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96P/Machholz 1 live position and data

This page shows Comet 96P/Machholz 1 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 1 (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 102159020h 41m 59s-54° 00’ 22”
StarHIP 102682020h 48m 25s-54° 30’ 39”
StarHIP 1018198.530620h 37m 59s-52° 48’ 21”
StarHIP 1019028.214420h 39m 01s-53° 51’ 18”
StarHIP 1016368.546620h 36m 02s-54° 56’ 28”
StarHIP 1023538.332620h 44m 16s-53° 50’ 39”
StarHIP 1021868.73120h 42m 18s-52° 41’ 48”
StarHIP 1021438.464820h 41m 51s-54° 33’ 30”
StarHIP 1014798.215620h 33m 56s-52° 50’ 20”
StarHIP 1019758.304220h 39m 55s-53° 23’ 33”
StarHIP 1014518.133420h 33m 39s-53° 29’ 51”
StarHIP 1020238.777820h 40m 28s-54° 01’ 10”
StarHIP 1024328.64720h 45m 21s-54° 46’ 29”
GalaxyESO 186-5913.520h 32m 03s-53° 44’ 36”
GalaxyESO 186-6213.020h 34m 02s-52° 58’ 54”
GalaxyNGC 693713.520h 38m 45s-52° 08’ 38”
GalaxyNGC 694813.820h 43m 29s-53° 21’ 28”
GalaxyNGC 694212.620h 40m 37s-54° 18’ 14”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 96P/Machholz 1

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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