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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 1006538.423820h 24m 33s-48° 18’ 51”
StarHIP 992608.796220h 08m 57s-49° 04’ 41”
StarHIP 1001328.303620h 18m 45s-48° 35’ 16”
StarHIP 1004857.622220h 22m 36s-48° 51’ 55”
StarHIP 996666.341820h 13m 32s-47° 42’ 47”
StarHIP 996378.26520h 13m 17s-48° 19’ 48”
StarHIP 994518.735420h 11m 06s-49° 06’ 17”
StarHIP 1001846.088220h 19m 17s-47° 34’ 47”
StarHIP 993808.773820h 10m 15s-47° 19’ 54”
StarHIP 1000747.923420h 18m 10s-48° 49’ 48”
StarHIP 1001516.127220h 18m 55s-47° 42’ 38”
GalaxyNGC 686811.620h 09m 53s-48° 22’ 45”
GalaxyESO 233-4914.020h 16m 09s-49° 18’ 51”
GalaxyNGC 687013.220h 10m 10s-48° 17’ 13”
GalaxyNGC 686112.120h 07m 19s-48° 22’ 11”
GalaxyNGC 689312.720h 20m 49s-48° 14’ 21”
GalaxyNGC 6861D13.520h 08m 19s-48° 12’ 38”

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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