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 74350015h 11m 41s-06° 00’ 41”
StarHIP 745948.248815h 14m 28s-05° 56’ 58”
StarHIP 741168.234615h 08m 49s-06° 09’ 32”
StarHIP 746138.375815h 14m 42s-07° 28’ 25”
StarHIP 747088.481215h 16m 04s-06° 44’ 10”
StarHIP 748007.432215h 17m 13s-07° 51’ 24”
StarHIP 742138.197415h 09m 56s-06° 43’ 03”
StarHIP 743568.264215h 11m 44s-05° 28’ 57”
StarHIP 746236.129615h 14m 50s-05° 30’ 09”
StarHIP 742678.304815h 10m 41s-07° 32’ 41”
StarHIP 748288.331815h 17m 32s-07° 30’ 33”
StarHIP 741258.839215h 08m 55s-06° 34’ 38”

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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