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 520518.789410h 38m 10s+26° 36’ 25”
StarHIP 514408.05810h 30m 21s+27° 20’ 08”
StarHIP 513037.842810h 28m 44s+26° 55’ 23”
StarHIP 519538.44410h 36m 46s+27° 46’ 34”
StarHIP 516178.84910h 32m 43s+26° 17’ 18”
StarHIP 514067.773610h 29m 58s+27° 49’ 32”
StarHIP 513408.626410h 29m 12s+27° 29’ 56”
StarHIP 512358.668210h 27m 55s+27° 12’ 40”
StarHIP 517707.810h 34m 43s+26° 09’ 32”
StarHIP 519548.582210h 36m 47s+26° 10’ 28”
StarHIP 517816.70510h 34m 49s+27° 57’ 42”
StarHIP 521858.18410h 39m 40s+26° 38’ 10”
StarHIP 516648.584210h 33m 16s+27° 46’ 31”
GalaxyNGC 327712.510h 32m 55s+28° 30’ 42”
GalaxyNGC 327413.210h 32m 16s+27° 40’ 13”

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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