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    M.P.E.C. 2010-M51                                Issued 2010 June 23, 19:51 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 https://www.minorplanetcenter.org/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                                COMET C/2010 M1 (GIBBS)
    
    Observations:
        CK10M010  C2010 06 22.22315 17 06 07.84 +00 39 22.7          20.9 T EM051G96
        CK10M010  C2010 06 22.22911 17 06 07.59 +00 39 21.3          20.4 T EM051G96
        CK10M010  C2010 06 22.23509 17 06 07.38 +00 39 19.8          20.5 T EM051G96
        CK10M010  C2010 06 22.26745 17 06 06.04 +00 39 13.6          20.6 T EM051G96
        CK10M010  C2010 06 22.27372 17 06 05.72 +00 39 12.2          20.5 T EM051G96
        CK10M010  C2010 06 22.28008 17 06 05.50 +00 39 11.0          20.2 T EM051G96
        CK10M010  C2010 06 22.28644 17 06 05.22 +00 39 09.7          20.5 T EM051G96
        CK10M010  C2010 06 22.35260 17 06 02.52 +00 38 56.4          20.1 T EM051G96
        CK10M010  C2010 06 22.35428 17 06 02.41 +00 38 55.0          21.1 T EM051G96
        CK10M010  C2010 06 22.35596 17 06 02.34 +00 38 54.9          21.1 T EM051G96
        CK10M010  C2010 06 23.27477 17 05 24.93 +00 35 43.1          20.6 T EM051G96
        CK10M010  C2010 06 23.28178 17 05 24.64 +00 35 41.0          20.1 T EM051G96
        CK10M010  C2010 06 23.28878 17 05 24.32 +00 35 39.8          20.7 T EM051G96
        CK10M010  C2010 06 23.31658 17 05 23.23 +00 35 32.9                 EM051291
        CK10M010  C2010 06 23.32721 17 05 22.75 +00 35 31.4                 EM051291
    
    Observer details:
    291 LPL/Spacewatch II.  Observers R. S. McMillan, C. K. Maleszewski.  1.8-m
        f/2.7 reflector + CCD.
    G96 Mt. Lemmon Survey.  Observer A. R. Gibbs.  Measurers J. D. Ahern,
        E. C. Beshore, A. Boattini, A. R. Gibbs, A. D. Grauer, R. E. Hill,
        R. A. Kowalski, S. M. Larson.  1.5-m reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2010 M1 (Gibbs)
    T 2012 Feb. 7.840 TT                                    MPC
    q   2.29869              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  265.318       +0.187830       +0.152427
                       Node    82.150       +0.288953       +0.935593
    e   1.0            Incl.   78.373       -0.938736       +0.318484
    From 15 observations 2010 June 22-23.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2010 M1 (Gibbs)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2010 06 23    17 05.60   +00 36.7    5.366    6.281   151.9     4.4  20.6
    2010 07 03    16 58.96   -00 02.3    5.342    6.203   145.1     5.4  20.6
    2010 07 13    16 52.79   -00 48.5    5.346    6.126   136.7     6.5  20.5
    2010 07 23    16 47.37   -01 41.1    5.374    6.048   127.6     7.6  20.5
    2010 08 02    16 42.89   -02 38.7    5.423    5.970   118.2     8.6  20.4
    2010 08 12    16 39.49   -03 40.2    5.488    5.892   108.7     9.4  20.4
    2010 08 22    16 37.25   -04 44.4    5.564    5.813    99.3     9.9  20.4
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2010 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2010-M51
    

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