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Comet 37P Forbes

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Coarse finder chart
(Field of view: 60°, Max. star mag.: 5)
Fine finder chart
(Field of view: 2°, Max. star mag.: 12)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension23h 32.3m
Declination6° 40'
ConstellationPisces
Distance from Earth2.357 AU
Last observed magnitude13.0
Date of last reported observation27/08/2018
Altitude38.4°
Azimuth117° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun91.7°
Ecliptic latitude8.1°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.582 AU
Perihelion1.610 AU
(04/05/2018)
Aphelion5.303 AU
Period6.43 years
Eccentricity0.534137
Inclination to ecliptic9.0°
Speed relative to Sun20.750 km/s

Warning!
Never attempt to observe objects close to the sun without taking the proper precautions. In particular, never point optical instruments near the sun and look through them, or you risk permanent eye damage or blindness.
 

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