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):

StarHIP 1003527.539420h 21m 08s-06° 21’ 19”
StarHIP 999628.208820h 16m 53s-06° 50’ 15”
StarHIP 998977.791820h 16m 08s-07° 43’ 55”
StarHIP 1004278.018820h 21m 54s-06° 34’ 00”
StarHIP 1003267.948820h 20m 47s-07° 44’ 38”
StarHIP 998387.025820h 15m 23s-05° 32’ 12”
StarHIP 1002836.493420h 20m 26s-06° 21’ 41”
StarHIP 1001537.350620h 18m 56s-06° 38’ 18”
StarHIP 1000258.056620h 17m 37s-06° 24’ 15”
StarHIP 998496.848620h 15m 28s-07° 31’ 52”
StarHIP 1000547.163220h 17m 56s-08° 03’ 57”
StarHIP 997568.930820h 14m 25s-06° 02’ 36”
StarHIP 1003128.571620h 20m 41s-05° 32’ 00”
StarHIP 995886.919220h 12m 38s-06° 21’ 57”
StarHIP 997537.362620h 14m 24s-06° 02’ 50”
StarHIP 996117.519420h 12m 54s-07° 27’ 29”
StarHIP 1000827.915220h 18m 14s-06° 18’ 44”
StarHIP 999388.346620h 16m 37s-07° 26’ 36”

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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