Álvaro López-García

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Minor planets discovered: 12 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Álvaro López-García (born 1941) is a Spanish astronomer, professor of astronomy at University of Valencia and director of the Valencia University Observatory.[2][3] He is a specialist in astrometry and the dynamics of minor planets, and has discovered numerous of these bodies since the early 1980s, in collaboration with astronomer Henri Debehogne.[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

The main-belt asteroid 4657 Lopez, discovered by Nikolai Chernykh in 1979, was named in his honor.[3]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

A co-discoveries made with: H. Debehogne

(5755) 1992 OP7 20 July 1992 list[A]
(7880) 1992 OM7 19 July 1992 list[A]
(8376) 1992 OZ9 30 July 1992 list[A]
(9195) 1992 OF9 26 July 1992 list[A]
(10800) 1992 OM8 22 July 1992 list[A]
(11297) 1992 PP6 5 August 1992 list[A]
11538 Brunico 22 July 1992 list[A]
(13556) 1992 OY7 21 July 1992 list[A]
(13558) 1992 PR6 5 August 1992 list[A]
(13981) 1992 OT9 28 July 1992 list[A]
(17510) 1992 PD6 1 August 1992 list[A]
(39559) 1992 OL8 22 July 1992 list[A]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 3 February 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2018. 
  2. ^ "Alvaro Lopez Garcia - Universitat de València". Edifici Instituts d'Investigació. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (4657) Lopez. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 401. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 21 February 2017.