38P/Stephan-Oterma live position and data

This page shows Comet 38P/Stephan-Oterma 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 38P/Stephan-Oterma (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 676746.424213h 51m 51s+10° 08’ 09”
StarHIP 674047.17613h 48m 51s+09° 42’ 48”
StarHIP 673778.890213h 48m 33s+10° 09’ 03”
StarHIP 674167.990813h 48m 59s+10° 04’ 28”
StarHIP 674498.607813h 49m 22s+10° 35’ 26”
StarHIP 673128.463813h 47m 51s+08° 00’ 05”
StarHIP 672838.440613h 47m 21s+10° 56’ 14”
StarHIP 671157.405813h 45m 20s+09° 03’ 28”
StarHIP 671046.28913h 45m 13s+10° 19’ 31”
StarHIP 673796.775213h 48m 34s+07° 57’ 36”
StarHIP 674816.596613h 49m 44s+08° 24’ 30”
StarHIP 671058.386813h 45m 14s+08° 50’ 10”
StarHIP 672338.45413h 46m 37s+10° 50’ 26”
StarHIP 678058.668213h 53m 26s+09° 07’ 40”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 38P/Stephan-Oterma

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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