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 417348.267808h 30m 35s+46° 17’ 10”
StarHIP 409137.990808h 21m 00s+47° 25’ 08”
StarHIP 409258.435608h 21m 07s+47° 24’ 47”
StarHIP 417397.44908h 30m 41s+46° 44’ 58”
StarHIP 411378.977408h 23m 36s+47° 52’ 32”
StarHIP 411438.695808h 23m 38s+46° 47’ 39”
StarHIP 415256.855208h 28m 07s+46° 14’ 55”
StarHIP 412278.49308h 24m 45s+47° 10’ 21”
StarHIP 415718.865808h 28m 34s+47° 42’ 14”
StarHIP 414846.26408h 27m 36s+45° 39’ 13”
StarHIP 415267.947608h 28m 08s+47° 18’ 08”
StarHIP 420726.6708h 34m 29s+47° 08’ 22”
StarHIP 412568.1408h 25m 00s+47° 44’ 30”
GalaxyUGC 439313.408h 26m 04s+45° 58’ 05”

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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