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):

StarHIP 20160004h 19m 15s+29° 06’ 27”
StarHIP 193858.225604h 09m 08s+28° 38’ 34”
StarHIP 202504.835204h 20m 21s+27° 21’ 03”
StarHIP 200908.262404h 18m 27s+28° 06’ 11”
StarHIP 197928.392604h 14m 31s+27° 57’ 35”
StarHIP 197157.790404h 13m 24s+29° 07’ 22”
StarHIP 202627.93504h 20m 37s+28° 53’ 31”

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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