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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 578977.87811h 52m 30s+15° 50’ 45”
StarHIP 583258.946411h 57m 37s+16° 25’ 50”
StarHIP 581595.516611h 55m 40s+15° 38’ 48”
StarHIP 581308.4411h 55m 23s+15° 06’ 40”
StarHIP 583276.73911h 57m 42s+17° 28’ 04”
StarHIP 579206.818611h 52m 46s+15° 26’ 11”
StarHIP 584388.66611h 58m 55s+15° 15’ 57”
StarHIP 582037.961211h 56m 12s+15° 43’ 44”
StarHIP 580128.97111h 53m 56s+15° 54’ 30”
StarHIP 585378.5212h 00m 14s+16° 36’ 15”
StarHIP 579528.572611h 53m 10s+16° 50’ 56”
StarHIP 579698.793811h 53m 25s+15° 59’ 00”
GalaxyNGC 401413.311h 58m 35s+16° 10’ 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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