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 730108.877614h 55m 16s-02° 06’ 50”
StarHIP 726314.821214h 51m 01s-02° 17’ 55”
StarHIP 724738.891414h 49m 08s-01° 41’ 20”
StarHIP 720918.00614h 44m 51s-03° 03’ 43”
StarHIP 726638.416814h 51m 26s-02° 27’ 25”
StarHIP 727408.0314h 52m 17s-03° 31’ 06”
StarHIP 727398.912414h 52m 15s-04° 00’ 59”
StarHIP 727718.859214h 52m 32s-01° 24’ 28”
GalaxyNGC 576813.514h 52m 07s-02° 31’ 44”

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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