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    M.P.E.C. 2006-W75                                Issued 2006 Nov. 24, 16:05 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://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                                COMET C/2006 W1 (GIBBS)
    
    Observations:
        CK06W010  C2006 11 18.50724 09 00 06.50 +03 06 34.5          19.3 T EW075682
        CK06W010  C2006 11 18.54330 09 00 07.02 +03 06 29.5          19.5 T EW075682
        CK06W010  C2006 11 19.15672 09 00 17.38 +03 05 18.2          19.5 N EW075213
        CK06W010  C2006 11 19.17988 09 00 17.70 +03 05 14.4                 EW075J95
        CK06W010  C2006 11 19.18028 09 00 17.76 +03 05 14.1          19.5 N EW075213
        CK06W010  C2006 11 19.18810 09 00 17.80 +03 05 13.1          19.8 N EW075J95
        CK06W010  C2006 11 19.20131 09 00 18.10 +03 05 11.5          19.5 N EW075213
        CK06W010  C2006 11 19.45725 09 00 22.22 +03 04 43.4          18.8 T EW075682
        CK06W010  C2006 11 19.47913 09 00 22.47 +03 04 41.3          18.9 T EW075682
        CK06W010  C2006 11 19.50101 09 00 22.86 +03 04 38.3          19.7 T EW075682
        CK06W010  C2006 11 20.41291 09 00 36.79 +03 02 57.8                 EW075G96
        CK06W010  C2006 11 20.41948 09 00 36.92 +03 02 57.0                 EW075G96
        CK06W010  C2006 11 20.42600 09 00 37.00 +03 02 56.1                 EW075G96
        CK06W010  C2006 11 20.43252 09 00 37.09 +03 02 55.7                 EW075G96
        CK06W010  C2006 11 21.43536 09 00 50.72 +03 01 12.3          19.3 N EW075850
        CK06W010  C2006 11 21.45050 09 00 50.89 +03 01 11.9          18.7 N EW075850
    
    Observer details:
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    682 Kanab.  Observer E. Sheridan.  0.36-m f/5.5 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    850 Cordell-Lorenz Observatory, Sewanee.  Observer D. T. Durig.  0.30-m f/9.7
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    G96 Mt. Lemmon Survey.  Observer A. R. Gibbs.  Measurers E. C. Beshore,
        E. J. Christensen, A. R. Gibbs, A. D. Grauer, R. E. Hill,
        R. A. Kowalski, S. M. Larson.  1.5-m reflector + CCD.
    J95 Great Shefford.  Observer P. Birtwhistle.  0.40-m f/6.0 Schmidt-Cassegrain
        + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2006 W1 (Gibbs)
    T 2006 May 8.7087 TT                                    MPC
    q   1.691308             (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  236.6913      +0.8137503      -0.5689294
                       Node   157.2705      +0.5805131      +0.8056338
    e   1.0            Incl.   17.9174      -0.0285474      +0.1651467
    From 39 observations 2006 Nov. 16-21.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2006 W1 (Gibbs)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2006 11 21    09 00.75   +03 02.0    2.607    2.965   101.4    19.1  18.8
    2006 12 01    09 01.88   +02 51.3    2.564    3.057   110.9    17.5  18.9
    2006 12 11    09 00.75   +02 54.3    2.529    3.151   120.9    15.5  19.0
    2006 12 21    08 57.50   +03 12.1    2.507    3.244   131.5    13.1  19.1
    2006 12 31    08 52.42   +03 44.8    2.503    3.337   142.5    10.3  19.2
    2007 01 10    08 46.01   +04 30.9    2.523    3.431   153.4     7.4  19.4
    2007 01 20    08 38.87   +05 27.8    2.571    3.524   163.2     4.6  19.5
    2007 01 30    08 31.71   +06 31.6    2.649    3.618   168.0     3.2  19.7
    
         Further observations of this comet are very desirable.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2006 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2006-W75
    

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