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37P/Forbes live position and data

This page shows Comet 37P/Forbes 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 37P/Forbes (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 78678.47701h 41m 12s+16° 30’ 51”
StarHIP 82716.517801h 46m 35s+17° 24’ 45”
StarHIP 73595.754201h 34m 49s+18° 27’ 38”
StarHIP 78397.522401h 40m 50s+19° 22’ 17”
StarHIP 77096.671801h 39m 15s+16° 37’ 31”
StarHIP 78937.827601h 41m 32s+18° 39’ 07”
StarHIP 75718.995201h 37m 31s+18° 40’ 31”
StarHIP 76838.536401h 38m 56s+17° 13’ 36”
StarHIP 74475.931401h 35m 54s+17° 26’ 01”
GalaxyUGC 121913.701h 44m 20s+17° 28’ 37”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 37P/Forbes

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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