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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 671008.267813h 45m 11s-58° 12’ 33”
StarHIP 673468.22113h 48m 11s-59° 49’ 54”
StarHIP 674357.505613h 49m 15s-60° 45’ 09”
StarHIP 663847.627813h 36m 39s-58° 29’ 53”
StarHIP 679098.03113h 54m 33s-60° 20’ 33”
StarHIP 670568.505813h 44m 29s-59° 52’ 49”
StarHIP 666148.797213h 39m 15s-60° 59’ 01”
StarHIP 671497.226813h 45m 39s-58° 14’ 34”
StarHIP 676428.542213h 51m 33s-58° 32’ 22”
StarHIP 676108.234613h 51m 13s-60° 37’ 45”
StarHIP 673938.826413h 48m 43s-58° 47’ 16”
StarHIP 666058.777813h 39m 11s-58° 36’ 51”
StarHIP 670147.794613h 44m 01s-59° 14’ 09”
StarHIP 665216.332413h 38m 07s-58° 24’ 52”
StarHIP 662788.388213h 35m 02s-58° 48’ 10”
StarHIP 668388.687413h 41m 54s-60° 59’ 15”
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 662307.499413h 34m 25s-59° 30’ 42”
StarHIP 662968.178813h 35m 14s-60° 09’ 27”
StarHIP 668495.387213h 42m 01s-58° 47’ 13”
StarHIP 674547.594813h 49m 25s-59° 55’ 21”
StarHIP 669788.549613h 43m 38s-60° 26’ 07”
StarHIP 675578.213413h 50m 35s-59° 02’ 58”
StarHIP 664158.794613h 36m 58s-59° 38’ 22”
StarHIP 662108.832413h 34m 13s-59° 30’ 39”
StarHIP 667117.45313h 40m 27s-60° 16’ 13”
StarHIP 666448.58113h 39m 40s-60° 51’ 05”
StarHIP 665578.449613h 38m 36s-59° 50’ 31”
StarHIP 668707.879613h 42m 17s-58° 37’ 10”
StarHIP 675568.592413h 50m 35s-58° 29’ 56”
StarHIP 667727.689213h 41m 09s-59° 13’ 39”
StarHIP 666768.284813h 40m 07s-60° 33’ 24”
StarHIP 668808.258413h 42m 23s-58° 58’ 17”
StarHIP 679328.021213h 54m 43s-59° 38’ 41”
StarHIP 670086.493613h 43m 57s-59° 14’ 09”

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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