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Asteroids discovered: 6 [1]
3033 Holbaek[1][2] March 5, 1984 MPC
3318 Blixen[1] April 23, 1985 MPC
3596 Meriones[1] November 14, 1985 MPC
3934 Tove[1][2] February 23, 1987 MPC
5320 Lisbeth[1][2] November 14, 1985 MPC
5321 Jagras[1][2] November 14, 1985 MPC

1 co-discovered with Poul Jensen
2 co-discovered with Hans Jørn Fogh Olsen

Karl A. Augustesen (born 1945) is a Danish astronomer and co-discoverer of minor planets.[2]

Working at Brorfelde Observatory, he is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 6 numbered asteroids during 1984–1987.[1]

The Vestian main-belt asteroid 5171 Augustesen, discovered by astronomer and colleague Poul Jensen at Brorfelde Observatory in 1988, was named in his honor.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). "(5171) Augustesen [2.42, 0.13, 7.1]". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (5171) Augustesen, Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 25. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-34361-5_98. ISBN 978-3-540-34361-5.