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Heikki A. Alikoski

Minor planets discovered: 13 [1]
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Heikki A. Alikoski (1912, Oulu – 28 December 1997, Turku) was a Finnish astronomer and discoverer of minor planets.[2]

From 1937 to 1956, he was an observatory assistant under Yrjö Väisälä at Turku Observatory, where he discovered 12 asteroids.[1] Alikoski later helped establish the Turku Astronomical–Optical Institute.[2]

The outer main-belt asteroid 1567 Alikoski, discovered by Yrjö Väisälä in 1941, was named in his honour.[2]

List of discovered minor planetsEdit

1508 Kemi 21 October 1938 list
1512 Oulu 18 March 1939 list
1697 Koskenniemi 8 September 1940 list
1715 Salli 9 April 1938 list
1786 Raahe 9 October 1948 list
2180 Marjaleena 8 September 1940 list
2257 Kaarina 18 August 1939 list
2487 Juhani 8 September 1940 list
2573 Hannu Olavi 10 March 1953 list
2714 Matti 5 April 1938 list
2911 Miahelena 8 April 1938 list
3776 Vartiovuori 5 April 1938 list
4066 Haapavesi 7 September 1940 list

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 29 October 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(1567) Alikoski". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1567) Alikoski. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 124. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_1568. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.

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