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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:59  ☀️ Transit: 12:05  🌅 Sunset: 18:13

Where is Comet 96P/Machholz 1?

Comet 96P/Machholz 1 is currently in the constellation of Aquila. The current Right Ascension is 20h 19m 44s and the Declination is -07° 59’ 18”.

20h 19m 44s
-07° 59’ 18”
  • 96P/Machholz 1 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Given its current magnitude, 96P/Machholz 1 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
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Below you can see a simplified sky chart showing where Comet 96P/Machholz 1 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts for Comet 96P/Machholz 1 are available on TheSkyLive: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Map showing Comet 96P/Machholz 1 in Aquila on March, 22 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

See also the following additional resources about Comet 96P/Machholz 1