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 953456.9819h 23m 50s-34° 58’ 01”
StarHIP 947648.548419h 16m 57s-35° 11’ 03”
StarHIP 946618.519819h 15m 45s-34° 16’ 08”
StarHIP 946218.04919h 15m 18s-34° 48’ 33”
StarHIP 951496.42419h 21m 29s-34° 58’ 59”
StarHIP 949865.595219h 19m 39s-35° 25’ 17”
StarHIP 950367.807419h 20m 13s-36° 13’ 39”
StarHIP 950438.662419h 20m 19s-34° 16’ 10”
StarHIP 952768.549419h 23m 03s-35° 08’ 51”
StarHIP 948188.505219h 17m 36s-34° 31’ 36”
StarHIP 947778.701219h 17m 05s-34° 11’ 54”
StarHIP 948448.293419h 17m 55s-34° 31’ 10”
StarHIP 953598.097419h 24m 02s-35° 56’ 24”
StarHIP 946408.434819h 15m 27s-35° 09’ 31”
GalaxyESO 397-1514.019h 18m 39s-34° 54’ 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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