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    M.P.E.C. 2009-B42                                Issued 2009 Jan. 21, 18:32 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/2008 Y2 (GIBBS)
    
    Observations:
        PK08Y020  C2009 01 11.09799 10 10 27.36 +18 16 15.3          18.2 N EB042204
        PK08Y020  C2009 01 11.16166 10 10 28.52 +18 15 42.0                 EB042204
        PK08Y020  C2009 01 17.33899 10 11 55.72 +17 22 40.9          18.5 T EB042704
        PK08Y020  C2009 01 17.35154 10 11 55.74 +17 22 33.8          18.7 T EB042704
        PK08Y020  C2009 01 17.36408 10 11 55.71 +17 22 27.4          18.5 T EB042704
        PK08Y020  C2009 01 17.37660 10 11 55.74 +17 22 21.4          18.8 T EB042704
        PK08Y020  C2009 01 17.38913 10 11 55.77 +17 22 14.9          18.7 T EB042704
        PK08Y020  C2009 01 18.07100 10 11 59.60 +17 16 25.0          18.1 N EB042213
        PK08Y020  C2009 01 18.07472 10 11 59.59 +17 16 22.4          18.1 N EB042213
        PK08Y020  C2009 01 18.07596 10 11 59.56 +17 16 21.8          18.1 N EB042213
        PK08Y020  C2009 01 18.15707 10 11 59.84 +17 15 43.0          18.0 N EB042J24
        PK08Y020  C2009 01 18.16359 10 11 59.84 +17 15 39.8          17.9 N EB042J24
        PK08Y020  C2009 01 18.17662 10 11 59.89 +17 15 33.6          18.0 N EB042J24
        PK08Y020  C2009 01 20.66290 10 12 03.60 +16 54 24.5          17.2 T EB042900
        PK08Y020  C2009 01 20.67004 10 12 03.58 +16 54 21.0                 EB042900
    
    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/5 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    704 Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico.  Observers M. Bezpalko, D. Torres,
        R. Kracke, G. Spitz, J. Kistler.  Measurers J. Stuart, S. Scruggs.  1.0-m
        f/2.15 reflector + CCD.
    900 Moriyama.  Observer Y. Ikari.  0.26-m f/7.0 reflector + CCD.
    J24 Observatorio Altamira.  Observer J. F. Hernandez.  0.4-m f/10
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2008 Y2 (Gibbs)
    T 2009 Jan. 22.4181 TT                                  MPC
    q   1.638422             (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.1449119      Peri.  162.3483      -0.6862512      -0.7247512
    a   3.589770       Node   330.8924      +0.6511384      -0.5743817
    e   0.543586       Incl.    7.2754      +0.3241573      -0.3805540
    P   6.80
    From 90 observations 2008 Dec. 1-2009 Jan. 20.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2009 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2009-B42
    

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