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    M.P.E.C. 2007-K52                                Issued 2007 May 25, 20:45 UT
    
         The Minor Planet Electronic Circulars contain information on unusual
             minor planets and routine data on comets.  They are published
       on behalf of Commission 20 of the International Astronomical Union by the
              Minor Planet Center, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory,
                              Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.
    
                 Prepared using the Tamkin Foundation Computer Network
    
                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
              URL http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                                COMET P/2007 K2 (GIBBS)
    
    Observations:
        PK07K020  C2007 05 11.15628 09 20 50.85 +11 47 51.1          19.0 N EK052699
        PK07K020  C2007 05 11.17091 09 20 52.13 +11 47 49.7                 EK052699
        PK07K020  C2007 05 11.18554 09 20 53.40 +11 47 46.7                 EK052699
        PK07K020  C2007 05 11.20017 09 20 54.77 +11 47 42.7                 EK052699
        PK07K020  C2007 05 21.15014 09 36 06.08 +11 14 36.2          19.0 T EK052703
        PK07K020  C2007 05 21.15881 09 36 06.80 +11 14 30.8                 EK052703
        PK07K020  C2007 05 21.16749 09 36 07.59 +11 14 28.2                 EK052703
        PK07K020  C2007 05 21.17616 09 36 08.38 +11 14 23.3                 EK052703
        PK07K020  C2007 05 21.22926 09 36 13.64 +11 14 10.6          18.6 T EK052703
        PK07K020  C2007 05 21.23013 09 36 13.68 +11 14 08.8          18.7 T EK052703
        PK07K020  C2007 05 21.23101 09 36 13.68 +11 14 10.6          19.5 T EK052703
        PK07K020  C2007 05 21.23188 09 36 13.75 +11 14 09.2          19.8 T EK052703
        PK07K020  C2007 05 21.83514 09 37 11.59 +11 11 42.8          19.0 N EK052473
        PK07K020  C2007 05 21.83800 09 37 11.89 +11 11 40.7          18.6 N EK052473
        PK07K020  C2007 05 21.83843 09 37 11.94 +11 11 39.5          18.6 N EK052473
        PK07K020  C2007 05 21.84090 09 37 12.15 +11 11 39.2          18.6 N EK052473
        PK07K020  C2007 05 22.09074 09 37 36.02 +11 10 39.1          19.4 N EK052H55
        PK07K020  C2007 05 22.09560 09 37 36.66 +11 10 37.4          19.1 N EK052H55
        PK07K020  C2007 05 22.13359 09 37 40.20 +11 10 28.0          20.0 N EK052850
        PK07K020  C2007 05 22.16795 09 37 43.38 +11 10 20.0          19.6 N EK052850
        PK07K020  C2007 05 22.20432 09 37 47.11 +11 10 15.8          20.0 N EK052F85
        PK07K020  C2007 05 22.23280 09 37 49.79 +11 10 06.3          19.9 N EK052F85
        PK07K020  C2007 05 24.24726 09 41 04.86 +11 01 24.3                 EK052658
        PK07K020  C2007 05 24.25001 09 41 05.16 +11 01 23.0                 EK052658
        PK07K020  C2007 05 24.25425 09 41 05.42 +11 01 22.3                 EK052658
        PK07K020  C2007 05 25.20681 09 42 38.59 +10 57 06.8          20.0 N EK052G96
        PK07K020  C2007 05 25.20734 09 42 38.64 +10 57 07.1          19.4 N EK052G96
        PK07K020  C2007 05 25.20787 09 42 38.69 +10 57 06.7          20.5 N EK052G96
        PK07K020  C2007 05 25.20840 09 42 38.73 +10 57 07.1          20.2 N EK052G96
        PK07K020  C2007 05 25.21284 09 42 39.27 +10 57 05.4                 EK052658
        PK07K020  C2007 05 25.21539 09 42 39.52 +10 57 04.8                 EK052658
        PK07K020  C2007 05 25.22025 09 42 40.00 +10 57 03.0                 EK052658
        PK07K020  C2007 05 25.22456 09 42 40.43 +10 57 02.1                 EK052658
        PK07K020  C2007 05 25.22877 09 42 40.81 +10 57 01.2                 EK052658
    
    Observer details:
    473 Remanzacco.  Observers L. Donato, M. Gonano, V. Gonano, E. Guido,
        V. Santini, G. Sostero.  0.45-m reflector + CCD.
    658 National Research Council of Canada.  Observer R. M. Robb.  Measurer
        D. D. Balam.  1.82-m Plaskett telescope + CCD.
    699 Lowell Observatory-LONEOS.  Observer B. A. Skiff.  0.59-m LONEOS Schmidt
        + CCD.
    703 Catalina Sky Survey.  Observer A. R. Gibbs.  Measurers E. C. Beshore,
        A. R. Gibbs, A. D. Grauer, R. E. Hill, R. A. Kowalski, S. M. Larson.
        0.68-m Schmidt + CCD.
    850 Cordell-Lorenz Observatory, Sewanee.  Observers D. T. Durig, D. S. Hardage.
        0.30-m f/3 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    F85 Tiki Observatory, Punaauia.  Observer N. Teamo.  Measurer J. C. Pelle.
        0.41-m f/8.0 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    G96 Mt. Lemmon Survey.  Observer R. E. Hill.  Measurers E. C. Beshore,
        A. R. Gibbs, A. D. Grauer, R. E. Hill, R. A. Kowalski, S. M. Larson.
        1.5-m reflector + CCD.
    H55 Astronomical Research Observatory, Charleston.  Observer R. Holmes.
        Measurer E. Howe.  0.61-m f/4.0 astrograph + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2007 K2 (Gibbs)
    T 2007 June 8.744 TT                                    MPC
    q   2.26458              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.053341       Peri.  345.776       -0.996805       -0.076543
    a   6.98924        Node   189.919       +0.079867       -0.958248
    e   0.67599        Incl.    7.612       -0.000848       -0.275504
    P  18.5
    From 25 observations 2007 May 11-25.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2007 K2 (Gibbs)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2007 05 20    09 34.28   +11 19.0    2.149    2.272    83.7    26.3  19.2
    2007 05 30    09 50.60   +10 33.9    2.247    2.266    78.1    26.0  19.3
    2007 06 09    10 07.84   +09 36.5    2.346    2.265    72.8    25.4  19.4
    2007 06 19    10 25.79   +08 27.9    2.446    2.267    67.8    24.5  19.5
    2007 06 29    10 44.27   +07 09.5    2.545    2.273    63.0    23.5  19.6
    2007 07 09    11 03.11   +05 42.8    2.645    2.282    58.4    22.3  19.7
    2007 07 19    11 22.21   +04 09.3    2.744    2.296    53.8    20.9  19.8
    2007 07 29    11 41.48   +02 30.7    2.843    2.313    49.3    19.4  19.9
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2007 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2007-K52
    

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