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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 76896015h 42m 03s-50° 54’ 23”
StarHIP 772786.753615h 46m 40s-48° 44’ 12”
StarHIP 772068.521815h 45m 51s-50° 32’ 07”
StarHIP 772398.395815h 46m 15s-50° 54’ 29”
StarHIP 774036.678215h 48m 06s-50° 35’ 23”
StarHIP 766457.65315h 39m 06s-48° 36’ 49”
StarHIP 766258.559615h 38m 52s-50° 20’ 47”
StarHIP 775776.79615h 50m 17s-49° 02’ 25”
StarHIP 774157.833415h 48m 17s-49° 14’ 19”
StarHIP 775798.529415h 50m 19s-50° 45’ 13”
StarHIP 764468.254815h 36m 46s-50° 10’ 06”
StarHIP 777788.855615h 52m 54s-49° 37’ 04”
StarHIP 769228.560815h 42m 22s-49° 46’ 50”
StarHIP 763777.800415h 35m 57s-49° 30’ 28”
StarHIP 771518.735815h 45m 07s-49° 36’ 36”
StarHIP 775415.845615h 49m 57s-48° 54’ 44”
StarHIP 770676.791615h 44m 10s-50° 12’ 56”
StarHIP 769957.867215h 43m 15s-51° 06’ 49”
StarHIP 769718.860215h 43m 00s-49° 01’ 28”
StarHIP 763738.693415h 35m 53s-49° 58’ 25”
StarHIP 771386.357615h 44m 59s-50° 47’ 07”
StarHIP 769246.78915h 42m 25s-49° 13’ 03”
StarHIP 774217.797415h 48m 20s-49° 45’ 47”
StarHIP 767318.60115h 40m 10s-50° 28’ 14”
StarHIP 769355.897415h 42m 37s-49° 29’ 22”
StarHIP 774268.51115h 48m 22s-50° 34’ 46”

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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