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 945347.904819h 14m 22s-17° 54’ 07”
StarHIP 945448.239819h 14m 32s-18° 03’ 35”
StarHIP 947838.911219h 17m 09s-18° 59’ 09”
StarHIP 948118.45719h 17m 31s-17° 49’ 18”
StarHIP 948198.046219h 17m 37s-17° 55’ 17”
StarHIP 948204.789419h 17m 38s-18° 57’ 10”
StarHIP 948398.12919h 17m 50s-16° 55’ 16”
StarHIP 948596.983619h 18m 10s-18° 51’ 49”
StarHIP 948797.44719h 18m 29s-18° 41’ 48”
StarHIP 950637.548219h 20m 31s-17° 02’ 39”
StarHIP 951288.155619h 21m 08s-18° 31’ 04”
StarHIP 951683.91519h 21m 40s-17° 50’ 50”
StarHIP 951727.358219h 21m 41s-17° 14’ 43”
StarHIP 951885.74519h 21m 50s-18° 18’ 29”

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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