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C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) 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/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 673468.22113h 48m 11s-59° 49’ 54”
StarHIP 679098.03113h 54m 33s-60° 20’ 33”
StarHIP 676878.53113h 51m 57s-58° 25’ 53”
StarHIP 686488.955614h 03m 07s-58° 56’ 54”
StarHIP 682188.813613h 57m 57s-59° 53’ 04”
StarHIP 676428.542213h 51m 33s-58° 32’ 22”
StarHIP 673938.826413h 48m 43s-58° 47’ 16”
StarHIP 681787.182813h 57m 28s-57° 42’ 39”
StarHIP 678248.092813h 53m 37s-58° 26’ 22”
StarHIP 688978.817414h 06m 23s-59° 29’ 33”
StarHIP 675528.44113h 50m 31s-59° 22’ 01”
StarHIP 677487.6113h 52m 44s-59° 05’ 45”
StarHIP 680347.834813h 55m 52s-59° 22’ 16”
StarHIP 674547.594813h 49m 25s-59° 55’ 21”
StarHIP 675578.213413h 50m 35s-59° 02’ 58”
StarHIP 675638.816613h 50m 40s-57° 59’ 17”
StarHIP 689026.425614h 06m 25s-59° 42’ 57”
StarHIP 681718.167613h 57m 22s-58° 31’ 56”
StarHIP 675568.592413h 50m 35s-58° 29’ 56”
StarHIP 687597.906814h 04m 25s-58° 12’ 01”
StarHIP 680147.883613h 55m 40s-60° 03’ 10”
StarHIP 679328.021213h 54m 43s-59° 38’ 41”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake)

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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