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Minor planets discovered: 117 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Kazimieras Černis (born November 11, 1958, Vilnius) is a Lithuanian astronomer and astrophysicist, active member of the IAU,[2] and a prolific discoverer of minor planets and comets.[1] In 2012, he discovered 420356 Praamzius, a trans-Neptunian object and dwarf planet candidate.[3][4]

Černis graduated from Vilnius University in 1981. From 1981 to 1990, he worked at the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Physics. Since 1996, Černis is a senior scientist at Vilnius University Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy.[2]

His research interests are photometry of stars, structure of the Milky Way, Solar system, comets, and asteroids. He is the leader of an asteroid search project at Molėtai Astronomical Observatory. Until 2006, Černis discovered 25 new comets (Černis comets) and 125 asteroids. As of 2016, the Minor Planet Center credits him with the discovery and co-discovery of 113 numbered minor planets he made during 2001–2012.[1] He has published papers on photometry of stars and did research of interstellar extinction towards the direction of galactic anticenter.[5]

List of discovered minor planetsEdit

68730 Straizys 15 March 2002 list[A]
73059 Kaunas 16 March 2002 list[A]
95593 Azusienis 16 March 2002 list[A]
95851 Stromvil 26 March 2003 list[B]
124192 Moletai 26 July 2001 list[C]
135561 Tautvaisiene 16 March 2002 list[A]
140628 Klaipeda 20 October 2001 list[A]
141496 Bartkevicius 15 March 2002 list[A]
144752 Plunge 16 April 2004 list[A]
151430 Nemunas 16 March 2002 list[A]
154932 Sviderskiene 12 October 2004 list[A]
155138 Pucinskas 9 October 2005 list[A]
157396 Vansevicius 13 October 2004 list[A]
157534 Siauliai 8 October 2005 list[A]
166229 Palanga 17 March 2002 list
167960 Rudzikas 13 March 2005 list[A]
169568 Baranauskas 16 March 2002 list[A]
175548 Sudzius 27 September 2006 list[A]
180141 Sperauskas 26 March 2003 list[A]
184096 Kazlauskas 16 April 2004 list[A]
(184786) 2005 TE53 8 October 2005 list[A]
185150 Panevezys 23 September 2006 list
187276 Meistas 8 October 2005 list[A]
189396 Sielewicz 2 May 2008 list[A]
(198125) 2004 TV17 12 October 2004 list[A]
198820 Iwanowska 13 March 2005 list[A]
202092 Algirdas 11 October 2004 list
202704 Utena 14 April 2007 list[A]
203823 Zdanavicius 5 October 2002 list
210147 Zalgiris 21 September 2006 list[A]
212587 Bartasiute 23 September 2006 list[A]
212606 Janulis 27 September 2006 list[A]
212692 Lazauskaite 23 March 2007 list[A]
212977 Birutė 2 February 2009 list
(224278) 2005 TH53 8 October 2005 list[A]
226672 Kucinskas 16 April 2004 list[A]
(229198) 2004 TS357 15 October 2004 list
(229427) 2005 TT52 10 October 2005 list[A]
231040 Kakaras 10 March 2005 list[A]
233661 Alytus 31 August 2008 list[D]
237845 Neris 16 March 2002 list[A]
(241496) 2009 CZ3 2 February 2009 list[A]
242479 Marijampole 12 October 2004 list[A]
245983 Machholz 26 September 2006 list
(247617) 2002 TP303 5 October 2002 list
248839 Mazeikiai 25 September 2006 list
248993 Jonava 14 April 2007 list[A]
252794 Maironis 16 March 2002 list[A]
(257320) 2009 HE94 26 April 2009 list[A]
(261136) 2005 TK52 8 October 2005 list[A]
(263951) 2009 HJ94 27 April 2009 list[A]
(264068) 2009 SQ148 19 September 2009 list[A]
(270903) 2002 TO303 5 October 2002 list
274084 Baldone 3 January 2008 list[E]
(284013) 2004 TG242 12 October 2004 list[A]
(284863) 2009 CL2 2 February 2009 list[A]
(284942) 2010 EQ30 10 March 2010 list[A]
284984 Ikaunieks 12 April 2010 list[E]
286693 Kodaitis 16 March 2002 list[A]
288960 Steponasdarius 11 October 2004 list[A]
288961 Stasysgirėnas 12 October 2004 list[A]
289020 Ukmerge 12 October 2004 list
289021 Juzeliunas 12 October 2004 list[A]
(290411) 2005 TJ53 8 October 2005 list[A]
294664 Trakai 3 January 2008 list[E]
(296207) 2009 CO2 2 February 2009 list[A]
(296472) 2009 HA94 28 April 2009 list[A]
(296967) 2010 EK74 10 March 2010 list[A]
296968 Ignatianum 12 March 2010 list[A]
302849 Richardboyle 27 March 2003 list[A]
(303304) 2004 TW17 11 October 2004 list[A]
305181 Donelaitis 5 November 2007 list
(308046) 2004 TX17 12 October 2004 list[A]
(311177) 2004 TL347 11 October 2004 list[A]
(318277) 2004 TP16 11 October 2004 list[A]
320153 Eglitis 23 March 2007 list
321324 Vytautas 25 April 2009 list[E]
324787 Wlodarczyk 15 April 2007 list
325588 Bridzius 19 September 2009 list[A]
330836 Orius 25 April 2009 list[E]
332530 Canders 29 July 2008 list[E]
(333720) 2009 SR148 19 September 2009 list[A]
(336860) 2011 FN129 31 August 2008 list
(338274) 2002 TM303 5 October 2002 list
(341087) 2007 HN97 17 April 2007 list[A]
343157 Mindaugas 25 April 2009 list[E]
(346805) 2009 CH2 2 February 2009 list[A]
(346896) 2009 SL98 17 September 2009 list[A]
352646 Blumbahs 25 July 2008 list[E]
(353194) 2009 SM100 17 September 2009 list[A]
353577 Gediminas 5 January 2008 list[E]
(359169) 2009 CX3 2 February 2009 list[A]
(361265) 2006 SS372 23 September 2006 list[A]
(367534) 2009 RM7 10 September 2009 list[A]
(375759) 2009 SU100 20 September 2009 list[A]
(375801) 2009 TC14 20 September 2009 list[A]
(389472) 2010 EL66 10 March 2010 list[A]
(390877) 2004 TH242 13 October 2004 list[A]
392142 Solheim 16 April 2009 list[E]
(392440) 2010 RH120 8 September 2010 list[A]
(395019) 2009 CR3 2 February 2009 list[A]
(396854) 2004 SR9 18 September 2004 list[A]
(397013) 2005 TG53 8 October 2005 list[A]
(398010) 2009 CS13 2 February 2009 list[A]
(398067) 2009 HK81 28 April 2009 list[A]
(398152) 2010 EP74 11 March 2010 list[A]
(400736) 2009 SX358 19 September 2009 list[A]
(403409) 2009 SO17 17 September 2009 list[A]
(411159) 2010 BN5 24 January 2010 list[A]
418220 Kestutis 3 February 2008 list[E]
420356 Praamzius 23 January 2012 list[F]
(425469) 2010 EX106 11 March 2010 list[A]
428694 Saule 29 July 2008 list[E]
(435938) 2009 CP3 2 February 2009 list[A]
(441752) 2009 CG2 2 February 2009 list[A]
(445190) 2009 CW3 2 February 2009 list[A]
457743 Balklavs 18 April 2009 list[E]
(463368) 2012 VU85 14 November 2012 list[F]
Co-discovery made with:
A J. Zdanavičius
B K. Zdanavičius
C V. Laugalys
D E. Černis
E I. Eglītis
F R. P. Boyle

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 28 September 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Kazimieras Cernis". IAU – International Astronomical Union. 3 October 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  3. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 420356 Praamzius (2012 BX85)" (2016-01-30 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  4. ^ "420356 Praamzius (2012 BX85)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  5. ^ Visuotinė lietuvių enciklopedija, X t. Vilnius: Science and encyclopedias publishing institute, 2006. T.10: Khmerai-Krelle.

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