96P/Machholz live position and data.
Right Ascension: 17.735710
Declination: -25.403415 (J2000)
Magnitude: 21.92 Constellation: Sagittarius
Sun Distance: 555646125 km [ km/s] Earth Distance: 423090246 km [ km/s]
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).
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):
|Star||HIP 86498||8.9008||17h 40m 34s||-25° 37’ 27”|
|Star||HIP 86858||8.858||17h 44m 48s||-26° 35’ 19”|
|Star||HIP 86866||8.7802||17h 44m 54s||-24° 41’ 02”|
|Star||HIP 86970||8.3192||17h 46m 25s||-24° 08’ 27”|
|Star||HIP 86971||8.4526||17h 46m 25s||-26° 12’ 01”|
|Star||HIP 87093||8.406||17h 47m 43s||-25° 11’ 19”|
This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services: