Comet 37P/Forbes: an image (10 Sept. 2018)

Comet 37P/Forbes orbits the Sun with a period of 6.3 years. Its last perihelion was last May. Here it is an image we captured a few nights ago.

Comet 37P/Forbes: 10 Sept. 2018

Comet 37P/Forbes: 10 Sept. 2018

The image above comes from the average of six, 300-seconds exposures, unfiltered, remotely collected with the “Elena” (PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E) robotic unit available at the Virtual Telescope Project. The robotic telescope tracked the apparent motion of comet 37P/Forbes, so stars left trails on the background. The image scale is 1.2″/pixel.

We plan to observe this comet again.

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