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 275507.888205h 50m 02s+22° 33’ 19”
StarHIP 274216.020805h 48m 22s+20° 52’ 10”
StarHIP 274867.283605h 49m 12s+21° 08’ 09”
StarHIP 273207.553205h 47m 15s+22° 31’ 44”
StarHIP 272228.074405h 46m 10s+22° 46’ 21”
StarHIP 270988.986605h 44m 45s+21° 56’ 37”
StarHIP 275198.808605h 49m 37s+21° 49’ 44”
StarHIP 272057.77805h 46m 00s+21° 19’ 04”
StarHIP 276278.457405h 50m 56s+22° 30’ 20”
StarHIP 276388.833405h 51m 02s+20° 24’ 22”
StarHIP 272667.58805h 46m 45s+20° 10’ 24”
StarHIP 272148.03605h 46m 03s+21° 17’ 07”
StarHIP 271816.451805h 45m 39s+20° 41’ 42”
StarHIP 273437.438805h 47m 29s+22° 55’ 20”
StarHIP 269678.343805h 43m 22s+21° 24’ 57”
StarHIP 272876.894805h 46m 56s+20° 16’ 54”
StarHIP 275858.856605h 50m 29s+20° 26’ 39”
StarHIP 276107.719605h 50m 46s+20° 40’ 18”
StarHIP 270238.64305h 43m 53s+21° 57’ 07”
StarHIP 268807.936605h 42m 24s+20° 36’ 45”
StarHIP 277468.206405h 52m 23s+20° 41’ 47”
StarHIP 269128.454605h 42m 48s+21° 23’ 20”

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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