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 884338.926218h 03m 17s-31° 11’ 55”
StarHIP 890106.305818h 09m 59s-32° 43’ 09”
StarHIP 889268.833818h 09m 08s-33° 19’ 00”
StarHIP 887098.350418h 06m 35s-31° 39’ 14”
StarHIP 885858.428218h 05m 13s-32° 15’ 35”
StarHIP 886778.547218h 06m 11s-32° 39’ 56”
StarHIP 891768.254418h 11m 56s-32° 39’ 06”
StarHIP 891277.566418h 11m 23s-33° 19’ 36”
StarHIP 891998.620418h 12m 13s-32° 16’ 53”
StarHIP 882878.805818h 01m 43s-32° 42’ 55”
StarHIP 890167.656618h 10m 03s-32° 08’ 37”
StarHIP 889258.309818h 09m 07s-33° 33’ 49”
StarHIP 890357.676418h 10m 20s-31° 31’ 57”
StarHIP 882598.3118h 01m 23s-31° 44’ 54”
StarHIP 886188.99418h 05m 36s-33° 18’ 40”
StarHIP 891058.823218h 11m 07s-32° 59’ 26”
StarHIP 889147.982818h 08m 59s-31° 09’ 35”

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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