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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 301018.237406h 20m 04s+27° 23’ 06”
StarHIP 299556.520606h 18m 20s+27° 12’ 37”
StarHIP 293527.80806h 11m 14s+28° 54’ 27”
StarHIP 295108.359806h 13m 00s+27° 25’ 54”
StarHIP 291987.827406h 09m 32s+28° 39’ 56”
StarHIP 298268.255806h 16m 51s+26° 29’ 36”
StarHIP 300917.366806h 19m 58s+28° 25’ 36”
StarHIP 290747.962206h 07m 59s+27° 25’ 42”
StarHIP 291887.726806h 09m 26s+27° 11’ 38”
StarHIP 297497.83706h 15m 54s+27° 51’ 42”
StarHIP 296288.191406h 14m 35s+27° 36’ 49”
StarHIP 297937.392606h 16m 22s+28° 51’ 07”
StarHIP 290448.44906h 07m 39s+27° 51’ 35”
StarHIP 299277.736406h 17m 59s+28° 00’ 24”

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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