37P/Forbes

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37P/Forbes
Discovery
Discovered byAlexander F. I. Forbes
Discovery dateAugust 1, 1929
Alternative
designations
1929 II; 1942 III; 1948 VIII;
1961 VI; 1974 IX; 1980 VI;
1987 I; 1993 IV
Orbital characteristics A
EpochMarch 6, 2006
Aphelion5.285 AU
Perihelion1.572 AU
Semi-major axis3.429 AU
Eccentricity0.5414
Orbital period6.349 a
Inclination8.9578°
Last perihelionDecember 11, 2011[1][2]
August 1, 2005
Next perihelion2018-May-04[3]

37P/Forbes is a periodic comet in the Solar System. It was discovered on August 1, 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. ^ MPC
  4. ^ "C&M: 37P/Forbes" Cometrography.com. Retrieved 2012-04-18
  5. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 37P/Forbes" (2006-01-23 last obs). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2010-02-28.

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