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    M.P.E.C. 2008-H29                                Issued 2008 Apr. 26, 14:59 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/2008 G1 (GIBBS)
    
    Observations:
        CK08G010  C2008 04 17.32079 15 25 11.00 +07 18 34.7          18.8 N EH029850
        CK08G010  C2008 04 17.33638 15 25 10.57 +07 18 48.5          19.6 N EH029850
        CK08G010  C2008 04 17.33952 15 25 10.40 +07 18 50.9          19.3 N EH029850
        CK08G010  C2008 04 17.35212 15 25 10.09 +07 19 03.0          19.3 N EH029850
        CK08G010  C2008 04 18.40427 15 24 37.11 +07 34 14.1          19.3 N EH029850
        CK08G010  C2008 04 22.96336 15 22 07.39 +08 39 42.1          18.9 N EH029B49
        CK08G010  C2008 04 23.97075 15 21 32.60 +08 54 04.5          18.9 N EH029213
        CK08G010  C2008 04 24.00957 15 21 31.24 +08 54 37.6          18.9 N EH029213
        CK08G010  C2008 04 24.07627 15 21 28.88 +08 55 33.8          19.1 N EH029213
    
    Observer details:
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/5 Schmidt-Cassegrain.
    850 Cordell-Lorenz Observatory, Sewanee.  Observer D. T. Durig.  0.30-m f/2.5
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    B49 Paus Observatory, Sabadell.  Observer J. Camarasa.  0.25-m f/4 Newtonian
        reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2008 G1 (Gibbs)
    T 2009 Jan. 11.012 TT                                   MPC
    q   4.00005              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.   63.503       -0.207673       +0.800383
                       Node   216.005       -0.774678       +0.216463
    e   1.0            Incl.   73.065       +0.597283       +0.559044
    From 54 observations 2008 Apr. 7-24.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2008 G1 (Gibbs)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2008 04 24    15 21.53   +08 54.5    3.669    4.578   151.5     6.0  18.9
    2008 05 04    15 15.39   +11 13.1    3.624    4.538   151.8     6.0  18.9
    2008 05 14    15 08.82   +13 20.9    3.612    4.499   147.8     6.9  18.8
    2008 05 24    15 02.27   +15 13.6    3.630    4.462   140.9     8.2  18.8
    2008 06 03    14 56.19   +16 48.3    3.674    4.425   132.7     9.7  18.8
    2008 06 13    14 50.98   +18 03.8    3.741    4.390   124.0    11.1  18.8
    2008 06 23    14 46.94   +19 00.9    3.825    4.356   115.2    12.2  18.8
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2008 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2008-H29
    

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