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    M.P.E.C. 2007-L23                                Issued 2007 June 8, 03:19 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 C/2007 K4 (GIBBS)
    
    Observations:
        CK07K040  C2007 06 07.92174 16 31 26.91 -07 41 28.3          18.3 N EL023213
        CK07K040  C2007 06 07.92369 16 31 26.68 -07 41 29.8          18.3 N EL023213
        CK07K040  C2007 06 07.92834 16 31 26.18 -07 41 34.1          18.3 N EL023213
    
    Observer details:
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2007 K4 (Gibbs)
    T 2007 May 4.289 TT                                     MPC
    q   3.52703              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  162.539       -0.307529       -0.242465
                       Node    68.524       -0.947515       +0.166869
    e   1.0            Incl.   98.591       -0.087419       -0.955702
    From 35 observations 2007 May 25-June 7.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2007 K4 (Gibbs)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2007 05 30    16 47.96   -05 39.0    2.553    3.535   163.1     4.8  18.0
    2007 06 09    16 29.46   -07 56.5    2.560    3.542   162.6     4.9  18.0
    2007 06 19    16 11.55   -10 17.4    2.613    3.552   153.5     7.3  18.1
    2007 06 29    15 55.28   -12 36.0    2.708    3.564   141.9    10.1  18.2
    2007 07 09    15 41.38   -14 48.2    2.838    3.578   130.0    12.6  18.3
    2007 07 19    15 30.20   -16 52.5    2.997    3.594   118.5    14.4  18.4
    2007 07 29    15 21.81   -18 48.8    3.175    3.613   107.5    15.5  18.6
    
         Further observations of this comet are very desirable.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2007 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2007-L23
    

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