48P/Johnson live position and data

This page shows Comet 48P/Johnson 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 48P/Johnson (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 1116847.550422h 37m 29s-20° 22’ 41”
StarHIP 1119037.243622h 40m 02s-19° 11’ 52”
StarHIP 1119088.380822h 40m 06s-20° 00’ 35”
StarHIP 1120628.920822h 41m 51s-18° 33’ 41”
StarHIP 1121198.38722h 42m 37s-20° 56’ 43”
StarHIP 1122108.76122h 43m 33s-19° 20’ 56”
StarHIP 1122114.546622h 43m 35s-18° 49’ 49”
StarHIP 1123078.547622h 44m 53s-18° 49’ 05”
StarHIP 112400022h 46m 00s-19° 41’ 46”
StarHIP 1124438.456422h 46m 37s-20° 15’ 40”
StarHIP 1125295.153822h 47m 33s-19° 36’ 46”
StarHIP 1125308.270822h 47m 33s-19° 09’ 46”
GalaxyNGC 736513.622h 45m 09s-19° 57’ 06”
GalaxyESO 602-3013.922h 36m 51s-19° 48’ 24”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 48P/Johnson

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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