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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 69109014h 08m 50s+04° 32’ 27”
StarHIP 69235014h 10m 28s+04° 59’ 54”
StarHIP 687076.204414h 03m 55s+04° 54’ 03”
StarHIP 693418.982614h 11m 31s+05° 00’ 10”
StarHIP 687838.468614h 04m 43s+04° 46’ 44”
StarHIP 692628.46914h 10m 44s+05° 48’ 16”
StarHIP 692808.429414h 10m 55s+04° 24’ 16”
StarHIP 687908.262614h 04m 48s+05° 24’ 51”
StarHIP 687318.87614h 04m 09s+04° 10’ 41”
GalaxyNGC 549113.914h 10m 57s+06° 21’ 55”

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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