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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 16116.74400h 20m 10s-13° 03’ 41”
StarHIP 17398.393400h 22m 00s-12° 00’ 37”
StarHIP 17528.707200h 22m 12s-13° 27’ 56”
StarHIP 18036.313200h 22m 51s-12° 12’ 34”
StarHIP 18318.331800h 23m 12s-13° 10’ 05”
StarHIP 19648.02900h 24m 50s-11° 42’ 39”
StarHIP 20628.70100h 26m 06s-13° 04’ 40”
StarHIP 20668.206600h 26m 08s-11° 22’ 36”
StarHIP 20998.523600h 26m 36s-14° 01’ 47”
StarHIP 22157.236200h 28m 00s-11° 39’ 31”
StarHIP 22837.184400h 29m 10s-11° 35’ 53”
StarHIP 22918.889800h 29m 15s-13° 33’ 36”
StarHIP 23998.778800h 30m 34s-13° 42’ 54”
GalaxyPGC 157914.000h 25m 13s-13° 16’ 23”

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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