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  • MPEC 2007-S02 : COMET P/2007 R3 (GIBBS)

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    M.P.E.C. 2007-S02                                Issued 2007 Sept. 17, 02:46 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 R3 (GIBBS)
    
    Observations:
        PK07R030  C2007 09 14.29338 00 41 55.38 +01 26 12.0          18.9 T ES002G96
        PK07R030  C2007 09 14.29924 00 41 55.20 +01 26 11.4                 ES002G96
        PK07R030  C2007 09 14.30515 00 41 55.01 +01 26 10.2                 ES002G96
        PK07R030  C2007 09 14.31105 00 41 54.79 +01 26 09.5                 ES002G96
        PK07R030  C2007 09 14.34837 00 41 53.51 +01 26 05.3          18.9 T ES002G96
        PK07R030  C2007 09 14.34925 00 41 53.48 +01 26 05.3          18.9 T ES002G96
        PK07R030  C2007 09 14.35013 00 41 53.41 +01 26 04.9          18.8 T ES002G96
        PK07R030  C2007 09 14.35101 00 41 53.42 +01 26 05.3          18.7 T ES002G96
        PK07R030  C2007 09 14.36731 00 41 52.82 +01 26 02.9          17.8 T ES002G96
        PK07R030  C2007 09 14.36844 00 41 52.81 +01 26 03.0          18.0 T ES002G96
        PK07R030  C2007 09 14.36955 00 41 52.80 +01 26 02.5          18.0 T ES002G96
        PK07R030  C2007 09 14.37066 00 41 52.74 +01 26 02.6          18.0 T ES002G96
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.20864 00 41 24.99 +01 24 15.7          19.1 N ES002H55
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.21414 00 41 24.83 +01 24 14.3          19.0 N ES002H55
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.22079 00 41 24.60 +01 24 13.2          19.1 N ES002H55
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.23501 00 41 24.21 +01 24 12.2          18.9 T ES002G96
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.25698 00 41 23.43 +01 24 09.2                 ES002G96
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.26211 00 41 23.26 +01 24 08.8                 ES002G96
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.26720 00 41 23.07 +01 24 07.9                 ES002G96
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.29852 00 41 21.78 +01 24 03.0          18.7 T ES002H36
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.30733 00 41 21.50 +01 24 02.0          19.1 T ES002H36
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.31612 00 41 21.30 +01 24 01.2          19.0 T ES002H36
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.34106 00 41 20.45 +01 23 58.7                 ES002691
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.35208 00 41 20.02 +01 23 58.1          18.8 T ES002711
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.35241 00 41 20.05 +01 23 57.3          18.1 T ES002G96
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.35353 00 41 20.01 +01 23 57.1                 ES002G96
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.35464 00 41 19.97 +01 23 57.0                 ES002G96
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.35576 00 41 19.93 +01 23 56.7                 ES002G96
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.35778 00 41 19.83 +01 23 56.8          18.9 T ES002711
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.35881 00 41 19.76 +01 23 56.4                 ES002691
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.36349 00 41 19.60 +01 23 55.6          18.9 T ES002711
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.37167 00 41 19.29 +01 23 53.4                 ES002691
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.92132 00 41 00.92 +01 22 42.1                 ES002A17
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.93825 00 41 00.21 +01 22 40.0          18.9 T ES002473
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.94416 00 41 00.05 +01 22 38.4          18.9 T ES002A13
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.95557 00 40 59.62 +01 22 38.4          19.3 T ES002A17
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.97754 00 40 58.77 +01 22 34.3          19.5 T ES002A17
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.98356 00 40 58.63 +01 22 33.3          19.0 T ES002A13
        PK07R030  C2007 09 15.99796 00 40 58.16 +01 22 31.7                 ES002J95
        PK07R030  C2007 09 16.01258 00 40 57.62 +01 22 29.8          19.2 T ES002157
        PK07R030  C2007 09 16.01416 00 40 57.60 +01 22 28.8          19.5 T ES002J95
        PK07R030  C2007 09 16.01839 00 40 57.35 +01 22 29.5          19.2 T ES002473
        PK07R030  C2007 09 16.02272 00 40 57.19 +01 22 28.7          18.8 T ES002473
        PK07R030  C2007 09 16.03119 00 40 56.88 +01 22 27.7          18.9 T ES002473
        PK07R030  C2007 09 16.15479 00 40 52.95 +01 22 12.1          18.7 N ES002H55
        PK07R030  C2007 09 16.16132 00 40 52.82 +01 22 10.7          19.2 N ES002H55
        PK07R030  C2007 09 16.16738 00 40 52.44 +01 22 10.5          18.7 N ES002H55
        PK07R030  C2007 09 16.39603 00 40 44.13 +01 21 40.9          18.8 T ES002H36
        PK07R030  C2007 09 16.40705 00 40 43.81 +01 21 38.9                 ES002H36
        PK07R030  C2007 09 16.43348 00 40 42.82 +01 21 33.6          19.1 T ES002H36
    
    Observer details:
    157 Frasso Sabino.  Observers R. Haver, P. Caponnetto.  Measurer R. Haver.
        0.37-m f/5.8 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    473 Remanzacco.  Observers V. Gonano, E. Guido, G. Sostero.  0.45-m f/4.4
        Newtonian reflector + CCD.
    691 Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak.  Observer M. T. Read.  0.9-m f/3 reflector
        + CCD.
    711 McDonald Observatory.  Observer J. G. Ries.  0.76-m reflector + CCD.
    A13 Observatoire Naef, Marly.  Observer P. Kocher.  0.5-m f/3.3 Hypergraph
        + CCD.
    A17 Guidestar Observatory, Weinheim.  Observers M. Emmerich, S. Melchert.
        0.36-m f/6 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    G96 Mt. Lemmon Survey.  Observer A. R. Gibbs.  Measurers E. C. Beshore,
        A. Boattini, A. R. Gibbs, A. D. Grauer, R. E. Hill, R. A. Kowalski,
        S. M. Larson.  1.5-m reflector + CCD.
    H36 Sandlot Observatory, Scranton.  Observer G. Hug.  0.30-m
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    H55 Astronomical Research Observatory, Charleston.  Observer R. Holmes.
        0.61-m f/4.0 astrograph + CCD.
    J95 Great Shefford.  Observer P. Birtwhistle.  0.40-m f/6.0 Schmidt-Cassegrain
        + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2007 R3 (Gibbs)
    T 2007 June 6.477 TT                                    MPC
    q   2.20125              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.094840       Peri.  292.699       +0.832231       +0.553582
    a   4.76219        Node    33.711       -0.486271       +0.755350
    e   0.53777        Incl.    3.165       -0.266332       +0.350703
    P  10.4
    From 50 observations 2007 Sept. 14-16.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2007 R3 (Gibbs)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2007 09 07    00 45.46   +01 39.6    1.393    2.335   152.7    11.4  17.9
    2007 09 17    00 40.39   +01 20.4    1.382    2.364   163.6     6.9  17.9
    2007 09 27    00 34.12   +00 56.8    1.395    2.395   174.6     2.3  18.0
    2007 10 07    00 27.66   +00 34.5    1.433    2.428   173.0     2.9  18.1
    2007 10 17    00 22.02   +00 18.8    1.496    2.463   161.9     7.2  18.3
    2007 10 27    00 18.02   +00 13.7    1.583    2.500   151.1    11.1  18.5
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2007 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2007-S02
    

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