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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 666328.411813h 39m 28s-57° 17’ 49”
StarHIP 671008.267813h 45m 11s-58° 12’ 33”
StarHIP 667938.906413h 41m 22s-57° 26’ 52”
StarHIP 663847.627813h 36m 39s-58° 29’ 53”
StarHIP 675667.611613h 50m 44s-57° 34’ 49”
StarHIP 676878.53113h 51m 57s-58° 25’ 53”
StarHIP 665288.964413h 38m 11s-57° 30’ 21”
StarHIP 671497.226813h 45m 39s-58° 14’ 34”
StarHIP 676428.542213h 51m 33s-58° 32’ 22”
StarHIP 673938.826413h 48m 43s-58° 47’ 16”
StarHIP 666058.777813h 39m 11s-58° 36’ 51”
StarHIP 681787.182813h 57m 28s-57° 42’ 39”
StarHIP 670147.794613h 44m 01s-59° 14’ 09”
StarHIP 678248.092813h 53m 37s-58° 26’ 22”
StarHIP 670658.7813h 44m 37s-56° 41’ 08”
StarHIP 665216.332413h 38m 07s-58° 24’ 52”
StarHIP 665058.123813h 37m 58s-58° 12’ 29”
StarHIP 676898.667213h 51m 59s-57° 27’ 22”
StarHIP 675528.44113h 50m 31s-59° 22’ 01”
StarHIP 677487.6113h 52m 44s-59° 05’ 45”
StarHIP 669138.383613h 42m 47s-59° 00’ 15”
StarHIP 668977.657613h 42m 33s-57° 51’ 08”
StarHIP 669608.743613h 43m 26s-57° 43’ 54”
StarHIP 672378.556413h 46m 42s-56° 50’ 58”
StarHIP 674658.997413h 49m 31s-57° 45’ 35”
StarHIP 668798.98313h 42m 22s-56° 51’ 37”
StarHIP 668495.387213h 42m 01s-58° 47’ 13”
StarHIP 665755.892413h 38m 48s-57° 37’ 21”
StarHIP 676557.898613h 51m 40s-57° 26’ 04”
StarHIP 675578.213413h 50m 35s-59° 02’ 58”
StarHIP 671378.470813h 45m 33s-56° 44’ 14”
StarHIP 666967.729213h 40m 18s-57° 36’ 47”
StarHIP 675638.816613h 50m 40s-57° 59’ 17”
StarHIP 668707.879613h 42m 17s-58° 37’ 10”
StarHIP 667488.415813h 40m 50s-57° 16’ 22”
StarHIP 681718.167613h 57m 22s-58° 31’ 56”
StarHIP 675568.592413h 50m 35s-58° 29’ 56”
StarHIP 669757.214213h 43m 36s-57° 35’ 23”
StarHIP 667727.689213h 41m 09s-59° 13’ 39”
StarHIP 664027.941413h 36m 49s-57° 47’ 24”
StarHIP 675348.268813h 50m 16s-57° 15’ 40”
StarHIP 668808.258413h 42m 23s-58° 58’ 17”
StarHIP 669256.009813h 42m 56s-56° 46’ 04”
StarHIP 670086.493613h 43m 57s-59° 14’ 09”
StarHIP 679837.745413h 55m 19s-57° 11’ 05”

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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