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 96307019h 34m 53s-32° 36’ 56”
StarHIP 96891019h 41m 44s-32° 52’ 15”
StarHIP 969648.692819h 42m 35s-32° 14’ 21”
StarHIP 967588.532619h 40m 05s-34° 07’ 46”
StarHIP 963758.717619h 35m 38s-33° 06’ 27”
StarHIP 971618.802219h 44m 56s-33° 15’ 16”
StarHIP 970558.609819h 43m 28s-32° 31’ 18”
StarHIP 968898.75619h 41m 41s-33° 27’ 58”
StarHIP 964536.892619h 36m 36s-32° 41’ 27”
StarHIP 968548.044219h 41m 13s-32° 52’ 23”
StarHIP 965776.766619h 38m 00s-32° 54’ 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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