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 70702014h 27m 39s-00° 54’ 05”
StarHIP 70845014h 29m 16s+00° 18’ 17”
StarHIP 70983014h 31m 06s+00° 37’ 57”
StarHIP 706497.966814h 27m 01s+01° 08’ 34”
StarHIP 705668.26914h 26m 03s-00° 41’ 30”
StarHIP 703196.202214h 23m 15s+01° 14’ 33”
StarHIP 705537.086414h 25m 55s+00° 59’ 34”
StarHIP 706527.81314h 27m 02s+01° 42’ 53”
StarHIP 708178.484614h 28m 57s+01° 03’ 21”
StarHIP 708118.215414h 28m 52s+01° 37’ 58”
StarHIP 708945.947614h 29m 50s+00° 49’ 44”

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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