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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 100773820h 25m 56s-33° 38’ 09”
StarHIP 1008148.798420h 26m 26s-33° 18’ 22”
StarHIP 1008117.28520h 26m 25s-32° 19’ 43”
StarHIP 1002537.221420h 19m 58s-32° 36’ 59”
StarHIP 1002738.244820h 20m 20s-32° 57’ 33”
StarHIP 1002247.312620h 19m 37s-31° 43’ 46”
StarHIP 1002058.064220h 19m 27s-32° 17’ 11”
StarHIP 1009058.587820h 27m 33s-32° 19’ 16”
StarHIP 999667.297820h 16m 54s-32° 36’ 27”
StarHIP 1006478.583620h 24m 29s-33° 36’ 50”
StarHIP 1003587.637220h 21m 12s-32° 44’ 21”

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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