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Calvin–Rehoboth Observatory

Minor planets discovered: 110 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

The Calvin–Rehoboth Robotic Observatory (obs. code: G98) is an astronomical observatory developed jointly between Calvin College in Michigan and Rehoboth Christian School in New Mexico, United States. It consists of identical telescopes, one on each campus. Students at both schools use the telescopes as part of their study.[2][3] The joint observatory has been in operation since 2004.[4]

Since weather in Michigan is often problematic for visual astronomy, the joint observatory allows students at the college to operate the telescope in New Mexico remotely after having trained on the identical telescope locally. It provides access to research quality scientific equipment and training for the high school students.[2]

The observatory was used to discover several minor planets, including 145475 Rehoboth, which was named for the high school, where the Calvin–Rehoboth Robotic Observatory is located,[3] while 134244 De Young was named for Mike De Young, a former science teacher at the Rehoboth Christian School.[5]

List of discovered minor planetsEdit

More than a hundred discovered minor planets are credited directly to the discovering observatory (G98) by the Minor Planet Center (as Calvin College or Prairie School).[1]

(129157) 2005 ET305 10 March 2005 list[A]
152233 Van Till 25 September 2005 list[A]
(155054) 2005 SN19 25 September 2005 list[A]
(155067) 2005 SH58 26 September 2005 list[A]
(157694) 2006 AY2 5 January 2006 list[A]
(161595) 2005 SK19 25 September 2005 list[A]
167875 Kromminga 2 March 2005 list[A]
(175199) 2005 ER305 10 March 2005 list[A]
(177906) 2005 SO19 25 September 2005 list[A]
(178227) 2006 WF1 16 November 2006 list[A]
(185141) 2006 SS130 18 September 2006 list[A]
(187644) 2007 DA1 16 February 2007 list[A]
(187645) 2007 DB1 16 February 2007 list[A]
188847 Rhipeus 23 March 2006 list[A]
(188941) 2007 DT7 17 February 2007 list[A]
(202302) 2005 CF61 3 February 2005 list[A]
(204571) 2005 EX317 9 March 2005 list[A]
(210144) 2006 SZ56 18 September 2006 list[A]
(210298) 2007 TE105 13 October 2007 list[A]
210425 Imogene 10 January 2008 list[B]
(212547) 2006 SD20 18 September 2006 list[A]
(212756) 2007 TY16 7 October 2007 list[A]
(212925) 2008 AL31 10 January 2008 list[A]
(214195) 2005 EW29 2 March 2005 list[A]
(214643) 2006 SA57 18 September 2006 list[A]
(215053) 2009 DL47 26 February 2009 list[A]
(217432) 2005 SF58 26 September 2005 list[A]
(218639) 2005 SM19 25 September 2005 list[A]
(219003) 2008 KR11 27 May 2008 list[A]
(227840) 2007 DC1 16 February 2007 list[A]
(227842) 2007 DK7 17 February 2007 list[A]
(229305) 2005 EN95 4 March 2005 list[A]
(233217) 2005 YM 20 December 2005 list[A]
(236895) 2007 TZ16 7 October 2007 list[A]
(236896) 2007 TH17 7 October 2007 list[A]
(241513) 2009 DG48 28 February 2009 list[A]
(242962) 2006 SP49 19 September 2006 list[A]
(243158) 2007 TG68 11 October 2007 list[A]
243320 Jackuipers 24 September 2008 list[A]
(243520) 2010 CH44 14 February 2010 list[A]
(246262) 2007 TJ17 7 October 2007 list[A]
(246483) 2007 XK3 3 December 2007 list[A]
(248787) 2006 SD57 18 September 2006 list[A]
(248974) 2007 DU7 18 February 2007 list[A]
(251556) 2009 DY14 20 February 2009 list[A]
(256461) 2007 DV7 18 February 2007 list[A]
(256874) 2008 DD17 28 February 2008 list[A]
(257189) 2008 KU11 28 May 2008 list[A]
(262959) 2007 DN84 22 February 2007 list[A]
(263664) 2008 GW109 13 April 2008 list[A]
(263763) 2008 KV11 28 May 2008 list[A]
(266397) 2007 EE171 11 March 2007 list[A]
(268488) 2005 YO 20 December 2005 list[A]
(269147) 2008 DU4 27 February 2008 list[A]
(269374) 2009 AF17 13 January 2009 list[A]
(272099) 2005 GE120 2 April 2005 list[A]
(274234) 2008 LO16 13 June 2008 list[A]
(281847) 2010 CC44 13 February 2010 list[A]
(283192) 2010 CE44 13 February 2010 list[A]
(284634) 2007 VK267 13 November 2007 list[A]
(289436) 2005 EU29 2 March 2005 list[A]
(292182) 2006 SB20 18 September 2006 list[A]
(292226) 2006 SC57 18 September 2006 list[A]
(293310) 2007 DW40 21 February 2007 list[A]
(296247) 2009 DA15 20 February 2009 list[A]
(297004) 2010 FP31 21 March 2010 list[A]
(304350) 2006 SX290 18 September 2006 list[A]
(305223) 2007 XJ3 3 December 2007 list[A]
(305844) 2009 EQ1 2 March 2009 list[A]
(308191) 2005 CF62 3 February 2005 list[A]
(314718) 2006 SB57 18 September 2006 list[A]
(315053) 2007 DZ 16 February 2007 list[A]
(319556) 2006 SA20 18 September 2006 list[A]
(321372) 2009 OB7 27 July 2009 list[A]
(325263) 2008 GX109 13 April 2008 list[A]
(325433) 2009 OR19 30 July 2009 list[A]
(328605) 2009 SF100 20 September 2009 list[A]
(330119) 2005 YL 20 December 2005 list[A]
(340413) 2006 FS9 23 March 2006 list[A]
(340716) 2006 SE64 18 September 2006 list[A]
(341324) 2007 TA17 7 October 2007 list[A]
(341360) 2007 TB71 13 October 2007 list[A]
(345973) 2007 TN105 15 October 2007 list[A]
(353046) 2009 DZ14 20 February 2009 list[A]
(358000) 2006 DF63 22 February 2006 list[A]
(362131) 2009 DW42 20 February 2009 list[A]
(367428) 2008 SF11 22 September 2008 list[A]
(370871) 2005 EZ80 4 March 2005 list[A]
(372072) 2008 SH11 22 September 2008 list[A]
(375005) 2007 FM42 26 March 2007 list[A]
(375691) 2009 ME1 22 June 2009 list[A]
(381249) 2007 TD105 13 October 2007 list[A]
(381916) 2010 CD44 13 February 2010 list[A]
(384301) 2009 SS19 20 September 2009 list[A]
(384483) 2010 CU44 15 February 2010 list[A]
(385880) 2006 SB77 18 September 2006 list[A]
(386034) 2007 EM39 12 March 2007 list[A]
(389468) 2010 ER44 12 March 2010 list[A]
(390900) 2005 ES29 2 March 2005 list[A]
(394364) 2007 DD1 18 February 2007 list[A]
(402899) 2007 TE17 7 October 2007 list[A]
(406404) 2007 TP105 15 October 2007 list[A]
(410751) 2009 DK47 26 February 2009 list[A]
(410770) 2009 ER1 2 March 2009 list[A]
(435108) 2007 DS40 18 February 2007 list[A]
(440380) 2005 CD61 3 February 2005 list[A]
(455669) 2005 CB61 3 February 2005 list[A]
(465797) 2010 CS44 14 February 2010 list[A]
(467542) 2007 TC25 8 October 2007 list[A]
(475304) 2005 XB78 10 December 2005 list[A]
Credited by the MPC to:
A Calvin College
B Prairie School

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 14 November 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-26. Retrieved 2014-09-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b "145475 Rehoboth (2005 TP52)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Calvin-Rehoboth Robotic Twin Telescopes". www.calvin.edu.
  5. ^ "134244 De Young (2006 AA4)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 29 November 2016.

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