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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 41753008h 30m 50s+33° 18’ 32”
StarHIP 417708.316408h 31m 04s+35° 21’ 45”
StarHIP 415487.028808h 28m 20s+33° 41’ 07”
StarHIP 416698.250408h 29m 44s+34° 58’ 23”
StarHIP 409667.076608h 21m 37s+33° 56’ 12”
StarHIP 409428.414208h 21m 20s+34° 18’ 36”
StarHIP 413568.57908h 26m 13s+34° 12’ 28”
StarHIP 418207.214208h 31m 35s+34° 57’ 58”
StarHIP 409317.894408h 21m 11s+35° 19’ 47”
StarHIP 416108.39108h 28m 56s+33° 43’ 43”
StarHIP 419317.394408h 32m 54s+34° 23’ 04”
StarHIP 412625.9408h 25m 04s+35° 00’ 41”
StarHIP 416428.85908h 29m 28s+34° 07’ 42”
StarHIP 414548.094808h 27m 18s+35° 49’ 02”

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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