C/2018 V1 (Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2018 V1 (Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto) 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 C/2018 V1 (Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 91929018h 44m 25s-13° 12’ 47”
StarHIP 92022018h 45m 24s-13° 12’ 18”
StarHIP 922727.019818h 48m 20s-11° 23’ 30”
StarHIP 923237.761618h 48m 59s-13° 54’ 17”
StarHIP 923648.178818h 49m 26s-11° 47’ 18”
StarHIP 924566.2718h 50m 31s-13° 34’ 20”
StarHIP 920007.111218h 45m 04s-11° 27’ 17”
StarHIP 920448.217418h 45m 39s-13° 40’ 16”
StarHIP 924988.242618h 51m 03s-13° 26’ 49”
StarHIP 922277.281618h 47m 44s-12° 19’ 46”
StarHIP 921798.891418h 47m 13s-11° 12’ 58”
StarHIP 920347.341218h 45m 33s-12° 35’ 15”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2018 V1 (Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto)

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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