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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 756397.470215h 27m 13s-54° 06’ 14”
StarHIP 752217.534215h 22m 17s-53° 14’ 14”
StarHIP 748598.057815h 17m 53s-52° 17’ 11”
StarHIP 752207.217215h 22m 14s-53° 36’ 15”
StarHIP 756997.163215h 27m 53s-53° 42’ 06”
StarHIP 750048.267215h 19m 32s-51° 45’ 34”
StarHIP 753066.56715h 23m 09s-51° 44’ 09”
StarHIP 757818.776415h 28m 51s-53° 26’ 47”
StarHIP 754307.573415h 24m 38s-52° 51’ 13”
StarHIP 749408.620215h 18m 47s-51° 48’ 03”
StarHIP 751738.139815h 21m 40s-53° 32’ 27”
StarHIP 752388.56515h 22m 26s-52° 31’ 22”
StarHIP 756268.451615h 27m 07s-51° 41’ 58”
StarHIP 753957.285215h 24m 20s-52° 42’ 55”
StarHIP 759558.47215h 30m 47s-52° 46’ 13”
StarHIP 755347.415815h 25m 53s-54° 19’ 14”
StarHIP 759566.643615h 30m 48s-53° 22’ 27”
StarHIP 751347.326415h 21m 12s-54° 17’ 30”
StarHIP 749108.108215h 18m 31s-52° 07’ 24”
StarHIP 758846.695415h 29m 58s-52° 18’ 10”
StarHIP 755226.634215h 25m 44s-53° 03’ 28”
StarHIP 757787.58215h 28m 49s-53° 55’ 35”
StarHIP 758877.86415h 30m 00s-52° 50’ 50”
StarHIP 757878.168215h 28m 55s-53° 05’ 16”
StarHIP 759458.25815h 30m 41s-52° 46’ 16”
StarHIP 747478.340815h 16m 33s-51° 53’ 57”
StarHIP 745998.736815h 14m 31s-52° 38’ 08”

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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