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Minor planets discovered: 38 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Dennis K. Chesney is an American astronomer and discoverer of minor planets born in Clovis, New Mexico, and credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 38 numbered minor planets during 1998–2000.[1][2] As of 2016, his only named discovery is the outer main-belt asteroid 12583 Buckjean,[3] which he named after his parents. It was they who had gavin him a pair of binoculars for Christmas, that ultimately led to his many asteroid discoveries.[2] Naming citation was published on 20 March 2000 (M.P.C. 39658).[4]

List of discovered minor planetsEdit

12583 Buckjean 11 September 1999 list
(15064) 1999 AC4 10 January 1999 list
(15074) 1999 BN14 25 January 1999 list
(15471) 1999 BE5 19 January 1999 list
(16030) 1999 FS3 19 March 1999 list
(16993) 1999 CC10 15 February 1999 list
(20761) 2000 EA8 5 March 2000 list
(21809) 1999 TG19 15 October 1999 list
(22895) 1999 TV5 6 October 1999 list
(24096) 1999 VQ2 5 November 1999 list
(24111) 1999 VY22 13 November 1999 list
(25281) 1998 WP 16 November 1998 list
(28197) 1998 XZ12 15 December 1998 list
(31422) 1999 BE1 16 January 1999 list
(31448) 1999 CO8 13 February 1999 list
(35688) 1999 CD10 15 February 1999 list
(38573) 1999 WA1 19 November 1999 list
(40741) 1999 TD 1 October 1999 list
(40747) 1999 TK5 2 October 1999 list
(40992) 1999 UL1 18 October 1999 list
(44714) 1999 TS5 6 October 1999 list
(47055) 1998 XH5 10 December 1998 list
(47135) 1999 EX2 8 March 1999 list
(47136) 1999 EA3 12 March 1999 list
(47593) 2000 AF204 12 January 2000 list
(49484) 1999 BP15 27 January 1999 list
(50864) 2000 GM2 5 April 2000 list
(53315) 1999 JD3 10 May 1999 list
(56328) 1999 WE 17 November 1999 list
(59213) 1999 BO14 25 January 1999 list
(59999) 1999 TP3 3 October 1999 list
(60002) 1999 TU5 6 October 1999 list
(66845) 1999 VE2 5 November 1999 list
(66853) 1999 VH12 10 November 1999 list
(70436) 1999 TT5 6 October 1999 list
(91894) 1999 VH5 6 November 1999 list
(145880) 1999 TE 1 October 1999 list
(162722) 2000 VD 1 November 2000 list

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 June 2016. Archived from the original on 26 February 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(12583) Buckjean". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (12583) Buckjean. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 786. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_8650. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  3. ^ "12583 Buckjean (1999 RC35)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  4. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Archived from the original on 1 July 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2016.