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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 1098687.574422h 15m 07s-25° 38’ 52”
StarHIP 1098707.866422h 15m 10s-25° 58’ 01”
StarHIP 1099906.034222h 16m 37s-25° 53’ 53”
StarHIP 1104137.40922h 21m 55s-25° 21’ 55”
StarHIP 1105127.815822h 23m 14s-25° 50’ 31”
StarHIP 1105295.438422h 23m 30s-24° 45’ 45”
StarHIP 1105777.914422h 24m 06s-26° 22’ 23”
StarHIP 1106416.870622h 24m 46s-26° 51’ 35”
StarHIP 1106858.864822h 25m 27s-25° 21’ 17”
StarHIP 1108617.186822h 27m 39s-26° 25’ 07”
GalaxyESO 533-1413.822h 19m 49s-26° 20’ 30”
GalaxyNGC 725212.122h 20m 44s-24° 40’ 41”
GalaxyESO 533-2513.622h 25m 30s-25° 38’ 44”
GalaxyESO 533-2813.822h 26m 39s-24° 52’ 18”

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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