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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 113602023h 00m 33s-23° 57’ 07”
StarHIP 113605023h 00m 36s-23° 58’ 07”
StarHIP 1133838.284222h 57m 46s-22° 36’ 37”
StarHIP 1136736.26323h 01m 23s-22° 47’ 26”
StarHIP 1131596.718222h 54m 54s-22° 22’ 06”
StarHIP 1131548.344822h 54m 49s-23° 06’ 32”
StarHIP 1139207.358623h 04m 11s-22° 14’ 04”
StarHIP 1132148.80222h 55m 39s-22° 35’ 52”
StarHIP 1134738.6122h 58m 48s-23° 25’ 50”
StarHIP 1135767.780223h 00m 16s-22° 31’ 28”
StarHIP 1133488.424822h 57m 18s-23° 50’ 20”
StarHIP 1139107.417423h 04m 03s-22° 42’ 36”
StarHIP 1140177.384223h 05m 25s-22° 29’ 12”
StarHIP 1134717.755822h 58m 46s-23° 26’ 57”
StarHIP 1136917.38123h 01m 34s-22° 25’ 09”

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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