96P/Machholz live position and data

This page shows Comet 96P/Machholz 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 96P/Machholz (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 960948.335219h 32m 14s-28° 22’ 30”
StarHIP 955098.461419h 25m 32s-30° 17’ 44”
StarHIP 954565.796419h 25m 04s-29° 18’ 33”
StarHIP 961116.500619h 32m 28s-30° 52’ 09”
StarHIP 959917.292419h 31m 06s-29° 29’ 41”
StarHIP 957358.321219h 28m 22s-29° 23’ 13”
StarHIP 960898.66319h 32m 11s-30° 44’ 53”
StarHIP 956195.6519h 26m 56s-29° 44’ 35”
StarHIP 957827.862219h 28m 53s-28° 58’ 11”
StarHIP 964087.909219h 36m 03s-28° 40’ 06”
StarHIP 961546.582619h 33m 03s-30° 21’ 45”
StarHIP 958497.091219h 29m 40s-30° 47’ 49”
StarHIP 961518.866419h 32m 59s-30° 35’ 07”
GalaxyESO 460-413.919h 28m 16s-29° 31’ 44”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 96P/Machholz

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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