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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 849967.91717h 22m 22s-26° 12’ 55”
StarHIP 853187.507417h 26m 05s-27° 35’ 58”
StarHIP 849317.520217h 21m 25s-26° 30’ 04”
StarHIP 857836.064417h 31m 44s-26° 16’ 10”
StarHIP 853877.290617h 26m 50s-26° 19’ 54”
StarHIP 855388.575817h 28m 49s-26° 43’ 46”
StarHIP 855217.034417h 28m 38s-25° 30’ 38”
StarHIP 853916.407217h 26m 55s-25° 56’ 36”
StarHIP 849308.00717h 21m 24s-26° 26’ 05”
StarHIP 856818.478217h 30m 33s-27° 12’ 11”
StarHIP 849338.453217h 21m 30s-26° 20’ 15”
StarHIP 851528.800217h 24m 02s-26° 13’ 21”
StarHIP 848516.995617h 20m 30s-26° 32’ 59”

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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