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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 91370018h 38m 04s-37° 34’ 48”
StarHIP 908007.521418h 31m 24s-37° 35’ 35”
StarHIP 908717.758218h 32m 13s-37° 12’ 44”
StarHIP 914718.332818h 39m 19s-37° 42’ 06”
StarHIP 909696.275418h 33m 23s-38° 43’ 12”
StarHIP 909366.200818h 33m 00s-39° 53’ 30”
StarHIP 905077.79918h 28m 05s-38° 21’ 23”
StarHIP 914748.420218h 39m 24s-38° 00’ 46”
StarHIP 908028.767418h 31m 24s-39° 47’ 17”
StarHIP 909685.602618h 33m 23s-38° 43’ 33”
StarHIP 905627.499818h 28m 46s-38° 01’ 42”
StarHIP 905118.622618h 28m 06s-37° 22’ 35”
StarHIP 906046.627218h 29m 16s-38° 51’ 04”
StarHIP 912428.48718h 36m 40s-37° 39’ 18”
StarHIP 905415.621218h 28m 27s-38° 59’ 44”
StarHIP 911838.850418h 36m 07s-38° 27’ 41”
StarHIP 909758.692218h 33m 26s-39° 29’ 12”
StarHIP 908875.15218h 32m 21s-39° 42’ 14”
StarHIP 910608.584418h 34m 30s-39° 03’ 40”
StarHIP 911028.768618h 34m 58s-38° 39’ 24”
StarHIP 910178.441418h 34m 01s-37° 42’ 28”
StarHIP 911257.159618h 35m 16s-39° 41’ 39”
StarHIP 908737.64918h 32m 13s-38° 05’ 55”
StarHIP 909638.330418h 33m 20s-37° 19’ 46”
StarHIP 906688.15418h 29m 58s-39° 31’ 53”
GalaxyESO 336-613.018h 36m 07s-37° 56’ 42”

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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