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 110858.683802h 22m 45s+04° 57’ 25”
StarHIP 103458.336802h 13m 15s+04° 44’ 59”
StarHIP 103566.485202h 13m 29s+05° 00’ 46”
StarHIP 103278.29602h 13m 02s+04° 17’ 10”
StarHIP 108137.360202h 19m 10s+03° 32’ 12”
StarHIP 107757.582402h 18m 40s+04° 11’ 46”
StarHIP 106628.427802h 17m 12s+04° 30’ 12”
StarHIP 104808.164602h 15m 07s+03° 51’ 05”
StarHIP 105968.215202h 16m 26s+04° 37’ 33”
StarHIP 110288.165202h 22m 00s+04° 44’ 47”
StarHIP 106728.480202h 17m 19s+05° 21’ 38”
GalaxyNGC 86411.702h 15m 27s+06° 00’ 05”
GalaxyUGC 177513.902h 18m 26s+05° 39’ 05”

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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