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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1110198.755422h 29m 30s-29° 04’ 45”
StarHIP 1109967.53622h 29m 15s-30° 00’ 59”
StarHIP 1113507.465222h 33m 33s-29° 39’ 53”
StarHIP 1110157.085222h 29m 25s-28° 39’ 34”
StarHIP 1113418.724822h 33m 25s-28° 08’ 51”
StarHIP 1112758.815622h 32m 34s-27° 42’ 40”
StarHIP 1110138.55122h 29m 24s-28° 43’ 40”
StarHIP 1111188.676822h 30m 36s-30° 07’ 51”
StarHIP 1105868.596222h 24m 12s-28° 40’ 27”
StarHIP 1105358.975822h 23m 32s-29° 41’ 39”
StarHIP 1107437.899822h 26m 09s-29° 04’ 55”
StarHIP 1107457.184822h 26m 10s-28° 00’ 45”
StarHIP 1113118.206222h 33m 00s-28° 58’ 55”
GalaxyNGC 725913.922h 23m 05s-28° 57’ 17”
GalaxyNGC 725813.922h 22m 57s-28° 20’ 43”

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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