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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 22758.939200h 29m 05s-07° 42’ 10”
StarHIP 20387.285200h 25m 52s-08° 21’ 05”
StarHIP 22508.443800h 28m 38s-09° 24’ 18”
StarHIP 21438.048800h 27m 07s-07° 52’ 33”
StarHIP 24087.27700h 30m 40s-09° 24’ 27”
StarHIP 17878.155400h 22m 43s-09° 37’ 21”
StarHIP 24448.385800h 31m 05s-10° 05’ 01”
StarHIP 21407.195600h 27m 06s-09° 52’ 22”
StarHIP 17968.475800h 22m 48s-09° 16’ 40”
StarHIP 24316.872200h 30m 59s-10° 05’ 04”
StarHIP 17927.854200h 22m 46s-09° 13’ 50”
StarHIP 21677.845400h 27m 20s-08° 39’ 30”

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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