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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 827727.738416h 54m 57s-48° 47’ 17”
StarHIP 825157.197216h 51m 52s-49° 06’ 53”
StarHIP 828757.720616h 56m 14s-47° 43’ 28”
StarHIP 832318.833217h 00m 33s-48° 10’ 25”
StarHIP 824318.176816h 50m 46s-49° 12’ 38”
StarHIP 825678.71316h 52m 40s-48° 30’ 08”
StarHIP 819158.10216h 43m 55s-48° 30’ 41”
StarHIP 826648.069616h 53m 55s-46° 54’ 37”
StarHIP 825947.58216h 53m 03s-47° 14’ 24”
StarHIP 821957.178616h 47m 30s-47° 35’ 25”
StarHIP 826667.89216h 53m 57s-46° 55’ 01”
StarHIP 821897.061816h 47m 28s-48° 19’ 09”
StarHIP 827698.469216h 54m 55s-48° 06’ 10”
StarHIP 831166.611616h 59m 05s-48° 52’ 30”
StarHIP 824138.342216h 50m 29s-49° 18’ 25”
StarHIP 823027.289216h 48m 59s-47° 43’ 07”
StarHIP 828747.729216h 56m 14s-46° 50’ 57”

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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