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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 31108006h 31m 39s+16° 06’ 52”
StarHIP 31306006h 33m 54s+14° 28’ 17”
StarHIP 315317.211406h 36m 04s+13° 41’ 38”
StarHIP 317068.172606h 37m 56s+15° 46’ 18”
StarHIP 313457.455406h 34m 21s+14° 45’ 07”
StarHIP 311647.170406h 32m 20s+15° 42’ 22”
StarHIP 311917.130606h 32m 39s+15° 01’ 15”
StarHIP 318027.80106h 38m 55s+15° 12’ 25”
StarHIP 317708.350406h 38m 39s+14° 36’ 39”
StarHIP 311056.357806h 31m 37s+15° 54’ 12”
StarHIP 312775.442406h 33m 36s+14° 09’ 19”
StarHIP 314046.983806h 34m 57s+15° 19’ 49”
StarHIP 309758.063606h 30m 05s+14° 30’ 03”
StarHIP 313966.514606h 34m 53s+16° 12’ 20”
StarHIP 309988.344206h 30m 21s+14° 53’ 39”
StarHIP 310987.666806h 31m 33s+15° 25’ 20”
StarHIP 313498.639206h 34m 23s+16° 04’ 30”
StarHIP 315748.838206h 36m 28s+15° 45’ 00”

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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