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Comet P/2012 K3 (Gibbs) is at Opposition (2.875 AU) on the 15th March 2018.



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Comet P/2012 K3 (Gibbs) is at Opposition (2.451 AU) on the 9th November, 2013.



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Comet P/2012 K3 (Gibbs) is at Perihelion (2.077 AU) on the 30th September, 2012

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Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag
2012 09 30 17 58 34.9 -21 32 29 1.9528 2.0769 82.6 28.6 19.6
2012 10 01 18 00 26.8 -21 38 45 1.9631 2.0769 82.1 28.5 19.6
2012 10 02 18 02 19.6 -21 44 53 1.9735 2.0769 81.5 28.5 19.7


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Comet P/2012 K3 (Gibbs) makes its closest approach to the Earth (1.254 AU) in the 21st June, 2012.



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Google earth file: Comet P2012 K3 (Gibbs).kmz (18kb, kmz)



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Orbital elements:
    P/2012 K3 (Gibbs)
T 2012 Sept. 3.56537 TT                                 MPC
q   2.1604639            (2000.0)            P               Q
n   0.15239619     Peri.  158.59668     +0.29600325     +0.93927247
a   3.4712560      Node   128.19638     -0.90531103     +0.33384545
e   0.3776132      Incl.   12.76423     -0.30462109     -0.07946350
P   6.47
From 36 observations 2012 May 21-23.

MPEC 2012 - K50

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag
2012 05 23    17 15 47.8 -04 11 00   1.3226  2.2822   155.3    10.7  19.2
2012 05 25    17 14 38.5 -04 10 56   1.3119  2.2778   156.7    10.1  19.2
2012 05 30    17 11 28.6 -04 14 24   1.2892  2.2670   159.6     9.0  19.1
2012 06 05    17 07 17.7 -04 25 42   1.2692  2.2547   161.6     8.2  19.0
2012 06 10    17 03 38.6 -04 41 19   1.2589  2.2449   161.5     8.2  19.0
2012 06 15    16 59 59.1 -05 02 40   1.2542  2.2357   159.9     9.0  19.0
2012 06 20    16 56 28.2 -05 29 36   1.2552  2.2269   157.2    10.2  19.0
2012 06 25    16 53 14.8 -06 01 50   1.2617  2.2186   153.6    11.8  19.0
2012 06 30    16 50 27.1 -06 38 51   1.2734  2.2108   149.6    13.5  19.0
2012 07 05    16 48 11.3 -07 20 04   1.2902  2.2036   145.3    15.2  19.0
2012 07 10    16 46 32.5 -08 04 51   1.3117  2.1968   141.0    16.9  19.0
2012 07 20    16 45 20.4 -09 42 27   1.3674  2.1851   132.3    20.1  19.1
2012 07 25    16 45 52.0 -10 33 58   1.4010  2.1800   128.1    21.5  19.1
2012 07 30    16 47 09.9 -11 26 25   1.4379  2.1755   124.1    22.7  19.2


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