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 924308.658218h 50m 12s-33° 31’ 25”
StarHIP 923296.592218h 49m 03s-32° 42’ 37”
StarHIP 919787.669618h 44m 50s-33° 23’ 01”
StarHIP 921207.61318h 46m 30s-33° 54’ 29”
StarHIP 922807.590818h 48m 22s-31° 51’ 53”
StarHIP 929597.718418h 56m 19s-33° 16’ 14”
StarHIP 923927.762618h 49m 41s-33° 35’ 52”
StarHIP 924658.911818h 50m 38s-34° 22’ 03”
StarHIP 924767.346418h 50m 46s-34° 18’ 18”
StarHIP 923978.90518h 49m 44s-31° 32’ 26”
StarHIP 921978.729218h 47m 23s-32° 38’ 51”
StarHIP 917918.061618h 43m 01s-32° 44’ 58”
StarHIP 924278.058218h 50m 09s-33° 35’ 52”
StarHIP 928648.330218h 55m 20s-32° 32’ 32”
StarHIP 922686.942218h 48m 14s-33° 54’ 29”
StarHIP 927236.634418h 53m 40s-31° 59’ 31”

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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