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 43552008h 52m 11s+20° 08’ 37”
StarHIP 436836.60608h 53m 55s+19° 58’ 01”
StarHIP 441266.209608h 59m 10s+18° 08’ 06”
StarHIP 440566.556408h 58m 18s+18° 18’ 29”
StarHIP 443128.35909h 01m 26s+19° 02’ 14”
StarHIP 441258.657608h 59m 10s+18° 03’ 36”
StarHIP 439057.73108h 56m 40s+19° 50’ 56”
StarHIP 436427.494408h 53m 20s+19° 19’ 19”
StarHIP 440228.631608h 57m 55s+19° 17’ 02”
StarHIP 437308.259208h 54m 21s+20° 35’ 10”
StarHIP 437228.13508h 54m 14s+19° 34’ 31”
StarHIP 435648.49708h 52m 20s+19° 21’ 02”
StarHIP 434276.398208h 50m 45s+18° 49’ 56”
StarHIP 435408.399808h 52m 03s+18° 53’ 39”
StarHIP 437018.598208h 54m 00s+20° 13’ 49”
StarHIP 439358.134408h 56m 57s+20° 11’ 59”

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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