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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 852888.963217h 25m 40s-15° 15’ 36”
StarHIP 854056.37717h 27m 09s-15° 51’ 12”
StarHIP 854718.838617h 27m 58s-14° 16’ 10”
StarHIP 855627.87317h 29m 07s-14° 04’ 50”
StarHIP 856007.401617h 29m 29s-16° 02’ 04”
StarHIP 856798.71917h 30m 32s-14° 46’ 21”
StarHIP 858667.975417h 32m 48s-14° 47’ 30”
StarHIP 858717.234817h 32m 50s-13° 28’ 55”
StarHIP 859398.140217h 33m 50s-13° 30’ 17”
StarHIP 860997.395617h 35m 43s-14° 38’ 37”

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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