96P/Machholz

Observed:  Points: 20

Current Info for Observer

as of 10/20/2017 8:56 a.m.

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General Info

as of 10/20/2017 8:56 a.m.

TypeComet
Constellation Hydra
Magnitude7.03
Peak Magnitude 2.26 (Sept. 7, 2070)
OrbitsSun
Right ascension13:31:56.73 (Hours)
Declination-29:42:32.1 (Deg)
Distance from Earth0.88783AU
Closest Approach June 25, 2065 (0.419AU)
Distance from Sun0.33410AU
Elongation19:21:37.9

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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.

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