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Minor planets discovered: 2 [1]
(10206) 1997PC2 August 7, 1997 MPC
(215188) 2000 NM July 2, 2000 MPC

Leonard L. Amburgey (born 1945)[citation needed] is an American amateur astronomer, discoverer of minor planets and public-school teacher by profession.

On July 2, 2000, he stumbled upon the near-Earth and Apollo asteroid (215188) 2000 NM using a modest telescope in his backyard in Fitchburg, IAU number 823)[2] in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. As a result, he became the fourth winner of the James Benson Prize for Discovery Methods of Near-Earth Objects by Amateurs.[3]

In 2005, he received the Fitchburg State College (whence he graduated in 1968 and 1973) Alumni Achievement Award .[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Astrometric Instruments' Photo Gallery". astrometric.com. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  3. ^ Editors. "The Benson Prize". Sky & Telescope. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  4. ^ "?". Fitchburg State University. Archived from the original on March 12, 2005.

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