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 456027.924609h 17m 41s+39° 11’ 50”
StarHIP 454037.788209h 15m 09s+37° 03’ 36”
StarHIP 453896.729809h 14m 57s+38° 36’ 32”
StarHIP 460258.650609h 23m 11s+37° 23’ 17”
StarHIP 450677.987609h 10m 45s+38° 20’ 43”
StarHIP 456883.919209h 18m 50s+36° 48’ 10”
StarHIP 457887.42409h 20m 07s+37° 45’ 20”
StarHIP 460338.670209h 23m 19s+38° 20’ 39”
StarHIP 456698.823809h 18m 33s+38° 05’ 25”
StarHIP 455368.563409h 16m 51s+37° 02’ 18”
StarHIP 458586.11909h 20m 59s+38° 11’ 17”
StarHIP 454058.466809h 15m 09s+38° 20’ 05”

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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