Pierre Antonini

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Minor planets discovered: 35 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets
Supernovae discovered: 2
SN 2000B 17 January 2000 Src
SN 2001dd 14 July 2001 Src

Pierre Antonini is a retired French mathematics professor and amateur astronomer who has discovered several minor planets and two supernovae at his private Observatoire de Bédoin (Bedoin Observatory; observatory code: 132) located at Bédoin, southeastern France. For many of his discoveries he used a 16-cm telescope or a 30-cm telescope.[2]

He is a prolific discoverer of asteroids, the Minor Planet Center (MPC) credits him with the discovery of 35 numbered minor planets between 1997–1999. As of March 2016, the MPC ranks him 204th in the all-time, top-astronomer chart by number of discovered bodies.[1] Antonini is also credited with the discovery of the supernovae SN 2000B and SN 2001dd;[3][4] in January 2004, he co-discovered S/2003 (1089) 1, a minor planet moon orbiting the main-belt asteroid 1089 Tama.[5]

The 7-kilometer sized main-belt asteroid 12580 Antonini, discovered by Laurent Bernasconi in 1999, was named in his honour.[2][6]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

10925 Ventoux 28 January 1998 list
11147 Delmas 6 December 1997 list
11675 Billboyle 15 February 1998 list
13411 OLRAP 31 October 1999 list
14533 Roy 24 August 1997 list
15899 Silvain 3 September 1997 list
16892 Vaissière 17 February 1998 list
20242 Sagot 27 February 1998 list
(23784) 1998 QW15 22 August 1998 list
(24170) 1999 WB13 29 November 1999 list
(26206) 1997 PJ4 11 August 1997 list
(26961) 1997 OY1 29 July 1997 list
(26979) 1997 UR9 29 October 1997 list
(28021) 1998 BP6 22 January 1998 list
(29677) 1998 XL17 15 December 1998 list
(31223) 1998 BJ30 28 January 1998 list
(31255) 1998 DL27 27 February 1998 list
(33094) 1997 YG5 23 December 1997 list
(35675) 1998 XK17 15 December 1998 list
(37838) 1998 DF 17 February 1998 list
(39868) 1998 DM27 27 February 1998 list
(40765) 1999 TF16 10 October 1999 list
(41207) 1999 WK9 29 November 1999 list
(46772) 1998 HD8 21 April 1998 list
(52585) 1997 ON2 29 July 1997 list
(58669) 1997 YF5 20 December 1997 list
(65892) 1998 BH30 28 January 1998 list
(66849) 1999 VM8 4 November 1999 list
(74378) 1998 XH11 8 December 1998 list
(79426) 1997 QZ 24 August 1997 list
(90983) 1997 XU5 6 December 1997 list
(96343) 1997 RS1 3 September 1997 list
(100546) 1997 EU32 13 March 1997 list
(100977) 1998 QJ26 25 August 1998 list
(155437) 1998 DE 17 February 1998 list
none was co-discovered

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (12580) Antonini. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 786. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "IAUC 7347: 2000B; PSR 0833-45; 1999gh, 1999gk, 1999gm, 1999gn, 1999gq". IAU Circular. Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams. 17 January 2000. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "IAUC 7663: 2001dd; 2001cz; 2001bs". IAU Circular. Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams. 2001-07-14. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "IAUC 8265: 2004A; (1089)". IAU Circular. Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams. 2004-01-10. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "12580 Antonini (1999 RM33)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 

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