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Minor planets discovered: 46 [1]
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Antonio Vagnozzi (born 1950) is an amateur Italian astronomer and a discoverer of asteroids.[2][3]

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Astronomical careerEdit

Vagnozzi is credited by the Minor Planet Center (MPC) with the discovery of 46 minor planets during 1993–1999.[1] In 1993, he was Italy's first amateur astronomer (and the second discoverer worldwide) to discover a minor planet using a CCD camera. (The first numbered CCD-based discovery was 4255 Spacewatch, which was discovered by the Spacewatch project in 1986).[3]

He also searches for supernovae and is a co-discoverer of SN 1996ae.[3][4]

Awards and honorsEdit

The main-belt asteroid 7529 Vagnozzi was named in his honor.[3] The official naming citation was published by the MPC on 11 April 1998 (M.P.C. 31611).[5]

List of discovered minor planetsEdit

5609 Stroncone 22 March 1993 list
5654 Terni 20 May 1993 list
6417 Liberati 4 December 1993 list
8943 Stefanozavka 30 January 1997 list
10208 Germanicus 30 August 1997 list
12358 Azzurra 22 September 1993 list
14077 Volfango 9 August 1996 list
15391 Steliomancinelli 3 October 1997 list
17547 Nestebovelli 21 September 1993 list
19262 Lucarubini 29 July 1995 list
20139 Marianeschi 19 August 1996 list
21160 Saveriolombardi 10 October 1993 list
(21189) 1994 JB 3 May 1994 list
(21190) 1994 JQ 10 May 1994 list
(21287) 1996 UU3 31 October 1996 list
(24137) 1999 VP72 9 November 1999 list
(26894) 1995 KN1 29 May 1995 list
(39641) 1995 KM1 29 May 1995 list
(42545) 1996 FR2 21 March 1996 list
43924 Martoni 22 February 1996 list
(46648) 1995 SY 22 September 1995 list
(46656) 1995 WT6 28 November 1995 list
(52459) 1995 DS 21 February 1995 list
(58292) 1994 GC 2 April 1994 list
(58500) 1996 VU1 6 November 1996 list
(65812) 1996 SG7 30 September 1996 list
(69351) 1994 AE3 15 January 1994 list
(69425) 1996 BC 16 January 1996 list
(73719) 1993 FT 22 March 1993 list
(79213) 1994 EX 8 March 1994 list
(79314) 1996 DP1 23 February 1996 list
(100174) 1994 AJ2 12 January 1994 list
(100187) 1994 BT4 29 January 1994 list
(100198) 1994 EA1 9 March 1994 list
(100352) 1995 TD1 14 October 1995 list
(118216) 1996 DU1 22 February 1996 list
(120499) 1993 NA 9 July 1993 list
(120500) 1993 OM 24 July 1993 list
(129473) 1993 TK 10 October 1993 list
(129543) 1996 RU5 14 September 1996 list
(178300) 1993 ON 24 July 1993 list
(185663) 1994 EE 4 March 1994 list
(213005) 1993 RC 11 September 1993 list
(241583) 1996 UV3 31 October 1996 list
(269695) 1996 VW1 6 November 1996 list
(275494) 1993 PA 10 August 1993 list

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 11 July 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  2. ^ Marsden, B. G. (1994). "Asteroid and comet surveys". Astronomy from wide-field imaging: proceedings of the 161st Symposium of the International Astronomical Union. International Astronomical Union. p. 398. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(7529) Vagnozzi". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (7529) Vagnozzi. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 601–602. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_6537. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  4. ^ "SN 1996ae". Sternberg Astronomical Institute – Moscow University. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  5. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 7 July 2016.