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    M.P.E.C. 2007-R15                                Issued 2007 Sept. 4, 16:15 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 Q2 (GILMORE)
    
    Observations:
        PK07Q020  V2007 08 25.02192 22 44 32.26 -01 12 58.3          19.2 N ER015247
        PK07Q020  v2007 08 25.02192 1 012.8756   +46.5153     800           ER015247
        PK07Q020  V2007 08 25.03818 22 44 32.29 -01 13 09.2          19.2 N ER015247
        PK07Q020  v2007 08 25.03818 1 012.8756   +46.5153     800           ER015247
        PK07Q020  V2007 08 25.04842 22 44 32.32 -01 13 16.1          19.3 N ER015247
        PK07Q020  v2007 08 25.04842 1 012.8756   +46.5153     800           ER015247
        PK07Q020  V2007 08 26.02720 22 44 37.93 -01 24 18.5          19.3 N ER015247
        PK07Q020  v2007 08 26.02720 1 012.8756   +46.5153     800           ER015247
        PK07Q020  V2007 08 26.03887 22 44 37.97 -01 24 26.0          19.4 N ER015247
        PK07Q020  v2007 08 26.03887 1 012.8756   +46.5153     800           ER015247
        PK07Q020  V2007 08 26.05409 22 44 38.03 -01 24 37.1          19.2 N ER015247
        PK07Q020  v2007 08 26.05409 1 012.8756   +46.5153     800           ER015247
        PK07Q020  C2007 08 31.93401 22 45 04.56 -02 34 13.1          18.6 N ER015213
        PK07Q020  C2007 08 31.93825 22 45 04.57 -02 34 16.0          18.6 N ER015213
        PK07Q020  C2007 08 31.94036 22 45 04.56 -02 34 17.6          18.6 N ER015213
        PK07Q020  C2007 09 03.94843 22 45 15.67 -03 11 30.6          18.1 N ER015J70
        PK07Q020  C2007 09 03.95031 22 45 15.88 -03 11 30.9          19.4 N ER015J70
        PK07Q020  C2007 09 03.95281 22 45 15.86 -03 11 32.3          19.9 N ER015J70
    
    Observer details:
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    247 Roving Observer.  Observers G. Sostero, E. Guido.  0.20-m f/3 reflector
        + CCD.
    J70 Obs. Astronomico Vega del Thader, El Palmar.  Observer J. P. Navarro P.
        0.25-m Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2007 Q2 (Gilmore)
    T 2007 Aug. 23.905 TT                                   MPC
    q   1.84263              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.073273       Peri.  163.197       +0.910028       +0.413843
    a   5.65597        Node   172.226       -0.397909       +0.888358
    e   0.67421        Incl.   10.283       -0.116265       +0.198884
    P  13.5
    From 53 observations 2007 Aug. 22-Sept. 3.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2007 Q2 (Gilmore)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2007 08 28    22 44.80   -01 46.9    0.839    1.843   170.4     5.3  18.3
    2007 09 07    22 45.45   -03 49.6    0.842    1.848   175.5     2.5  18.3
    2007 09 17    22 46.49   -05 53.0    0.866    1.860   167.1     7.0  18.4
    2007 09 27    22 48.84   -07 41.5    0.911    1.876   157.3    11.9  18.5
    2007 10 07    22 53.04   -09 04.7    0.976    1.898   147.8    16.3  18.7
    2007 10 17    22 59.34   -09 57.5    1.059    1.926   139.0    19.9  19.0
    2007 10 27    23 07.72   -10 19.1    1.158    1.958   130.7    22.6  19.2
    
         Further observations of this comet are desirable.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2007 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2007-R15
    

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