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 689978.034414h 07m 33s-01° 04’ 37”
StarHIP 694978.922214h 13m 41s+00° 42’ 40”
StarHIP 690587.89914h 08m 07s-01° 02’ 54”
StarHIP 692656.839414h 10m 47s+00° 47’ 58”
StarHIP 690097.904414h 07m 39s-00° 11’ 23”
StarHIP 690257.10614h 07m 50s-00° 03’ 21”
StarHIP 691907.093414h 09m 53s-00° 39’ 04”
StarHIP 694935.858214h 13m 40s-00° 50’ 42”
GalaxyIC 97614.014h 08m 42s-01° 09’ 39”
GalaxyNGC 549612.914h 11m 37s-01° 09’ 28”

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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