.776608h 05m 59s+06° 00’ 00”
StarHIP 390258.175207h 59m 06s+06° 20’ 12”
StarHIP 394058.62308h 03m 20s+07° 07’ 28”
StarHIP 393228.529408h 02m 22s+06° 35’ 25”
StarHIP 392135.648208h 01m 13s+04° 52’ 47”
StarHIP 395917.164608h 05m 24s+05° 49’ 39”
StarHIP 397898.142208h 07m 50s+05° 08’ 13”
StarHIP 397337.629808h 07m 17s+07° 16’ 59”
StarHIP 398487.462408h 08m 27s+05° 22’ 00”
GalaxyUGC 422813.708h 06m 47s+05° 18’ 28”

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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