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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 195545.681604h 11m 20s+05° 31’ 22”
StarHIP 196368.890204h 12m 28s+04° 49’ 11”
StarHIP 189575.316204h 03m 44s+05° 26’ 08”
StarHIP 191898.586604h 06m 44s+05° 41’ 12”
StarHIP 194958.576204h 10m 35s+05° 36’ 53”
StarHIP 195757.79904h 11m 40s+05° 19’ 23”
StarHIP 192808.180804h 07m 53s+04° 17’ 50”
StarHIP 190488.746204h 04m 52s+04° 47’ 27”
StarHIP 196577.166204h 12m 43s+05° 01’ 51”
StarHIP 191258.762804h 06m 00s+04° 41’ 39”
StarHIP 191938.8504h 06m 47s+04° 53’ 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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