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 139948.444403h 00m 10s+25° 14’ 44”
StarHIP 138677.311602h 58m 35s+24° 08’ 01”
StarHIP 136078.63802h 55m 20s+24° 44’ 12”
StarHIP 142306.995803h 03m 28s+23° 03’ 41”
StarHIP 140807.954403h 01m 28s+25° 07’ 35”
StarHIP 141298.517603h 02m 13s+23° 25’ 39”
StarHIP 144518.596803h 06m 32s+24° 13’ 17”
StarHIP 143765.467203h 05m 26s+25° 15’ 18”
GalaxyNGC 115612.302h 59m 42s+25° 14’ 15”

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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