37P/Forbes

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37P/Forbes
Discovery
Discovered by Alexander F. I. Forbes
Discovery date August 1, 1929
Alternative
designations
1929 II; 1942 III; 1948 VIII;
1961 VI; 1974 IX; 1980 VI;
1987 I; 1993 IV
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch March 6, 2006
Aphelion 5.285 AU
Perihelion 1.572 AU
Semi-major axis 3.429 AU
Eccentricity 0.5414
Orbital period 6.349 a
Inclination 8.9578°
Last perihelion December 11, 2011[1][2]
August 1, 2005
Next perihelion 2018-May-03[3]

37P/Forbes is a periodic comet in our solar system. It was discovered on August 1st, 1929 by Alex Rosebank ander F.I. Forbes of, South Africa [4]

The comet nucleus is estimated to be 1.9 kilometers in diameter.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seiichi Yoshida (2006-07-16). "37P/Forbes". Seiichi Yoshida's Comet Catalog. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  2. ^ Syuichi Nakano (2008-05-07). "37P/Forbes (NK 1617)". OAA Computing and Minor Planet Sections. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  3. ^ Patrick Rocher (2011-10-12). "Note number : 0095 P/Forbes : 37P". Institut de mecanique celeste et de calcul des ephemerides. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  4. ^ "C&M: 37P/Forbes" Cometrography.com. Retrieved 2012-04-18
  5. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 37P/Forbes". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 2006-01-23 last obs. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 

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