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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 81562016h 39m 29s-53° 21’ 21”
StarHIP 813998.872216h 37m 29s-52° 12’ 00”
StarHIP 803238.69616h 23m 56s-52° 17’ 52”
StarHIP 811377.667216h 34m 12s-52° 37’ 17”
StarHIP 810448.676616h 33m 10s-51° 27’ 18”
StarHIP 815468.498416h 39m 19s-53° 22’ 21”
StarHIP 815658.443616h 39m 31s-53° 21’ 41”
StarHIP 813766.729816h 37m 08s-52° 22’ 53”
StarHIP 814418.38816h 38m 01s-51° 32’ 14”
StarHIP 808207.076416h 30m 15s-52° 26’ 26”
StarHIP 806157.579816h 27m 35s-52° 46’ 05”
StarHIP 805297.796416h 26m 22s-53° 25’ 56”
StarHIP 810247.634216h 32m 53s-50° 59’ 51”
StarHIP 807907.930416h 29m 45s-52° 24’ 17”
StarHIP 812817.385416h 36m 05s-51° 14’ 23”
StarHIP 811128.426416h 33m 57s-52° 12’ 45”
StarHIP 812758.329216h 35m 57s-53° 07’ 57”
StarHIP 815927.541416h 39m 46s-51° 59’ 38”
StarHIP 810796.508216h 33m 35s-53° 12’ 00”
StarHIP 815948.674816h 39m 47s-51° 59’ 59”
StarHIP 812167.219816h 35m 20s-53° 38’ 50”
StarHIP 806618.418216h 28m 08s-51° 16’ 29”
StarHIP 812628.678816h 35m 50s-53° 45’ 23”
StarHIP 815747.81416h 39m 35s-52° 25’ 02”
StarHIP 806148.208216h 27m 35s-52° 28’ 36”
StarHIP 808118.636216h 30m 07s-53° 01’ 44”
StarHIP 810547.77316h 33m 16s-51° 20’ 12”
StarHIP 812408.857616h 35m 32s-53° 03’ 55”

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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