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  • MPEC 2006-X07 : COMET C/2006 U7 (GIBBS)

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    M.P.E.C. 2006-X07                                Issued 2006 Dec. 1, 15:46 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://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                                COMET C/2006 U7 (GIBBS)
    
    Observations:
        CK06U070  C2006 11 26.77290 03 17 47.46 +17 40 45.5          19.6 T EX007215
        CK06U070  C2006 11 27.14890 03 17 36.59 +17 40 37.4          20.2 N EX007204
        CK06U070  C2006 11 27.20986 03 17 35.05 +17 40 36.2          20.5 T EX007G96
        CK06U070  C2006 11 27.21597 03 17 34.94 +17 40 35.7          20.9 T EX007G96
        CK06U070  C2006 11 27.22194 03 17 34.76 +17 40 35.9          21.3 T EX007G96
        CK06U070  C2006 11 27.22794 03 17 34.54 +17 40 35.7          21.4 T EX007G96
        CK06U070  C2006 11 27.95629 03 17 14.01 +17 40 15.1          20.7 N EX007213
        CK06U070  C2006 11 27.99738 03 17 12.82 +17 40 13.8          20.7 N EX007213
        CK06U070  C2006 11 28.02065 03 17 12.14 +17 40 12.9          20.6 N EX007213
    
    Observer details:
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.60-m f/4.64 reflector
        + CCD.
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    215 Buchloe.  Observer W. Hasubick.  0.44-m f/4.6 reflector + CCD.
    G96 Mt. Lemmon Survey.  Observer R. E. Hill.  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.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2006 U7 (Gibbs)
    T 2007 Mar. 27.6943 TT                                  MPC
    q   4.427593             (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.0237973      Peri.   12.8398      +0.3336869      -0.9366472
    a  11.970663       Node    57.7584      +0.8533826      +0.2521396
    e   0.630130       Incl.    7.2345      +0.4004888      +0.2431411
    P  41.4
    From 47 observations 2006 Oct. 28-Nov. 28.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2006 U7 (Gibbs)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2006 12 01    03 15.84   +17 39.0    3.541    4.492   162.7     3.7  20.3
    2006 12 11    03 11.75   +17 36.3    3.590    4.481   151.6     6.0  20.3
    2006 12 21    03 08.71   +17 37.1    3.666    4.472   140.7     8.0  20.3
    2006 12 31    03 06.98   +17 42.5    3.765    4.463   130.2     9.7  20.4
    2007 01 10    03 06.72   +17 53.1    3.882    4.455   120.0    11.0  20.4
    2007 01 20    03 07.99   +18 09.1    4.013    4.449   110.2    12.0  20.5
    2007 01 30    03 10.77   +18 30.2    4.153    4.443   100.7    12.6  20.6
    
         Further observations of this comet are desirable.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2006 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2006-X07
    

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