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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 374347.207407h 41m 03s+24° 57’ 54”
StarHIP 378487.248807h 45m 32s+25° 59’ 19”
StarHIP 379898.922407h 47m 09s+24° 52’ 08”
StarHIP 377403.47207h 44m 26s+24° 23’ 53”
StarHIP 376917.043207h 43m 58s+24° 14’ 38”
StarHIP 371918.901807h 38m 26s+25° 04’ 33”
StarHIP 374528.069607h 41m 17s+25° 53’ 19”
StarHIP 379718.433207h 46m 58s+26° 01’ 29”
StarHIP 371656.345207h 38m 14s+24° 21’ 37”
StarHIP 377888.489207h 44m 56s+24° 19’ 13”
StarHIP 372696.174607h 39m 12s+24° 13’ 21”
StarHIP 375178.119607h 42m 00s+24° 03’ 01”
StarHIP 377045.148807h 44m 06s+25° 47’ 03”

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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