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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 902906.051218h 25m 21s-35° 59’ 31”
StarHIP 902197.72418h 24m 31s-37° 13’ 36”
StarHIP 893997.792818h 14m 38s-36° 53’ 56”
StarHIP 900745.345218h 22m 53s-36° 40’ 10”
StarHIP 899206.297418h 20m 55s-37° 29’ 15”
StarHIP 898418.816418h 20m 02s-35° 53’ 27”
StarHIP 896798.793418h 18m 04s-37° 06’ 28”
StarHIP 898596.86918h 20m 16s-35° 25’ 43”
StarHIP 896422.978818h 17m 37s-36° 45’ 40”
StarHIP 900067.979218h 21m 50s-35° 02’ 49”
StarHIP 901245.427618h 23m 28s-36° 14’ 16”
StarHIP 897108.449218h 18m 32s-35° 03’ 00”
StarHIP 895026.916218h 15m 50s-36° 34’ 25”
StarHIP 897247.44418h 18m 39s-37° 13’ 27”
StarHIP 894388.31118h 15m 12s-35° 49’ 08”
StarHIP 895378.57918h 16m 12s-36° 36’ 05”
StarHIP 894997.408418h 15m 49s-35° 38’ 14”
StarHIP 903027.919218h 25m 31s-37° 08’ 56”
StarHIP 895138.257418h 15m 59s-37° 03’ 13”
StarHIP 902458.51318h 24m 48s-36° 42’ 22”
StarHIP 897668.455818h 19m 05s-35° 09’ 24”
StarHIP 895397.12918h 16m 13s-35° 14’ 27”
StarHIP 898687.68418h 20m 20s-36° 25’ 45”

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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