The comet 37P/Forbes

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From Ashburn (click to change), 37P/Forbes is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 23° above the horizon at dawn.

Name 37P/Forbes
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Aquarius
Magnitude:11.33 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:22h36m [1]
Declination:-12°18' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:3.46 AU
Eccentricity:0.534127
Inclination:8.96°
Longitude ascending node:314.59°
Argument of perihelion:329.98°
Epoch of elements:05 May 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:0.13°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.61 AU
Aphelion:5.30 AU
Orbital period:6.43 years
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Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 2 May 2018. 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.

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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