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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 970668.244819h 43m 36s-38° 52’ 30”
StarHIP 975467.168419h 49m 33s-37° 46’ 49”
StarHIP 967138.689619h 39m 37s-39° 29’ 29”
StarHIP 973027.891419h 46m 31s-39° 25’ 31”
StarHIP 967688.770819h 40m 12s-38° 07’ 55”
StarHIP 966398.436419h 38m 52s-38° 53’ 38”
StarHIP 970676.138219h 43m 37s-37° 32’ 19”
StarHIP 967396.593219h 39m 55s-39° 25’ 57”
StarHIP 970808.81619h 43m 43s-38° 54’ 21”
StarHIP 971338.028619h 44m 28s-37° 50’ 40”
StarHIP 970007.613419h 42m 55s-37° 26’ 23”
StarHIP 974678.959619h 48m 39s-37° 59’ 37”
StarHIP 967527.622619h 40m 04s-37° 24’ 04”
GalaxyPGC 6366914.019h 47m 20s-38° 07’ 33”

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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