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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 93790019h 06m 03s-27° 21’ 15”
StarHIP 93792019h 06m 03s-27° 20’ 37”
StarHIP 939827.070219h 08m 08s-26° 50’ 04”
StarHIP 944738.868619h 13m 39s-27° 23’ 39”
StarHIP 944158.74519h 12m 58s-26° 59’ 58”
StarHIP 944917.06819h 13m 56s-26° 52’ 33”
StarHIP 938127.388219h 06m 19s-27° 17’ 13”
StarHIP 938643.199819h 06m 56s-27° 40’ 11”
StarHIP 947527.631819h 16m 48s-28° 40’ 01”
StarHIP 940597.901219h 08m 56s-28° 44’ 27”
StarHIP 942618.490219h 11m 11s-28° 32’ 02”
StarHIP 939255.87819h 07m 30s-28° 38’ 12”
StarHIP 941366.74519h 09m 43s-27° 06’ 51”

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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