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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 846278.48917h 18m 01s-50° 34’ 30”
StarHIP 848848.714617h 20m 53s-50° 40’ 06”
StarHIP 851828.382217h 24m 27s-50° 50’ 21”
StarHIP 852178.112417h 24m 47s-50° 50’ 34”
StarHIP 853125.088617h 26m 00s-50° 38’ 00”
StarHIP 852458.758217h 25m 08s-49° 53’ 57”
StarHIP 847596.240817h 19m 30s-50° 03’ 49”
StarHIP 853928.577217h 26m 56s-49° 20’ 33”
StarHIP 849977.597217h 22m 23s-49° 45’ 42”
StarHIP 845658.82217h 17m 15s-50° 11’ 53”
StarHIP 849568.816617h 21m 50s-49° 17’ 05”
StarHIP 849247.73417h 21m 19s-51° 07’ 21”
StarHIP 853627.882617h 26m 35s-49° 53’ 32”
StarHIP 848228.371217h 20m 10s-49° 55’ 02”
StarHIP 853007.74917h 25m 52s-49° 15’ 11”
StarHIP 853086.906217h 25m 58s-49° 44’ 05”
StarHIP 856107.783817h 29m 40s-49° 47’ 23”
StarHIP 844148.319617h 15m 27s-50° 51’ 53”
StarHIP 854095.899217h 27m 12s-50° 37’ 49”
StarHIP 851278.087817h 23m 49s-50° 25’ 46”
StarHIP 852417.574617h 25m 05s-50° 26’ 57”
StarHIP 844346.948217h 15m 44s-51° 04’ 59”
StarHIP 855997.710617h 29m 29s-50° 23’ 54”
StarHIP 846576.978217h 18m 24s-50° 12’ 39”

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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