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Minor Planet and Comet Names in Honor of AAVSO Members and Observers

We are delighted to announce the following Minor Planets and Comets named in honor of  AAVSO Directors Janet A. Mattei, Margaret Mayall, and Arne Henden, and many AAVSO observers, members, colleagues, and friends. We would like to congratulate each of the honorees for having their names "written in the sky."

To see the citations for Minor Planet honorees, and for other information, visit the IAU Minor Planet Center website http://www.minorplanetcenter.net

If you know of someone who should be added to this list, please contact us with the minor planet number, the new name, and the person it honors. Thank you for helping us make this page complete!
 

                                                                                                     

 

                                                                                                                       List is in order of honoree names

Minor Planet Number Minor Planet or Comet Name In Honor Of
8900 AAVSO AAVSO
12789 Salvadoraguirre Salvador Aguirre (ASA)
3181 Ahnert Paul Ahnert (AH)
268115 Williamalbrech William B. Albrecht (AB)
10967 Allen William (Bill) Allen (AWH)
1551 Argelander Friedrich W. A. Argelander (AFW)
2157 Ashbrook Joseph Ashbrook (AS)
7196 Baroni Sandro Baroni (BSR)
318698 Barthalajos Lajos Bartha (BQ)
2434 Bateson Frank Bateson
4093 Bennett John (Jack) Bennett (BNJ)
3684 Berry Richard L. Berry (BYY)
73703 Billings Gary Billings (BGW)
2873 Binzel Richard Binzel
8925 Boattini Andrea Boattini (BAX)
4673 Bortle John E. Bortle (BRJ)
9706 Bouma Reinder J. Bouma (BMU)
8166 Buczynski Dennis Buczynski (BDGA)
6820 Buil Christian Buil (CBCA)
1120 Cannonia Annie Jump Cannon (CN)
10149 Cavagna Marco Cavagna (CIT)
13880 Wayneclark Wayne Clark
33747 Clingan Roy Clingan
5791 Comello Georg Comello (CMG)
35365 Coone Walter Cooney
5068 Cragg Thomas A. Cragg (CR)
14062 Cremaschini Claudio Cremaschini (CCU)
270472 Csörgei Tibor Csörgei (CTI)
1754 Cunningham Leland Cunningham (CLE)
5274 Degewij J. Degewey (DWG)
3841 Dicicco Dennis di Cicco
24858 Diethelm Roger Diethelm (DRG)
78393 Dillon William G. Dillon (DIL)
3123 Dunham David W. Dunham (DDW)
3032 Evans Robert O. Evans
4726 Federer Charles and Helen Federer
7147 Feijth Henk Feijth (FJH)
318547 Fidrich Robert Fidrich (FRF)
13147 Foglia Sergio Foglia (FSE)
3185 Ford Clinton B. Ford (FD)
6515 Galli Gianni Galli (GGL)
31139 Garnavich Peter Garnavich
10498 Bobgent Robert Gent (GTR)
7035 Gomi Kazuaki Gomi
33800 Gross John Gross
357546 Edwardhalbach Edward A. Halbach (HK)
3530 Hammel Heidi Hammel
210213 Hasler-Gloor Niklaus and Ursula Hasler-Gloor
8710 Hawley Walter Hawley
10024 Marthahazen Martha L. Hazen (LMH)
33529 Henden Arne A. Henden (HQA)
3099 Hergenrother Carl Hergenrother
164215 Doloreshill Dolores Hill
118945 Rikhill Rik Hill
4799 Hirasawa Yasuo Hirasawa (HIR)
27748 Vivianhoette Vivian Hoett (HOU01)
3416 Dorrit Dorrit Hoffleit (HFD)
2917 Sawyer Hogg Helen Sawyer Hogg
187283 Jeffhopkins Jeffrey Hopkins (HPO)
3841 Houston Walter Houston (HU)
6398 Timhunter Tim Hunter (HUT)
3434 Hurless Carolyn Hurless (HR)
3697 Guyhurst Guy Hurst (HUR)
4143 Huziak Richard Huziak (HUZ)
268242 Pebble Pebble Richwine Johnson (RPB)
3152 Jones Albert F. Jones (JA)
Comets Comet discoveries by Albert F. Jones Albert F. Jones (JA)
10340 Jostjahn Jost Jahn
176103 Waynejohnson Wayne Johnson
40463 Frankkameny Frank Kameny (KFE)
318694 Keszthelyi Sandor Keszthelyi (KSZ)
3907 Kilmartin Pamela Kilmartin
113202 Kisslaszlo Laszlo Kiss (KIL)
37859 Bobkoff Robert Koff
4177 Kohman Truman Kohman (KO)
7392 Kowalski Richard Kowalski (KRC)
269589 Kryachko Timur Valerievich Kryachko (KTV)
181298 Ladányi Tamás Ladányi (LTD)
15072 Landolt Arlo U. Landolt (LAL)
19123 Stephenlevine Stephen Levine (LSQ)
3673 Levy David Levy (LVY)
Comets Comet discoveries by David Levy David Levy (LVY)
3865 Lindbloom George Lindbloom (LNB)
15819 Alisterling Alister Ling (LAI)
85121 Loehde Franklin Loehde (L32)
73511 Lovas Miklos Lovas (L39)
Comets

93P/1980 X1 Lovas-1 and 186P/1986 W1 Lovas-2

Miklos Lovas (L39)
1964 Luyten Willem Luyten (LY)
304233 Majaess Daniel J. Majaess (MOJO)
9701 Mak Arie Mak (MVU)
1877 Marsden Brian G. Marsden
21795 Masi Gianluca Masi (MGC)
11695 Mattei Janet Akyüz Mattei (MTT)
3342 Fivesparks Margaret and Newton Mayall (MA, MRN)
8545 McGee Hazel McGee
4248 Ranaldmcintosh Ranald McIntosh
3173 McNaught Robert H. McNaught (MRH)
2013 Meeus Jean Meeus (MEG)
68144 Mizser Attila Mizser (MZS))
35316 Monella Rinaldo Monella (MAR)
2780 Monnig Oscar Monnig (MG)
2602 Moore Sir Patrick Moore (MOP)
3783 Morris Charles S. Morris (MRR)
133537 Mariomotta Mario Motta, M.D. (MMX)
2590 Mourao Ronaldo Rogério
de Freitas Mourão (M59)
7599 Munari Ulisse Munari
12169 Munsterman H. Munsterman (MHN)
7639 Offutt Warren Offutt
3637 O'Meara Stephen O'Meara (OME)
368617 Sebastianotero Sebastian Otero (OSE)
5038 Overbeek Daniel Overbeek (OB)
17077 Pampaloni Carlo Pampaloni (PCP)
8794 Joepatterson Joseph Patterson
78430 Andrewpeaerce Andrew Pearce (PEX)
3850 Peltier Leslie Peltier (P)
Comets Comet discoveries by Leslie Peltier Leslie Peltier (P)
157421 Carolpercy Carol Percy
32208 Johnpercy John R. Percy
32207 Mairepercy Maire Percy
Comet Comet 185P/Petriew (2001 Q2) Vance Petriew (PVA)
784 Pickeringia Edward C. Pickering (BMU)
12753 Povenmire Hal and Katie Povenmire
35364 Donaldpray Donald Pray (PDO)
4474 Proust Dominique Proust (PDQ)
32096 Puckett Tim Puckett
107223 Ripero Jose Ripero Osorio (OJR)
11781 Akexriberts Alexander Roberts
5208 Royer Ronald Royer (RR)
6809 Sakuma Seiichi Sakuma (SSU)
6459 Hidesan Hideo Sato
8131 Scanlon Leo Scanlon (SLJ)
5071 Schoenmaker Anton Schoenmaker (SANO)
15052 Emileschweitzer Emile Schweitzer (SCZ)
4939 Scovil Charles Scovil (SCE)
1123 Shapleya Harlow Shapley
117736 Sherrod P, Clay Sherrod (SHB)
279274 Shurpakov Sergey Eduardovich Shurpakov (SSER)
367732 Mikesimonsen Mike Simonsen (SXN)
2554 Skiff Brian Skiff
Comets Comet discoveries by Brian Skiff Brian Skiff
1613 Smiley Charles Smiley (SY)
4789 Sprattia Chris Spratt (SC)
19208 Starrfield Sumner Starrfield
2300 Stebbins Joel Stebbins (SQ)
38540 Stevens Berton L. Stevens, Jr.
2168 Swope Henrietta Hill Swope (S58)
3427 Szentmartoni Bela Szentmartoni (SZC)
170011 Szkody Paula Szkody (SPAU)
50687 Paultemple Paul Temple (TPV)
510 Mabella Mabel Loomis Todd (TMO)
9904 MauraTombelli Maura Tombelli (TMB)
205698 Troiani Daniel Troiani (TDM)
149968 Trondal Odd Trondal (TRO)
27810 Daveturner David Turner (TDG)
3098 van Sprang Bert van Sprang (VSU)
25625 Verdenet Michel Verdenet (VET)
34717 Mirkovilli Mirko Villi (VMO)
8734 Warner Brian D. Warner (WAB)
3682 Welther Barbara L. Welther
4099 Wiggins Patrick Wiggins (WPK)
10642 Charmaine Charmaine Wilkerson
16797 Wilkerson Winston S. Wilkerson (WWSA)
316028 Patrickwils Patrick Wils (WLP)
10976 Wubbena Eltjo Wubbena (WUB)
9191 Carolyndiane Carolyn Diane Young (wife of Albert Jones)
14698 Scottyoung Scott Young (YSD)
14568 Zanotta Mauro Zanotta (ZAM)
Comet C/1991 Y1 Zanotta-Brewington Mauro Zanotta (ZAM)
6949 Zissell Ronald E. Zissell (ZRE)

 

An ephemeris for any of these minor planets or comets may be generated using the NASA HORIZONS interface at

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/horizons.cgi#top

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