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 262298.022405h 35m 19s+19° 45’ 10”
StarHIP 267707.946605h 41m 11s+20° 03’ 45”
StarHIP 259657.454605h 32m 22s+19° 07’ 21”
StarHIP 268798.0105h 42m 24s+18° 41’ 14”
StarHIP 264388.84305h 37m 34s+19° 46’ 46”
StarHIP 260188.7105h 33m 06s+20° 02’ 10”
StarHIP 259454.152605h 32m 12s+18° 35’ 39”
StarHIP 262797.456605h 35m 44s+18° 45’ 29”
StarHIP 259088.69505h 31m 46s+19° 33’ 04”
StarHIP 258678.78505h 31m 20s+19° 01’ 24”
StarHIP 266777.623805h 40m 09s+19° 40’ 49”
StarHIP 260645.663605h 33m 31s+18° 32’ 24”
StarHIP 269256.675405h 42m 53s+18° 58’ 49”
StarHIP 262987.165605h 36m 02s+19° 32’ 57”
StarHIP 268867.14305h 42m 28s+18° 59’ 15”
StarHIP 268268.146805h 41m 44s+19° 21’ 25”

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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