C/2018 V1 (Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto)

Observed:  Points: 50

Current Info for Observer

as of 12/15/2018 3:05 a.m.

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General Info

as of 12/15/2018 3:05 a.m.

Constellation Sagittarius
Peak Magnitude 7.19 (Nov. 30, 2018)
Right ascension19:03:05.82 (Hours)
Declination-14:37:07.5 (Deg)
Distance from Earth1.20467AU
Closest Approach Nov. 27, 2018 (0.668AU)
Distance from Sun0.49770AU

☉ Solar Masses ⊕ Earth Masses j Jupiter Masses

Generate a finder chart

The following form will generate a PDF finder chart suitable for printing using to locate objects in the sky with your telescope!

The Date is only really useful for solar system objects, as deep space objects move measurably only on a galactic timescale.

The larger the F.O.V (field of view), the more "zoomed out" the object will appear. It can be helpful to print several charts of the same object with different field of views.

Limiting the magnitude (remember, lower magnitude means brighter!) of stars and objects can make sure your chart is not cluttered with dim objects that you may not be visible to you anyway. The defaults are good, but try experimenting with raising and lowering the values.

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