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Dmitry Nikolayevich Chestnov (also known as Dmitrij Nikolaevič Čestnov; Russian: Дмитрий Николаевич Честнов) is a Russian astronomer, observer and photometrist of comets and discoverer of minor planets. He lives in Saransk, the capital city of the Republic of Mordovia, Russia.[2]

He is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of several minor planets during 2009–2010, all in collaboration with Russian astronomer and college Artyom Novichonok at Tzec Maun Observatory (H10) in Mayhill, New Mexico.[1]

According to the Comet Observation database (COBS), which is maintained by the Slovenian Črni Vrh Observatory, Dmitry Chestnov has submitted dozens of observations of comets under his user code "CHE09".[3][4] Several cometary observations, including those of the hyperbolic comet C/2009 O4 (HILL) he took at Tzec Maun's southern station (D25) in Pingelly, Western Australia.[5][6] He also participated in the recovery of periodic comet 246P/NEAT at the Kislovodsk Mountain Astronomical Station of Pulkovo Observatory (D20) in November 2011 (M.P.C. 72435).[7][8] He has published a large number of secular lightcurves of comets on his Comet Light Curve Refinement Program (LiCuRG) website.[9]

His Apollo and Amor near-Earth object observations, published in MPC's Minor Planet Electronic Circulars during 2009–2011, include 2011 VW5 (MPC), 2011 AO52 (MPC), 2010 WB (MPC), 2009 OC (MPC), 2010 RP80 (MPC), and 2010 JE88 (MPC).[10][11][12][13][14][15]

List of discovered minor planetsEdit

228165 Mezentsev 26 September 2009 list[A]
231649 Korotkiy 17 November 2009 list[A]
(264156) 2009 WV5 17 November 2009 list[A]
(269568) 2009 WS105 25 November 2009 list[A]
274981 Petrsu 12 October 2009 list[A]
(279340) 2009 YM6 17 December 2009 list[A]
(296747) 2009 UB1 17 October 2009 list[A]
(296818) 2009 WW5 17 November 2009 list[A]
(328734) 2009 UA1 17 October 2009 list[A]
(331056) 2009 WX 17 November 2009 list[A]
(369400) 2009 WS7 18 November 2009 list[A]
(379283) 2009 VF1 9 November 2009 list[A]
(407154) 2009 UH2 18 October 2009 list[A]
(407228) 2009 WY10 20 November 2009 list[A]
(407231) 2009 WA25 21 November 2009 list[A]
(441872) 2010 AC40 9 January 2010 list[A]
(457939) 2009 VG1 9 November 2009 list[A]
(465786) 2010 AU60 11 January 2010 list[A]
Co-discovery made with:
A A. Novichonok

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Comet Observers of the World". www.cometchaser.de. 9 January 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Comet Observation database – COBS". Crni Vrh Observatory. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  4. ^ Kryachko, T.; Satovski, B.; Gajdos, S.; Vilagi, J.; Jaeger, M.; Prosperi, E.; et al. (November 2010). "Observations of Comets". Minor Planet Electronic Circ. (2010-V106 (2010). (MPEC Homepage)). Bibcode:2010MPEC....V..106K. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  5. ^ Kadota, K.; Ikari, Y.; Vidal, J. R.; Kim, M. J.; Bae, Y. H.; Choi, Y. J.; et al. (September 2009). "Comet C/2009 o4 (hill)". Minor Planet Electronic Circ. (2009-R17 (2009). (MPEC Homepage)). Bibcode:2009MPEC....R...17K. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  6. ^ Elenin, L.; Chestnov, D.; Mendicini, D.; Beck, S.; Bryssinck, E.; Farmer Jr., S. (August 2009). "Comet Observations [D25 Tzec Maun Observatory, Pingelly]". Minor Planet Circular (66632). Bibcode:2009MPC..66632..29E. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  7. ^ "246P/NEAT = 2004 F3 = 2010 V2". University of Cambridge – Institute of Astronomy. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  8. ^ "246P/NEAT". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Light Curves". Comet Light Curve Refinement Program (LiCuRG). Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  10. ^ Boattini, A.; Ahern, J. D.; Beshore, E. C.; Garradd, G. J.; Gibbs, A. R.; Tricarico, P.; et al. (November 2011). "2011 VW5". Minor Planet Electronic Circ. (2011-V28 (2011). (MPEC Homepage)). Bibcode:2011MPEC....V...28B. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  11. ^ Gibbs, A. R.; Ahern, J. D.; Beshore, E. C.; Boattini, A.; Garradd, G. J.; Grauer, A. D.; et al. (January 2011). "2011 AO52". Minor Planet Electronic Circ. (2011-A72 (2011). (MPEC Homepage)). Bibcode:2011MPEC....A...72G. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  12. ^ Naves, R.; Campas, M.; Hill, R. E.; Ahern, J. D.; Beshore, E. C.; Boattini, A.; et al. (November 2010). "2010 WB". Minor Planet Electronic Circ. (2010-W05 (2010). (MPEC Homepage)). Bibcode:2010MPEC....W...05N. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  13. ^ Manca, F.; Testa, A.; Franco, L.; Camilleri, P.; Guido, E.; Prosperi, E.; et al. (July 2009). "2009 OC". Minor Planet Electronic Circ. (2009-O04 (2009). (MPEC Homepage)). Bibcode:2009MPEC....O...04M. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  14. ^ Knofel, A.; Haver, R.; Caradossi, A.; Buzzi, L.; Nishiyama, K.; Sakamoto, T.; et al. (September 2010). "2010 RP80". Minor Planet Electronic Circ. (2010-R97 (2010). (MPEC Homepage)). Bibcode:2010MPEC....R...97K. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  15. ^ Seki, T.; Muraoka, K.; Shimomoto, S.; McGaha, J. E.; Blythe, M.; Spitz, G.; et al. (May 2010). "2010 JE88". Minor Planet Electronic Circ. (2010-K02 (2010). (MPEC Homepage)). Bibcode:2010MPEC....K...02S. Retrieved 7 March 2017.

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