Yes, well done Alan.
Alan has been a mentor to many a New Zealand astronomer for many years and tireless works at Canterbury University's Mount John Observatory in the South Island. He's one really nice, humble guy who bends over backwards to help amateur and undergrad students learn more about astronomy. Alan, it's great to see a comet with your name on it...and a periodic one at that!
Possum Observatory (IAU Code: E94)
Gisborne, New Zealand
E 177° 53', S 38° 38'
----- Original Message -----
From: Luca Buzzi
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2007 11:07 AM
Subject: [comets-ml] P/2007 Q2 (Gilmore)
Congratulation to Alan Gilmore for this remarkable discovery,
and to Sarneczky and Quanzhi for the detection of cometary activity of this
I've observed it but I heard from the very voice of my telescope that it was
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