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96P/Machholz 1 live position and data

This page shows Comet 96P/Machholz 1 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 1 (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 98235019h 57m 46s-38° 09’ 22”
StarHIP 985607.688220h 01m 13s-38° 40’ 43”
StarHIP 979868.405419h 54m 48s-39° 24’ 17”
StarHIP 980996.466419h 56m 10s-38° 19’ 35”
StarHIP 980918.845419h 56m 06s-38° 15’ 24”
StarHIP 982266.522619h 57m 41s-38° 03’ 31”
StarHIP 982087.61619h 57m 20s-39° 23’ 04”
StarHIP 985567.76920h 01m 12s-38° 35’ 12”
StarHIP 985017.88920h 00m 41s-40° 12’ 00”
StarHIP 987614.61420h 03m 33s-37° 56’ 25”
StarHIP 987748.059220h 03m 39s-39° 58’ 28”
StarHIP 987636.889620h 03m 35s-38° 51’ 08”
StarHIP 985988.153620h 01m 37s-38° 25’ 02”
StarHIP 988136.857620h 04m 02s-37° 52’ 31”
StarHIP 991098.51420h 07m 17s-39° 21’ 09”
GalaxyNGC 684913.020h 06m 16s-40° 11’ 52”
GalaxyIC 493112.920h 00m 50s-38° 34’ 30”
GalaxyIC 492613.720h 00m 12s-38° 34’ 37”
GalaxyESO 339-2513.620h 01m 33s-38° 24’ 45”
GalaxyESO 339-2014.020h 00m 35s-39° 38’ 54”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 96P/Machholz 1

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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