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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 85407017h 27m 11s-61° 05’ 16”
StarHIP 851695.764417h 24m 18s-60° 40’ 25”
StarHIP 860886.266217h 35m 35s-59° 50’ 45”
StarHIP 852167.242817h 24m 45s-59° 12’ 49”
StarHIP 854158.802817h 27m 16s-60° 14’ 19”
StarHIP 847315.759417h 19m 12s-59° 41’ 40”
StarHIP 853328.337617h 26m 18s-61° 28’ 38”
StarHIP 852258.673817h 24m 53s-59° 23’ 46”
StarHIP 850738.172217h 23m 12s-59° 49’ 52”
StarHIP 848597.076417h 20m 37s-59° 26’ 25”
StarHIP 845678.82817h 17m 15s-60° 16’ 23”
StarHIP 852637.815817h 25m 21s-59° 03’ 29”
StarHIP 855687.89117h 29m 12s-60° 38’ 23”
StarHIP 857658.226217h 31m 30s-60° 26’ 24”
StarHIP 851018.702817h 23m 33s-59° 21’ 14”
StarHIP 851318.69217h 23m 53s-60° 56’ 39”
StarHIP 857273.59817h 31m 05s-60° 41’ 00”
StarHIP 851807.828217h 24m 26s-60° 24’ 48”
StarHIP 859108.609617h 33m 21s-60° 12’ 30”
StarHIP 855288.26817h 28m 42s-60° 24’ 21”
StarHIP 859607.561217h 34m 05s-59° 46’ 29”
StarHIP 860048.865417h 34m 39s-60° 28’ 00”
StarHIP 862906.843617h 37m 54s-59° 25’ 58”
StarHIP 855537.103617h 29m 02s-59° 01’ 56”
StarHIP 849008.19517h 21m 03s-60° 31’ 14”
GalaxyESO 138-2114.017h 20m 08s-60° 09’ 20”
GalaxyIC 465313.217h 27m 07s-60° 52’ 50”
GalaxyESO 138-2613.717h 26m 35s-60° 16’ 28”
GalaxyESO 138-2713.717h 26m 43s-59° 55’ 59”
GalaxyIC 464612.617h 23m 53s-59° 59’ 58”
GalaxyESO 138-2413.917h 24m 07s-59° 22’ 51”
GalaxyESO 139-1213.617h 37m 39s-59° 56’ 29”

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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