The comet 37P/Forbes
From Ashburn (click to change), 37P/Forbes is not readily observable since it lies so far south that it will never rise more than 20° above the horizon.
Object Type Comet
|Brightness (V):||Mag 15.2|
|Semi-major axis:||3.46 AU|
|Longitude ascending node:||314.59°|
|Argument of perihelion:||329.98°|
|Epoch of elements:||11 February 2018|
|Mean Anomaly at epoch:||347.56°|
|Orbital period:||6.43 years|
Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 16 October 2099. We use these amateur observations in preference to the MPC's magnitude estimates, since they are updated much more often. Nonetheless, all comets are intrinsically unpredictable objects, and future magnitude estimates must always be taken with a pinch of salt.