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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 1392000h 17m 24s+08° 52’ 34”
StarHIP 16128.904600h 20m 10s+11° 02’ 57”
StarHIP 13648.507600h 17m 05s+10° 30’ 07”
StarHIP 11965.990600h 14m 58s+08° 49’ 15”
StarHIP 9088.304800h 11m 14s+10° 38’ 09”
StarHIP 11977.500800h 14m 59s+08° 49’ 06”
StarHIP 16706.592800h 20m 54s+10° 58’ 37”
StarHIP 16358.899800h 20m 29s+09° 56’ 15”
StarHIP 16386.920400h 20m 30s+10° 55’ 04”
StarHIP 14655.950400h 18m 17s+11° 12’ 22”
StarHIP 15548.275200h 19m 22s+09° 02’ 39”
StarHIP 9438.56400h 11m 37s+10° 19’ 42”
StarHIP 13396.33400h 16m 45s+10° 14’ 41”
GalaxyUGC 19114.000h 20m 04s+10° 52’ 45”
GalaxyNGC 6312.700h 17m 45s+11° 26’ 57”

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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