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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 932427.824818h 59m 36s-21° 49’ 41”
StarHIP 934236.061819h 01m 37s-22° 41’ 43”
StarHIP 934568.721419h 01m 59s-22° 05’ 35”
StarHIP 936058.279219h 03m 43s-22° 42’ 42”
StarHIP 936468.481219h 04m 10s-20° 48’ 03”
StarHIP 936496.730419h 04m 14s-22° 53’ 47”
StarHIP 936617.245619h 04m 20s-21° 31’ 52”
StarHIP 936833.66419h 04m 40s-21° 44’ 28”
StarHIP 938198.394219h 06m 21s-22° 36’ 00”
StarHIP 938327.342419h 06m 32s-23° 15’ 12”
StarHIP 938666.77419h 06m 58s-22° 29’ 51”
StarHIP 940267.960819h 08m 33s-20° 59’ 29”
StarHIP 940416.58119h 08m 44s-23° 11’ 24”
StarHIP 941158.526819h 09m 30s-22° 22’ 38”
StarHIP 941227.786419h 09m 34s-23° 11’ 27”
StarHIP 941298.135819h 09m 39s-21° 28’ 07”
StarHIP 941412.86819h 09m 45s-21° 01’ 24”
StarHIP 943387.739819h 12m 05s-21° 55’ 41”

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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