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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 847607.231217h 19m 30s-55° 06’ 59”
StarHIP 855298.940817h 28m 43s-54° 35’ 34”
StarHIP 851428.575817h 23m 58s-55° 34’ 11”
StarHIP 848828.698217h 20m 52s-54° 24’ 49”
StarHIP 855205.814217h 28m 38s-55° 10’ 10”
StarHIP 858977.53217h 33m 11s-56° 17’ 03”
StarHIP 852148.544417h 24m 43s-54° 24’ 24”
StarHIP 852673.328817h 25m 23s-56° 22’ 39”
StarHIP 850308.699817h 22m 45s-56° 24’ 54”
StarHIP 852608.631617h 25m 18s-55° 59’ 35”
StarHIP 845088.889417h 16m 34s-55° 18’ 37”
StarHIP 850685.67317h 23m 07s-56° 31’ 32”
StarHIP 850106.784617h 22m 29s-54° 17’ 07”
StarHIP 858358.702617h 32m 22s-55° 36’ 59”
StarHIP 847558.49817h 19m 28s-54° 21’ 48”
StarHIP 859697.036817h 34m 11s-54° 53’ 42”
StarHIP 847248.610217h 19m 03s-56° 21’ 01”
StarHIP 851988.35917h 24m 37s-54° 44’ 59”
StarHIP 852582.669617h 25m 17s-55° 31’ 47”
StarHIP 857537.80917h 31m 24s-54° 41’ 36”
StarHIP 854618.25317h 27m 51s-54° 32’ 43”
StarHIP 859937.775817h 34m 31s-55° 10’ 47”

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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