96P-C/Machholz

Observed:  Points: 75

Current Info for Observer

as of 02/24/2018 9:39 p.m.

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General Info

as of 02/24/2018 9:39 p.m.

TypeComet
Constellation Sagittarius
Magnitude15.56
Peak Magnitude 0.21 (June 28, 1965)
OrbitsSun
Right ascension19:21:17.30 (Hours)
Declination-19:30:53.9 (Deg)
Distance from Earth3.13000AU
Closest Approach July 19, 1965 (0.739AU)
Distance from Sun2.56187AU
Elongation-47:09:19.1

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