The comet 37P/Forbes

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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.

Name 37P/Forbes
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Brightness (V):Mag 15.2
Right Ascension:18h05m
Declination:-30°38'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:3.46 AU
Eccentricity:0.534223
Inclination:8.96°
Longitude ascending node:314.59°
Argument of perihelion:329.98°
Epoch of elements:11 February 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:347.56°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.61 AU
Aphelion:5.30 AU
Orbital period:6.43 years
Additional sources

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.

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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