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List of minor planet discoverers

This is a list of all astronomers who are credited by the Minor Planet Center (MPC) with the discovery of one or several minor planets.[1] A second table lists all institutional discoverers of minor planets such as observatories and surveys (see § Discovering dedicated institutions). As of June 2018, the MPC credits a total of 523,584 numbered minor planets to 1014 astronomers and 234 institutional discoverers (e.g. observatories, telescopes and surveys), respectively.

For a detailed description of the table's content, see § Notes.

Contents

Discovering astronomersEdit

Astronomer Discoveries DOB–DOD Country Link-label; info, links, and notes Name(s) at MPC Cite
Hiroshi Abe (astronomer) 28 1958–pres.   H. Abe; H. Abe MPC
Masanao Abe 2 1967–pres.   M. Abe; disc: MPC and MPC M. Abe MPC
Mark Abraham (astronomer) 3 n.a.   M. Abraham; amateur, Src M. Abraham
Christopher Aikman 4 1943–pres.   G. C. L. Aikman; G. C. L. Aikman
Makio Akiyama 16 1950–pres.   M. Akiyama; Susono Observatory M. Akiyama MPC
Vladimir Albitsky 10 1891–1951  
 
V. Albitskij; Simeiz Observatory V. Albitskij MPC
Gregory Scott Aldering 4 1962–pres.   G. Aldering; G. Aldering MPC
Heikki A. Alikoski 13 1912–1997   H. Alikoski; Turku Obs. H. Alikoski MPC
Éric J. Allen 1 n.a.   É. J. Allen; disc: MPC E. J. Allen
Rhiannon Lynne Allen 3 n.a.   R. L. Allen; disc: MPC, MPC and MPC R. L. Allen; L. Allen
Jeff T. Alu 24 1966–pres.   J. Alu; amateur J. Alu MPC
Leonard L. Amburgey 2 1945–pres.   L. L. Amburgey; amateur, disc: MPC and MPC L. L. Amburgey
A. David Andrews 1 1933–pres.   A. D. Andrews; disc: MPC A. D. Andrews
Milan Antal 17 1935–1999   M. Antal; M. Antal MPC
Plinio Antolini 4 1920–2012   P. Antolini; amateur, (bio-it) P. Antolini
Pierre Antonini 35 n.a.   P. Antonini; amateur P. Antonini MPC
Masakatsu Aoki 2 1957–pres.   M. Aoki; amateur; unrelated to 5337 M. Aoki
Rolf Apitzsch 72 1943–pres.   R. Apitzsch; amateur, (bio-de) R. Apitzsch MPC
Masaru Arai 45 1952–pres.   M. Arai; amateur M. Arai MPC
Hiroshi Araki 3 n.a.   H. Araki; unrelated to 4718 H. Araki
Sylvain Arend 51 1902–1992   S. Arend; S. J. Arend MPCDMP
Claire Armstrong 1 n.a.   C. Armstrong; amateur, wife of M. Armstrong, disc: MPC C. Armstrong MPC
Mark Armstrong (astronomer) 2 1958–pres.   M. Armstrong; amateur, husband of C. Armstrong, unrelated to 6469 M. Armstrong
Atsuo Asami 7 n.a.   A. Asami; A. Asami
David J. Asher 10 1966–pres.   D. J. Asher; D. J. Asher MPC
Karl Augustesen 6 1945–pres.   K. Augustesen; K. Augustesen MPC
Walter Baade 10 1893–1960   W. Baade; W. Baade MPCDMP
Ulrika Babiaková 14 1976–2002   U. Babiaková; U. Babiakova MPC
Paolo Bacci 1 1968–pres.   P. Bacci; P. Bacci MPC
Hannes Bachleitner 2 1965–pres.   H. Bachleitner; also Johannes Bachleitner, amateur, disc: MPC and MPC H. Bachleitner MPC
Solon Irving Bailey 1 1854–1931   S. I. Bailey; disc: MPC, unrelated to 449922 S. I. Bailey
David D. Balam 55 n.a.   D. D. Balam; D. D. Balam MPC
Loren C. Ball 107 1948–pres.   L. Ball; amateur L. Ball
Thomas J. Balonek 9 n.a.   T. J. Balonek; T. J. Balonek; T. Balonek
Odette Bancilhon 1 1908–1998   O. Bancilhon; disc: MPC O. Bancilhon MPC
Susan Banh 1 n.a.   S. Banh; disc: MPC, (bio-it) S. Banh
Nigel P. Bannister 1 n.a.   N. P. Bannister; University of Leicester, disc: MPC N. P. Bannister
Yoshiaki Banno 1 1952–1991   Y. Banno; disc: MPC Y. Banno MPC
Cesare Barbieri 7 1942–pres.   C. Barbieri; C. Barbieri MPC
John C. Barentine 1 1976–pres.   J. C. Barentine; disc: MPC J. C. Barentine MPC
Kristina M. Barkume 1 n.a.   K. M. Barkume; disc: MPC, (bio-it) K. M. Barkume
Ewan Barr 5 n.a.   E. Barr; (bio-it) E. Barr
Sergio Barros 7 n.a.   S. Barros; (bio-it) S. Barros
Sandro Bartolini 1 n.a.   S. Bartolini; disc: MPC, unrelated to 12399 S. Bartolini
Maria A. Barucci 3 n.a.  
 
M. A. Barucci; disc: MPC, MPC and MPC M. A. Barucci; M. Barucci MPC
Ivo Baueršíma 1 1931–pres.  
 
I. Baueršíma; disc: MPC, (bio-de) I. Bauersima
Johann M. Baur 15 1930–2007   J. M. Baur; amateur, (bio-de) J. M. Baur MPC
David E. Beatty 1 n.a.   D. Beatty; disc: MPC, (bio-it); unrelated to 2925 D. Beatty
Andrew C. Becker 631 1973–pres.   A. C. Becker; (bio-it) A. C. Becker MPC
Jim Bedient 6 n.a.   J. Bedient; J. Bedient
E. S. Beeson 1 n.a.   E. S. Beeson; disc: MPC, unrelated to 5241 E. S. Beeson
Raoul Behrend 13 1964–pres.   R. Behrend; (bio-fr) R. Behrend MPC
Bruce Edward Behymer 1 1983–pres.   B. E. Behymer; disc: MPC, (bio-it) B. E. Behymer
Sergey Belyavsky 36 1883–1953   S. Belyavskyj; S. Beljavskij
Graham E. Bell 56 n.a.   G. Bell; G. Bell
Federico Bellini 3 n.a.   F. Bellini; (bio-it), unrelated to 18509 F. Bellini
Yuri A. Belyaev 7 n.a.   Yu. A. Belyaev; it:Jurij A. Beljaev, fr:Iouri Beliaïev, unrelated to 2030 Yu. A. Belyaev
Denis Bergeron 2 1956–pres.   D. Bergeron; (bio-it) D. Bergeron
Fabrizio Bernardi 10 1972–pres.   F. Bernardi; F. Bernardi MPC
Laurent Bernasconi 12 1966–pres.   L. Bernasconi; amateur, (bio-fr) L. Bernasconi MPC
K. Berney 1 n.a.   K. Berney; disc: MPC K. Berney
Gary M. Bernstein 3 n.a.   G. Bernstein; unrelated to 4476 G. Bernstein
Emanuel Bettelheim 1 n.a.   E. Bettelheim; disc: MPC E. Bettelheim
Francesco Biasci 1 n.a.   F. Biasci; disc: MPC F. Biasci
Wolf Bickel 667 1942–pres.   W. Bickel; amateur W. Bickel MPC
Jamie Biggs 1 n.a.   J. Biggs; disc: MPC J. Biggs
Guillaume Bigourdan 1 1851–1932   G. Bigourdan; disc: MPC G. Bigourdan
Gary W. Billings 6 n.a.   G. W. Billings; amateur, (bio-fr) G. W. Billings MPC
Richard P. Binzel 3 1958–pres.   R. P. Binzel; R. P. Binzel MPC
Kurt Birkle 9 1939–2010   K. Birkle; (bio-de) K. Birkle MPC
Peter Birtwhistle 87 1958–pres.   P. Birtwhistle; amateur, Src P. Birtwhistle MPC
Manolo Blasco 5 n.a.   M. Blasco; (bio-it) M. Blasco
Adam Block (astronomer) 1 1973–pres.   A. Block; disc: MPC, (bio-it) A. Block MPC
Andrea Boattini 296 1969–pres.   A. Boattini; A. Boattini MPC
Hermann Boehnhardt 1 n.a.   H. Boehnhardt; disc: MPC H. Boehnhardt
Andreas Boeker 2 1964–2011   A. Boeker; amateur, disc: MPC and MPC, (bio-it),[2] A. Boeker MPC
Michel Bœuf 12 n.a.   M. Boeuf; (bio-it) M. Boeuf
Henri M. J. Boffin 11 n.a.   H. Boffin; H. M. J. Boffin; H. Boffin
Alfred Bohrmann 9 1904–2000   A. Bohrmann; A. Bohrmann MPC
Tom Boles 1 1944–pres.  
 
T. Boles; amateur, disc: MPC T. Boles MPC
Dennis Borgman 1 1952–pres.   D. Borgman; disc: MPC D. Borgman MPC
Freimut Börngen 538 1930–pres.   F. Börngen; F. Borngen MPC
Alphonse Borrelly 18 1842–1926   A. Borrelly; A. Borrelly MPCDMP
Grégoire Bourban 2 n.a.   G. Bourban; disc: MPC and MPC G. Bourban
Paul Bourgeois 1 1898–1974   P. Bourgeois; disc: MPC, (bio-it) P. Bourgeois MPC
Edward L. G. Bowell 571 1943–pres.   E. Bowell; E. Bowell MPC
Louis Boyer (astronomer) 40 1901–1999   L. Boyer; L. Boyer MPC
Richard P. Boyle 2 1943–pres.   R. P. Boyle; disc: MPC and MPC, Src R. P. Boyle MPC
Joseph L. Brady 1 n.a.   J. L. Brady; disc: MPC, (bio-it) J. L. Brady
Nigel Brady (astronomer) 7 n.a.   N. Brady; N. Brady
Steve Brady (astronomer) 2 n.a.   S. Brady; disc: MPC and MPC, (bio-it) S. Brady
Alexis Brandeker 4 1974–pres.   A. Brandeker; A. Brandeker
Vanja Brcic 2 n.a.   V. Brcic; (bio-it) V. Brcic
John Broughton 1176 1952–pres.   J. Broughton; amateur J. Broughton MPC
Jeffery A. Brown 1 n.a.   J. A. Brown; disc: MPC, Src J. A. Brown
Michael E. Brown 24 1965–pres.   M. E. Brown; M. E. Brown MPC
Ladislav Brožek 23 1952–pres.   L. Brožek; L. Brozek
Jim Bruton 2 n.a.   J. Bruton; James Bruton, disc: MPC and MPC, Src J. Bruton
Dan Bruton 5 1967–pres.   W. D. Bruton; (bio-fr) W. D. Bruton
Jacobus Albertus Bruwer 4 1915–pres.   J. A. Bruwer; (bio-it) J. A. Bruwer MPC
Emil Buchar 1 1901–1979   E. Buchar; (bio-it) E. Buchar MPC
Marc W. Buie 902 1958–pres.   M. W. Buie; M. W. Buie MPC
Christian Buil 5 n.a.   C. Buil; amateur, (bio-fr) C. Buil MPC
Geoffrey Burks 1 n.a.   G. Burks; disc: MPC G. Burks
Matthew R. Burleigh 1 n.a.   M. R. Burleigh; disc: MPC M. R. Burleigh
Bella A. Burnasheva 13 1944–pres.   B. A. Burnasheva; B. A. Burnasheva MPC
Robert Burnham Jr. 1 1931–1993   R. Burnham; R. Burnham MPC
Joseph A. Burns 1 1941–pres.   J. A. Burns; disc: MPC J. A. Burns MPC
Schelte J. Bus 1683 1956–pres.   S. J. Bus; S. J. Bus MPC
Matthias Busch 13 1968–pres.   M. Busch; amateur Src and Src M. Busch MPC
Philippe Buttani 1 1966–pres.   P. Buttani; amateur, disc: MPC, (bio-fr) P. Buttani MPC
Luca Buzzi 7 1982–pres.   L. Buzzi; amateur, (bio-it) L. Buzzi MPC
Rodolfo Calanca 1 n.a.   R. Calanca; disc: MPC, (bio-it) R. Calanca
Michael P. Candy 3 1928–1994   M. P. Candy; (bio-it) M. P. Candy MPC
Albino Carbognani 1 n.a.   A. Carbognani; disc: MPC A. Carbognani
Luigi Carnera 16 1875–1962   L. Carnera; L. Carnera MPC
Don W. Carona 1 n.a.   D. W. Carona; disc: MPC D. W. Carona
Alfredo Caronia 4 n.a.   A. Caronia; (bio-it) A. Caronia
Rafael Carrasco Garrorena 1 1902–1981   R. Carrasco; (bio-it), unrelated to 4171 R. Carrasco
Uri Carsenty 1 1949–pres.   U. Carsenty; disc: MPC, (bio-fr) U. Carsenty MPC
Claudio Casacci 7 1958–pres.   C. Casacci; C. Casacci MPC
James Len Casady 3 n.a.   L. Casady; L. Casady
Ferrán Casarramona 2 n.a.   F. Casarramona; (bio-it) F. Casarramona
Ricard Casas (astronomer) 2 n.a.   R. Casas; (bio-it) R. Casas
Flavio Castellani 6 n.a.   F. Castellani; (bio-it) F. Castellani
Vincenzo Silvano Casulli 194 1944–pres.   V. S. Casulli; amateur V. S. Casulli MPC
Gabriele Cattani 18 n.a.   G. Cattani; G. Cattani
Cyril Cavadore 4 1969–pres.   C. Cavadore; (bio-it) C. Cavadore MPC
Marco Cavagna 19 1958–2005   M. Cavagna; amateur M. Cavagna MPC
G. Cavalletti 1 n.a.   G. Cavalletti; disc: MPC G. Cavalletti
Anthony J. Cecce 18 n.a.   A. J. Cecce; (bio-fr) A. J. Cecce
Vasco Cecchini 2 1932–pres.   V. Cecchini; amateur, (bio-it) V. Cecchini MPC
Edvardas Černis 1 n.a.   E. Černis; disc: MPC E. Cernis
Kazimieras Černis 114 1958–pres.   K. Černis; K. Cernis
Vincenzo Cerulli 1 1859–1927   V. Cerulli; disc: MPC V. Cerulli MPC
Carlos Ulrrico Cesco 19 19XX–1987   C. U. Cesco; C. U. Cesco MPC
Mario R. Cesco 6 n.a.   M. R. Cesco; son of C. U. Cesco, (bio-it) M. R. Cesco
Brian C. Chaboyer 1 n.a.   B. Chaboyer; disc: MPC, IAU B. Chaboyer
Jean Chacornac 6 1823–1873   J. Chacornac; J. Chacornac MPC
Marcus Tristan Chamberlin 2 n.a.   M. T. Chamberlin; disc: MPC, unrelated to 9250 M. T. Chamberlin
Zhang Jiaxiang 1 1932–pres.   C.-H. Chang; disc: MPC C.-H. Chang MPC
Man-Ti Chang 5 n.a.   M.-T. Chang; M.-T. Chang
Zhāng Yùzhé 1 1902–1986   Y. C. Chang; disc: MPC Y. C. Chang MPC
Auguste Charlois 99 1864–1910   A. Charlois; A. Charlois MPCDMP
Robin Chassagne 1 1962–pres.   R. Chassagne; disc: MPC, (bio-it) R. Chassagne MPC
Robert Chemin 1 n.a.   R. Chemin; disc: MPC, (bio-it) R. Chemin MPC
Jun Chen 10 n.a.  
 
J. Chen; J. Chen
Tao Chen (astronomer) 3 1980–pres.   T. Chen; disc: MPC, (bio-it) T. Chen MPC
Lyudmila Chernykh 267 1935–2017  
 
L. I. Chernykh; Ludmila I. Chernykh L. I. Chernykh MPC
Nikolai Chernykh 537 1931–2004  
 
N. S. Chernykh; Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh N. S. Chernykh MPC
Dennis K. Chesney 38 n.a.   D. K. Chesney; D. K. Chesney
Dmitry Chestnov 18 n.a.   D. Chestnov; Dmitrij Nikolaevič Čestnov D. Chestnov; D. N. Chestnov
Eugene Chiang 1 1973–pres.   E. Chiang; disc: MPC, (bio-it) E. Chiang
Paolo Chiavenna 15 n.a.   P. Chiavenna; P. Chiavenna
Jack B. Child 13 1951–pres.   J. B. Child; (bio-fr) J. B. Child MPC
K.-J. Choo 1 n.a.   K.-J. Choo; disc: MPC K.-J. Choo
Per Rex Christensen 1 n.a.   P. R. Christensen; disc: MPC, (bio-it) P. R. Christensen
Bernard Christophe 86 n.a.   B. Christophe; amateur, (bio-fr) B. Christophe
Joseph Churms 2 1926–1994   J. Churms; disc: MPC and MPC, (bio-it) J. Churms
Jacqueline Ciffréo 1 n.a.   J. Ciffréo; disc: MPC, 108P/Ciffréo; (fr) J. Ciffreo
James L. Clem 1 n.a.   J. L. Clem; disc: MPC, CV J. L. Clem
Roy Clingan 60 1950–pres.   R. Clingan; amateur, (bio-it) R. Clingan MPC
Edwin Foster Coddington 3 1870–1950   E. F. Coddington; E. F. Coddington
S. Cofré 11 n.a.   S. Cofré; S. Cofre
Jérôme Eugène Coggia 5 1849–1919   J. Coggia; J. Coggia
Seth M. Cohen 1 n.a.   S. Cohen; disc: MPC, unrelated to MPC S. Cohen
Robert Francis Coker 4 n.a.   R. Coker; (bio-it) R. Coker
François Colas 1 1959–pres.   F. Colas; disc: MPC, (bio-it) F. Colas MPC
Simon Collander-Brown 2 n.a.   S. Collander-Brown; disc: MPC, Src S. Collander-Brown
Matthew Collier (astronomer) 2 n.a.   M. Collier; disc: MPC, unrelated to MPC, (bio-fr) M. Collier
Michael Collins (astronomer) 50 n.a.   M. Collins; Myke Collins, unrelated to MPC, (bio-fr) M. Collins
Ermes Colombini 4 1956–pres.   E. Colombini; amateur, mentioned: MPC E. Colombini MPC
Enrico Colzani 1 n.a.   E. Colzani; amateur, disc: MPC, (bio-it) E. Colzani
Josep Comas i Solà 11 1868–1937   J. Comas i Solà; J. Comas Sola MPCDMP
and MPC
Paul G. Comba 685 1926–pres.  
 
P. G. Comba; amateur P. G. Comba MPC
Martin Connors 1 1954–pres.   M. Connors; disc: MPC M. Connors MPC
Walter R. Cooney Jr. 47 1962–pres.   W. R. Cooney Jr.; amateur W. R. Cooney Jr. MPC
Pablo Cottenot 1 n.a.   P. Cottenot; disc: MPC P. Cottenot
Fernand Courty 2 1862–1921   F. Courty; disc: MPC and MPC F. Courty
Philip Herbert Cowell 1 1870–1949   P. H. Cowell; disc: MPC P. H. Cowell MPC
Greg Crawford 3 n.a.   G. Crawford; at Bagnall Beach Observatory, unrelated to 7327 G. Crawford
Lucy D. Crespo da Silva 1 1978–2000   L. Crespo da Silva; Lucy d'Escoffier Crespo da Silva, disc: MPC, (bio-it) L. Crespo da Silva MPC
Kiyoshi Kurosu 2 1965–pres.   K. Cross; disc: MPC and MPC, (bio-it) K. Cross
Alex Cruz (astronomer) 2 n.a.   A. Cruz; amateur, disc: MPC and MPC, unrelated to 21502, (bio-it) A. Cruz
Balázs Csák 2 1979–pres.   B. Csák; disc: MPC and MPC, (bio-it) B. Csak
Steve Cullen 1 n.a.   S. Cullen; LightBuckets, disc: MPC S. Cullen
Leland E. Cunningham 4 1904–1989   L. E. Cunningham; Leland Erskin Cunningham L. E. Cunningham MPC
Heber Doust Curtis 1 1872–1942   H. D. Curtis; disc: MPC, unrelated to 3621 H. D. Curtis
Karl F. J. Cwach 1 n.a.   K. F. J. Cwach; amateur, disc: MPC, (bio-it) K. F. J. Cwach
Germano D'Abramo 3 1973–pres.   G. D'Abramo; G. D'Abramo MPC
Heinrich Louis d'Arrest 1 1822–1875   H. d'Arrest; disc: MPC H. d'Arrest MPC
Ivano Dal Prete 1 n.a.   I. Dal Prete; amateur, disc: MPC, (bio-it) I. Dal Prete
Nichole M. Danzl 6 n.a.   N. Danzl; (bio-it) N. Danzl MPC
E.-M. David 1 n.a.   E.-M. David; disc: MPC E.-M. David
Donald R. Davis 1 n.a.   D. Davis; disc: MPC D. Davis MPC
Richard G. Davis 4 n.a.   R. G. Davis; (bio-fr) R. G. Davis
Matt Dawson (astronomer) 6 1959–pres.   M. Dawson; amateur, Src M. Dawson MPC
Leo Anton Karl de Ball 1 1853–1916  
 
K. de Ball; disc: MPC K. de Ball
Peter De Cat 18 n.a.   P. De Cat; (bio-it) P. De Cat
Annibale de Gasparis 9 1819–1892   A. de Gasparis; A. de Gasparis MPC
David R. De Graff 2 n.a.   D. R. De Graff; disc: MPC and MPC, (bio-it) D. R. DeGraff
Miguel de Pascual Martínez 1 n.a.   M. de Pascual; disc: MPC, (bio-it) M. de Pascual
José De Queiroz 3 1954–pres.   J. De Queiroz; amateur J. De Queiroz
Charles P. de Saint-Aignan 12 1977–pres.  
 
C. P. de Saint-Aignan; C. P. de Saint-Aignan MPC
Giovanni de Sanctis 42 1949–pres.   G. DeSanctis; G. De Sanctis MPC
James A. DeYoung 1 n.a.   J. DeYoung; disc: MPC, USNO-astronomer,Src (bio-it) J. DeYoung
Henri Debehogne 741 1928–2007   H. Debehogne; H. Debehogne MPC
Catherine E. Delahodde 1 1974–pres.   C. E. Delahodde; disc: MPC C. E. Delahodde MPC
Joseph A. Dellinger 76 1961–pres.   J. Dellinger; amateur, (bio-it) J. Dellinger MPC
Eugène Joseph Delporte 66 1882–1955   E. Delporte; E. Delporte MPCDMP
Audrey C. Delsanti 2 1976–pres.   A. C. Delsanti; disc: MPC and MPC. Src A. C. Delsanti; A. Dalsanti
Christophe Demeautis 9 n.a.   C. Demeautis; amateur, (bio-fr) C. Demeautis MPC
Alíz Derekas 3 1977–pres.   A. Derekas; (bio-it) A. Derekas
Alexander Nikolaevich Deutsch 1 1901–1986  
 
A. Deutsch; Aleksandr Nikolaevič Dejč, disc: MPC A. Deutsch
Harlan Devore 1 n.a.   H. Devore; disc: MPC, (bio-it) H. Devore
Dennis di Cicco 60 1950–pres.   D. di Cicco; D. di Cicco MPC
Aldo Di Clemente 1 1948–pres.   A. Di Clemente; amateur, disc: MPC A. Di Clemente MPC
Andrea Di Paola 11 1970–pres.   A. Di Paola; A. Di Paola MPC
Mario Di Sora 5 1961–pres.   M. Di Sora; amateur, (bio-it) M. Di Sora; M. DiSora MPC
Wilhelm Dieckvoß 2 1908–1982   W. Dieckvoß; disc: MPC and MPC, (bio-de) W. Dieckvoss MPC
Elizabeth R. Dillon 1 n.a.   E. R. Dillon; amateur, disc: MPC, (bio-it) E. R. Dillon MPC
William G. Dillon 53 1957–pres.   W. G. Dillon; (bio-it) W. G. Dillon MPC
Alessandro Dimai 1 1962–pres.   A. Dimai; amateur, disc: MPC, (bio-it) A. Dimai MPC
David S. Dixon 25 1947–pres.   D. S. Dixon; amateur, at Jornada Observatory (715), (bio-it) D. S. Dixon MPC
Petar Đurković 2 1908–1981   P. Đurković; see DMP P. Djurkovic
Jerzy Dobrzycki 1 1927–2004   J. Dobrzycki; disc: MPC, (bio-it) J. Dobrzycki
Fabio Dolfi 3 1966–pres.   F. Dolfi; amateur F. Dolfi MPC
Sauro Donati 22 1959–pres.   S. Donati; amateur, (bio-it) S. Donati MPC
Alain Doressoundiram 1 1968–pres.   A. Doressoundiram; disc: MPC, (bio-fr) A. Doressoundiram MPC
François Dossin 5 1927–1998   F. Dossin; (bio-fr) F. Dossin
Luiz Duczmal 2 n.a.   L. Duczmal; Luiz Henrique Duczmal, disc: MPC and MPC, (bio-it) L. Duczmal
Raymond Smith Dugan 16 1878–1940   R. S. Dugan; R. S. Dugan MPC
R. Scott Dunbar 10 n.a.   R. S. Dunbar; Roy Scott Dunbar, (bio-it) R. S. Dunbar; S. Dunbar MPC
A. Dunn 1 n.a.   A. Dunn; inferred, disc: MPC, unrelated to MPC A. Dunn
Philippe Dupouy 2 1952–pres.   P. Dupouy; amateur, (bio-it) P. Dupouy MPC
Douglas Tybor Durig 49 1961–pres.   D. T. Durig; (bio-it) D. T. Durig
Chris F. Durman 1 n.a.   C. F. Durman; (bio-it), disc: MPC with Bev M. Ewen-Smith C. F. Durman
Marino Dusić 2 n.a.   M. Dusić; disc: MPC and MPC, (bio-de) M. Dusic
Ron Dyvig 16 n.a.   R. Dyvig; (bio-it) R. Dyvig
Max Eastman (astronomer) 9 n.a.   M. Eastman; amateur, (735), Src M. Eastman
J. Edmonds 1 n.a.   J. Edmonds; inferred, disc: MPC J. Edmonds
Ilgmārs Eglītis 13 1951–pres.   I. Eglītis; (bio-fr) I. Eglitis MPC
Norbert Ehring 5 1937–pres.   N. Ehring; amateur, (bio-de),[2] N. Ehring
Leonid Elenin 15 1981–pres.   L. Elenin; amateur L. Elenin
James L. Elliot 1 1943–2011   J. L. Elliot; disc: MPC J. L. Elliot MPC
Eric Walter Elst 3868 1936–pres.   E. W. Elst; E. W. Elst MPC
Gary P. Emerson (astronomer) 1 n.a.   G. Emerson; disc: MPC, (bio-it), unrelated to 8225 G. Emerson
Mark Emmerich 2 1967–pres.   M. Emmerich; amateur,[2] Guidestar (A17), disc: MPC and MPC with Sven Melchert M. Emmerich
Kin Endate 624 1960–pres.   K. Endate; amateur K. Endate MPC
Emil Ernst 1 1889–1942   E. Ernst; (bio-de) E. Ernst
Gilbert A. Esquerdo 2 1976–pres.   G. A. Esquerdo; disc: MPC and MPC G. A. Esquerdo MPC
N. Wyn Evans 1 n.a.   W. Evans; disc: MPC, Src, unrelated to 3032 W. Evans
Bev M. Ewen-Smith 1 n.a.   B. M. Ewen-Smith; (bio-it), disc: MPC with Chris F. Durman B. M. Ewen-Smith
Giancarlo Fagioli 18 1940–pres.   G. Fagioli; amateur, (bio-it) G. Fagioli MPC
Norman Falla 7 n.a   N. Falla; amateur, (bio-it), Src N. Falla
Tony L. Farnham 3 1964–pres.   T. L. Farnham; disc: MPC, MPC and MPC T. L. Farnham MPC
K. L. Faul 1 n.a.   K. L. Faul; inferred, disc: MPC K. L. Faul
Gina Fedon 3 n.a.  
 
G. Fedon; (bio-it) G. Fedon
James Ferguson (American astronomer) 3 1797–1867   J. Ferguson; USNO-astronomer,Src J. Ferguson MPC
M. Ferrando 7 n.a.   M. Ferrando; co-discoverer with R. Ferrando M. Ferrando
Rafael Ferrando 197 1966–pres.   R. Ferrando; R. Ferrando MPC
Walter Ferreri 15 1948–pres.   W. Ferreri; W. Ferreri MPC
Mario A. Ferrero 2 1904–1965   M. Ferrero; disc: MPC and MPC, (bio-it) M. Ferrero MPC
Ignacio Ramón Ferrín Vázquez 12 1943–pres.   I. R. Ferrín; (bio-it) I. R. Ferrin; I. Ferrin
Martin Fiedler 5 1978–pres.   M. Fiedler; amateur, (bio-de) M. Fiedler
Greg Fisch 1 n.a.   G. Fisch; disc: MPC, (bio-it) G. Fisch
Alan Fitzsimmons 15 n.a.   A. Fitzsimmons; (bio-it), Src A. Fitzsimmons MPC
Hans Jørn Fogh Olsen 4 1943–pres.   H. J. Fogh Olsen; (bio-it) H. J. Fogh Olsen MPC
Sergio Foglia 2 1972–pres.   S. Foglia; amateur, disc: MPC and MPC, related: (197P/LINEAR-it) S. Foglia MPC
Wilhelm Julius Foerster 1 1832–1921   W. Förster; Wilhelm Foerster, MPC-typo: Forster W. Forster MPC
Giuseppe Forti 49 1939–2007   G. Forti; Beppe Forti, at Arcetri Observatory G. Forti MPC
Filip Fratev 23 n.a.   F. Fratev; founder (A79) F. Fratev
Richard Fredrick 1 1953–pres.   R. Fredrick; amateur R. Fredrick MPC
T. F. Fric 1 n.a.   T. F. Fric; inferred, co-disc: MPC with R. J. Gilbrech T. F. Fric
Royal Harwood Frost 1 1879–1950   R. H. Frost; disc: MPC R. H. Frost
Hiroshi Fujii 2 n.a.   H. Fujii; wrong person? H. Fujii
Tetsuya Fujii 22 1960–pres.   T. Fujii; amateur T. Fujii MPC
Yasuhide Fujita 3 1961–pres.   Y. Fujita; amateur, Kuma Kogen Astronomical Observatory Y. Fujita MPC
Hideo Fukushima 2 1953–pres.   H. Fukushima; (bio-it) H. Fukushima MPC
Gábor Fűrész 1 1978–pres.   G. Fűrész; disc: MPC, (bio-it) G. Furesz
Toshimasa Furuta 82 n.a.   T. Furuta; T. Furuta
Fumihiko Futaba 2 n.a.   F. Futaba; inferred; disc: MPC and MPC F. Futaba
Marissa Gahran 2 n.a.   M. Gahran; disc MPC and MPC (bio-it) M. Gahran
Steven L. Gaiser 1 n.a.   S. L. Gaiser; inferred, disc: MPC S. L. Gaiser
Štefan Gajdoš 12 1959–pres.   Š. Gajdoš; (bio-it) S. Gajdos MPC
Avishay Gal-Yam 1 1970–pres.   A. Gal-Yam; disc: MPC, (bio-it) A. Gal-Yam
Adrián Galád 80 n.a.   A. Galád; A. Galad MPC
Emanuela Galliani 1 n.a.   E. Galliani; amateur, disc: MPC, (bio-it) E. Galliani
Paul Garossino 11 1953–pres.   P. Garossino; Paul G. A. Garossino P. Garossino MPC
Gordon J. Garradd 31 1959–pres.   G. J. Garradd; Gordon John Garradd, amateur G. J. Garradd MPC
Antonio Garrigós-Sánchez 1 1961–pres.   A. Garrigós-Sánchez; amateur, (B37), disc: MPC, Src and Src A. Garrigos
Romain Gauderon 4 n.a.   R. Gauderon; (bio-it), co-discoveries with R. Behrend R. Gauderon
Michael Geffert 5 1953–pres.   M. Geffert; (bio-de), Src, Src, Src, not to be confused with Martin Geffert M. Geffert MPC
Tom Gehrels 4656 1925–2011  
 
T. Gehrels; T. Gehrels MPC
Oleg Geraščenko 1 n.a.   O. Geraščenko; Oleg Gerashchenko, disc: MPC, (bio-it) O. Gerashchenko
Vladimir Gerke 1 n.a.   V. Gerke; amateur, disc: MPC, Src V. Gerke
Herta Gessner 1 n.a.   H. Gessner; disc: MPC, (bio-it) H. Gessner
Pierangelo Ghezzi 18 n.a.   P. Ghezzi; amateur, (bio-it) P. Ghezzi
Alex R. Gibbs 1 1967–pres.   A. R. Gibbs; with Catalina Sky Survey, discoverer of comets, disc: MPC, (bio-it) A. R. Gibbs MPC
James B. Gibson (astronomer) 27 n.a.   J. Gibson; (bio-it) J. Gibson MPCDMP
Henry L. Giclas 17 1910–2007   H. L. Giclas; H. L. Giclas MPC
Richard Gierlinger 38 1967–pres.   R. Gierlinger; amateur, (bio-it) R. Gierlinger MPC
Richard J. Gilbrech 1 n.a.   R. J. Gilbrech; inferred, co-disc: MPC with T. F. Fric R. J. Gilbrech
Alan C. Gilmore 42 n.a.   A. C. Gilmore; A. C. Gilmore MPC
Valter Giuliani 22 1960–pres.   V. Giuliani; (bio-it) V. Giuliani
Brett J. Gladman 19 1966–pres.   B. Gladman; B. Gladman MPC
Mitch Glaze 1 n.a.   M. Glaze; inferred, amateur, at (649) M. Glaze
Arianna E. Gleason 5 1980–pres.   A. Gleason; A. Gleason MPC
Tom Glinos 13 1960–pres.   T. Glinos; amateur, (bio-it) T. Glinos MPC
Hermann Goldschmidt 14 1802–1866  
 
H. Goldschmidt; amateur H. Goldschmidt MPC
David B. Goldstein (astronomer) 1 n.a.   D. B. Goldstein; unrelated to MPC, (bio-it) D. B. Goldstein
Josep Juliá Gómez Donet 1 n.a.   J. J. Gomez; disc: MPC, (bio-it) J. J. Gomez MPC
François Gonnessiat 2 1856–1934   F. Gonnessiat; F. Gonnessiat MPCDMP
Luis E. González 2 n.a.   L. E. González; Luis Eduardo González, disc: MPC, MPC, and C/1981 M1, Img, (bio-it) L. E. Gonzalez
Vittorio Goretti 32 1939–2016   V. Goretti; Src V. Goretti MPC
Paul Götz 20 1883–1962   P. Götz; Max Wolf's assistant P. Gotz MPC
Andrew Graham (astronomer) 1 1815–1908   A. Graham; disc: MPC A. Graham
Albert D. Grauer 4 1942–pres.   A. D. Grauer; (bio-it) A. D. Grauer MPC
Tommy Grav 4 1973–pres.   T. Grav; (bio-de) T. Grav MPC
Mauro Graziani 2 n.a.   M. Graziani; amateur, disc: MPC and MPC, co-discoverer w/ F. Tozzi, (bio-it) M. Graziani
Robert Greimel 1 n.a.   R. Greimel; inferred, Src R. Greimel
Dave Grennan 2 n.a.   D. Grennan; disc: MPC, HP, chng Dave to David Grennan D. Grennan
Markus Griesser (astronomer) 10 1949–pres.   M. Griesser; amateur, Eschenberg Observatory, (bio-de) M. Griesser MPC
Ian P. Griffin 26 1958–pres.   I. P. Griffin; (bio-de) I. P. Griffin
A. Grigsby 2 n.a.   A. Grigsby; inferred, disc: MPC and MPC A. Grigsby
John Gross (astronomer) 7 1959–pres.   J. Gross; amateur J. Gross MPC
Arie William Grossman 1 n.a.   A. Grossman; disc: MPC, (bio-it) A. Grossman
Gavril Grueff 1 n.a.   G. Grueff; disc: MPC, (bio-it) G. Grueff
C. Gualdoni 1 n.a.   C. Gualdoni; disc: MPC C. Gualdoni
Joan Guarro i Fló 5 n.a.  
 
J. Guarro i Fló; (bio-it) J. Guarro
Daria Guidetti 2 n.a.   D. Guidetti; D. Guidetti
Ernesto Guido 6 n.a.   E. Guido; E. Guido
Amanda Sickafoose Gulbis 2 n.a.   A. Gulbis; disc: MPC A. Gulbis
Cynthia Gustava 3 n.a.   C. Gustava; (bio-it) C. Gustava
Knut Anton Walter Gyllenberg 1 1886–1952   K. Gyllenberg; disc: MPC, (bio-it) K. Gyllenberg
Bernhard Häusler 1 1958–pres.   B. Häusler; amateur, disc: MPC, Src B. Haeusler
Olivier R. Hainaut 2 1966–pres.   O. R. Hainaut; O. R. Hainaut MPC
Mark Hammergren 2 1964–pres.   M. Hammergren; (bio-it) M. Hammergren MPC
Terry Handley 7 1952–2015   T. Handley; amateur T. Handley MPC
A. T. Hansen 1 n.a.   A. T. Hansen; disc: MPC, Src A. T. Hansen
Leif Hansen (astronomer) 1 n.a.   L. Hansen; disc: MPC, (bio-it) L. Hansen
M. W. Hansen 1 n.a.   M. W. Hansen; inferred, disc: MPC M. W. Hansen
Karl Ludwig Harding 1 1765–1843   K. Harding; disc: MPC K. Harding MPCDMP
Eugene A. Harlan 2 1921–2014   E. A. Harlan; (bio-it) E. A. Harlan
Malcolm Hartley 3 1947–pres.  
 
M. Hartley; (bio-fr) M. Hartley MPC
Johannes Franz Hartmann 3 1865–1936   J. Hartmann; J. Hartmann
Takashi Hasegawa 1 n.a.   T. Hasegawa; disc: MPC T. Hasegawa
Shuji Hayakawa 41 1958–pres.   S. Hayakawa; Syuji Hayakawa, (bio-it) S. Hayakawa MPC
David Healy (astronomer) 216 1936–2011   D. Healy; D. Healy MPC
Zsuzsanna Heiner 14 1949–pres.   Z. Heiner; (bio-it) Z. Heiner
Joseph Helffrich 13 1890–1971   J. Helffrich; J. Helffrich MPC
Eleanor F. Helin 903 1932–2009   E. F. Helin; E. F. Helin MPC
Stephan Hellmich 1 n.a.   S. Hellmich; disc: MPC; DLR–Asteroids and Comets, Src, Img S. Hellmich
Karl Ludwig Hencke 2 1793–1866   K. L. Hencke; K. L. Hencke
Arne Henden 1 1950–pres.   A. Henden; disc: MPC A. Henden MPC
Prosper-Mathieu Henry 7 1849–1903   P. M. Henry; P. M. Henry
Paul-Pierre Henry 7 1848–1905   P. P. Henry; P. P. Henry
David R. Herald 3 n.a.   D. Herald; disc: MPC D. Herald
Carl W. Hergenrother 32 1973–pres.   C. W. Hergenrother; C. W. Hergenrother MPC
Kenneth E. Herkenhoff 2 n.a.   K. Herkenhoff; (bio-it) K. Herkenhoff
Ejnar Hertzsprung 2 1873–1967   E. Hertzsprung; E. Hertzsprung
Merrill Hess 2 1955–pres.   M. Hess; amateur M. Hess MPC
David Higgins (astronomer) 1 1961–pres.   D. Higgins; amateur, disc: MPC D. Higgins MPC
Richard E. Hill 7 1949–pres.   R. Hill; Richard Erik Hill, Richard Rik Hill, (bio-it), Src R. Hill MPC
John Russell Hind 10 1823–1895   J. R. Hind; J. R. Hind MPC
Tsutomu Hioki 56 n.a.   T. Hioki; (bio-it) T. Hioki MPC
Masanori Hirasawa 52 n.a.   M. Hirasawa; M. Hirasawa
Joe Hobart 36 1944–pres.   J. Hobart; chng to Joseph R. Hobart J. Hobart MPC
Sebastian F. Hönig 566 1977–pres.   S. F. Hönig; (bio-it), Src S. F. Hoenig MPC
Cuno Hoffmeister 5 1892–1968   C. Hoffmeister; C. Hoffmeister
William Holliday (astronomer) 1 n.a.   W. Holliday; inferred, disc: MPC W. Holliday
Matthew J. Holman 11 1967–pres.   M. J. Holman; M. J. Holman MPC
Robert Holmes (astronomer) 15 1956–pres.   R. Holmes; Robert E. Holmes Jr., amateur, Astronomical Research Inst. (H21) Src, (bio-it) R. Holmes MPC
Henry E. Holt 689 1929–pres.   H. E. Holt; H. E. Holt MPC
Paulo R. Holvorcem 198 1967–pres.   P. R. Holvorcem; Paulo Holvorcem P. R. Holvorcem; P. Holvorcem MPC
Ulrich Hopp 1 n.a.   U. Hopp; disc: MPC, (bio-it) U. Hopp
H. Hori 3 n.a.   H. Hori; disc: MPC,[3] H. Hori
Felix Hormuth 81 1975–pres.   F. Hormuth; F. Hormuth MPC
Kamil Hornoch 1 1972–pres.   K. Hornoch; amateur, disc: MPC K. Hornoch MPC
Irwin K. Horowitz 1 n.a.   I. Horowitz; disc: MPC, (bio-it) I. Horowitz
Tara Houlden 1 n.a.   T. Houlden; disc: MPC T. Houlden
Léo Houziaux 3 1932–pres.   L. Houziaux; (bio-fr) L. Houziaux
Meredith Howard 1 n.a.   M. Howard; inferred, disc: MPC M. Howard
Ellen Suzanne Howell 1 1961–pres.   E. Howell Bus; wife of S. J. Bus, disc: MPC, (bio-it) E. Howell Bus
Xiangyao Hsiao 10 n.a.   X. Y. Hsiao; disc: MPC; grandfather 349785 X. Y. Hsiao; H.-Y. Hsiao
Edwin Hubble 1 1889–1953   E. Hubble; disc: MPC E. Hubble MPC
John Huchra 1 1948–2010   J. Huchra; disc: MPC J. Huchra MPC
Gary Hug 298 n.a.   G. Hug; amateur G. Hug
Joseph Hunaerts 2 1912–1979   J. Hunaerts; Joseph J. Hunaerts, disc: MPC and MPC, (bio-fr) J. Hunaerts
Kiichirō Furukawa 92 1929–2016   K. Furukawa; MPC-typo: Hurukawa K. Hurukawa MPC
Dieter Husar 1 1947–pres.   D. Husar; disc: MPC, (bio-it) D. Husar MPC
Robert Hutsebaut 10 1941–pres.   R. Hutsebaut; amateur, (bio-it) R. Hutsebaut MPC
Giampiero Iatteri 1 1941–2004   G. Iatteri; amateur, disc: MPC, (bio-it) G. Iatteri MPC
Yasukazu Ikari 20 n.a.   Y. Ikari; (bio-it) Y. Ikari
Kustaa Aadolf Inkeri 1 1908–1997   K. Inkeri; disc: MPC, (bio-it) K. Inkeri
Shigeru Inoda 17 1955–2008   S. Inoda; amateur, (bio-de) S. Inoda MPC
Masaru Inoue (astronomer) 12 n.a.   M. Inoue; unrelated to 6637, (bio-it) M. Inoue
Sergei I. Ipatov 8 1952–pres.   S. I. Ipatov; Sergij Ivanovič Ipatov, Sergueï Ivanovitch Ipatov, (bio-it) S. I. Ipatov; S. Ipatov MPC
Michael J. Irwin 8 n.a.   M. J. Irwin; unrelated to 3959, (bio-fr) M. J. Irwin
Koichi Itagaki 3 1947–pres.   K. Itagaki; amateur, (bio-it) K. Itagaki MPC
Kazuyoshi Itō 1 n.a.   K. Itō; disc: MPC K. Ito
Miguel Itzigsohn 15 18XX–1978   M. Itzigsohn; (bio-es) M. Itzigsohn MPC
Nikolaj Ivanov 3 n.a.   N. Ivanov; (bio-it) N. Ivanov
Violeta G. Ivanova 14 n.a.   V. G. Ivanova; V. G. Ivanova; V. Ivanova MPC
Jurij Mykolajovyč Ivaščenko 2 1961–pres.   Y. Ivaščenko; Yuri Ivaščenko, disc: MPC, (bio-it) Y. Ivashchenko
Masayuki Iwamoto 6 1954–pres.   M. Iwamoto; M. Iwamoto MPC
Shun-ei Izumikawa 2 n.a.   S. Izumikawa; S. Izumikawa
Gerhard Jackisch 1 n.a.   G. Jackisch; disc: MPC, (bio-it) G. Jackisch
Cyril Jackson (astronomer) 72 1903–1988  
 
C. Jackson; C. Jackson MPC
Cristóvão Jacques (astronomer) 6 n.a.   C. Jacques; (bio-it) C. Jacques
Quentin Jamieson 3 n.a.   Q. Jamieson; Q. Jamieson
Hamilton M. Jeffers 1 1893–1976   H. M. Jeffers; Hamilton Moore Jeffers, disc: MPC H. M. Jeffers MPC
Peter Jekabsons 2 1943–1990   P. Jekabsons; amateur, (bio-it) P. Jekabsons MPC
Benjamin Jekhowsky 12 1881–1975  
 
B. Jekhovsky; B. Jekhovsky MPC
Kåre S. Jensen 1 n.a.   K. S. Jensen; disc: MPC, (bio-it) K. S. Jensen
Poul Jensen (astronomer) 98 n.a.   P. Jensen; at Brorfelde Observatory P. Jensen MPC
Young-Beom Jeon 43 n.a.   Y.-B. Jeon; Y.-B. Jeon
David C. Jewitt 48 1958–pres.   D. C. Jewitt; D. C. Jewitt; D. J. Jewitt MPC
Zhang-Wei Jin 1 n.a.   Z.-W. Jin; inferred, disc: MPC Z.-W. Jin
Ernest Leonard Johnson 18 18xx–1977   E. L. Johnson; E. L. Johnson
Michael L. Johnson 2 n.a.   M. L. Johnson; disc: MPC, (bio-it) M. L. Johnson
Gilbert R. Jones 5 n.a.   G. R. Jones; inferred, disc: MPC G. R. Jones
Richard E. Jones 2 n.a.   R. E. Jones; disc: MPC, (bio-it) R. E. Jones
Amy B. Jordan (astronomer) 1 n.a.   A. B. Jordan; disc: MPC A. B. Jordan
Charles W. Juels 475 1944–2009   C. W. Juels; amateur C. W. Juels MPC
Mario Jurić 125 1979–pres.   M. Jurić; M. Juric
Anlaug Amanda Kaas 1 n.a.   A. A. Kaas; disc: MPC A. A. Kaas
Tetsuo Kagawa 115 1969–pres.   T. Kagawa; at Gekko Observatory T. Kagawa MPC
Franz Kaiser 21 1891–1962   F. Kaiser; Heidelberg astronomer F. Kaiser MPC
Watari Kakei 3 1947–pres.   W. Kakei; (bio-fr) W. Kakei
Dušan Kalmančok 7 1945–pres.   D. Kalmančok; D. Kalmancok MPC
Lars Kamél 2 1960–pres.   L. Kamél; disc: MPC and MPC L. Kamel MPC
Karl Walter Kamper 3 1941–1998   K. W. Kamper; (bio-it) K. W. Kamper
Kiyotaka Kanai 1 1951–pres.   K. Kanai; amateur K. Kanai MPC
Ethan Kandler 3 n.a.   E. Kandler; (bio-it) E. Kandler
Jens Kandler 25 1973–pres.   J. Kandler; (bio-de) J. Kandler; J. Kander MPC
Hiroshi Kaneda 705 1953–pres.   H. Kaneda; orbit computer H. Kaneda MPC
Lyudmila Karachkina 130 1948–pres.   L. G. Karachkina; L. G. Karachkina MPC
Stefan Karge 52 1963–pres.   S. Karge; amateur S. Karge MPC
Ádám Kárpáti 2 n.a.   Á. Kárpáti; A. Karpati
Galina Ričardovna Kastel' 9 n.a.  
 
G. R. Kastel'; ITA astronomer, (bio-it) G. R. Kastel' MPC
John J. Kavelaars 7 1966–pres.   J. J. Kavelaars; J. J. Kavelaars MPC
Kōyō Kawanishi 13 1959–pres.   K. Kawanishi; K. Kawanishi MPC
Nobuhiro Kawasato 105 n.a.   N. Kawasato; N. Kawasato MPC
James Edward Keeler 2 1857–1900   J. E. Keeler; J. E. Keeler MPC
János Kelemen 2 n.a.   J. Kelemen; disc: MPC, Src, Src J. Kelemen
Susan D. Kern 8 1977–pres.   S. D. Kern; Susan D. Benecchi (née Kern), at Space Telescope Science Institute, (bio-it) S. D. Kern MPC
James W. Kessel 26 n.a.   J. W. Kessel; J. W. Kessel
B. Khafizov 1 n.a.   B. Khafizov; disc: MPC B. Khafizov
Pamela M. Kilmartin 41 n.a.   P. M. Kilmartin; P. M. Kilmartin MPC
Seung-Lee Kim 1 n.a.   S.-L. Kim; inferred, disc: MPC S.-L. Kim
Randolph L. Kirk 1 n.a.   R. Kirk; disc: MPC, (bio-it) R. Kirk
Karsten Kirsch 3 n.a.   K. Kirsch; (bio-it) K. Kirsch
László L. Kiss 50 1972–pres.   L. Kiss; (bio-it) L. Kiss MPC
Minoru Kizawa 12 1947–pres.   M. Kizawa; M. Kizawa
Marcel Klein 2 1984–pres.   M. Klein; amateur, disc: MPC and MPC, Src[2] M. Klein
Arnold Richard Klemola 16 1931–pres.   A. R. Klemola; (bio-de) A. R. Klemola MPC
Jan T. Kleyna 6 n.a.   J. Kleyna; (bio-it) J. Kleyna
Rainer Kling 78 1952–pres.   R. Kling; amateur, (bio-de) R. Kling MPC
Alain Klotz 7 1947–pres.   A. Klotz; amateur, (bio-fr) A. Klotz MPC
Mary Ellen Knewston 1 n.a.   M. Knewtson; inferred, amateur, disc: MPC M. Knewtson
Zoran Knežević (astronomer) 1 1949–pres.   Z. Knežević; disc: MPC Z. Knezevic MPC
André Knöfel 15 1963–pres.   A. Knöfel; amateur, (bio-de) A. Knofel MPC
Viktor Knorre 4 1840–1919  
 
V. Knorre; V. Knorre
Jurō Kobayashi 2 1949–pres.   J. Kobayashi; amateur, (bio-it) J. Kobayashi MPC
Takao Kobayashi 2479 1961–pres.   T. Kobayashi; T. Kobayashi MPC
Michal Kočer 9 n.a.   M. Kočer; disc: MPC, (bio-it) M. Kocer
Bernd Koch 3 1955–pres.   B. Koch; amateur, (bio-it) B. Koch MPC
Peter Kocher 93 1939–pres.   P. Kocher; amateur, (bio-fr), HP P. Kocher MPC
Michael König 2 1966–pres.   M. König; amateur, disc: MPC, Src[2] M. Koenig
Luboš Kohoutek 76 1935–pres.   L. Kohoutek; L. Kohoutek MPC
Masahiro Koishikawa 19 1952–pres.   M. Koishikawa; M. Koishikawa MPC
Takuo Kojima 45 1955–pres.   T. Kojima; amateur, (bio-it) T. Kojima MPC
Ales Kolář 2 n.a.   A. Kolář; disc: MPC and MPC, (differs from Jan Kolář MPC, MPC) A. Kolar
Eberhard Koldewey 2 1937–pres.   E. Koldewey; disc: MPC, (bio-it) E. Koldewey
Peter Kolény 35 n.a.   P. Kolény; P. Koleny
Arthur König (astronomer) 1 1895–1969   A. König; son of Arthur Peter König, (bio-it) A. Konig MPC
August Kopff 68 1882–1960   A. Kopff; A. Kopff MPC
Korado Korlević 1295 1958–pres.   K. Korlević; amateur K. Korlevic MPC
Leonard Kornoš 37 1956–pres.   L. Kornoš; (bio-it) L. Kornos MPC
Stanislav Alexandrovich Korotkiy 2 1983–pres.   S. Korotkiy; amateur, (bio-it) S. Korotkiy MPC
Hiroki Kosai 93 1933–pres.   H. Kosai; at Tokyo Astronomical Observatory H. Kosai MPC
Georgiy U. Koval'chuk 2 n.a.   G. Koval'chuk; disc: MPC and MPC G. Kovalchuk
Charles T. Kowal 22 1940–2011   C. T. Kowal; Charles Thomas Kowal C. T. Kowal
Richard Kowalski 1 1963–pres.   R. A. Kowalski; disc: MPC R. A. Kowalski MPC
Rainer Kracht 3 1948–pres.   R. Kracht; amateur, (bio-it) R. Kracht MPC
Thilo Kranz 1 n.a.   T. Kranz; disc: MPC, Src T. Kranz
Rainer Kresken 13 n.a   R. Kresken; disc: MPC R. Kresken
Mike Kretlow 8 1967–pres.   M. Kretlow; (bio-it)[2] M. Kretlow MPC
Charles J. Krieger 1 1898–pres.   C. J. Krieger; Charles John Krieger, disc: MPC, (bio-it) C. J. Krieger
A. Kriete 1 n.a.   A. Kriete; inferred, disc: MPC A. Kriete
Timur Valer'evič Krjačko 60 1970–pres.   T. V. Kryachko; amateur, (bio-it) T. V. Kryachko; T. Kryachko MPC
Marcin Kubiak 1 n.a.   M. Kubiak; disc: MPC M. Kubiak
Jeremy Martin Kubica 15 n.a.   J. Kubica; disc: MPC J. Kubica
Kazuo Kubokawa 1 1903–1943   K. Kubokawa; disc: MPC K. Kubokawa
François Kugel 358 1959–pres.   F. Kugel; Observatoire Chante-Perdrix (A77) F. Kugel MPC
Zoltán Kuli 36 n.a.   Z. Kuli; inferred, Src Z. Kuli
György Kulin 21 1905–1989   G. Kulin; G. Kulin MPC
Pratibha Kumar 3 n.a.   P. Kumar; wife of V. Reddy, disc: MPC, MPC and MPC, Src, Src P. Kumar
Nikolaj Efimovič Kuročkin 2 1923–2003   N. E. Kuročkin; (bio-it) N. E. Kurochkin
Hirohisa Kurosaki 1 1970–pres.   H. Kurosaki; disc: MPC H. Kurosaki MPC
Stefan Kürti 7 1960–pres.   S. Kürti; amateur, Src S. Kurti MPC
Lothar Kurtze 1 1972–pres.   L. Kurtze; amateur, disc: MPC,[2] L. Kurtze
Reiki Kushida 1 n.a.   R. Kushida; amateur, wife of Y. Kushida, disc: MPC R. Kushida MPC
Yoshio Kushida 56 1957–pres.   Y. Kushida; amateur, husband of R. Kushida Y. Kushida MPC
Michał Kusiak 8 1986–pres.   M. Kusiak; Src M. Kusiak MPC
Peter Kušnirák 291 1974–pres.   P. Kušnirák; P. Kusnirak MPC
Jaroslav Květoň 2 n.a.  
 
J. Květoň; disc: MPC, (bio-it) J. Kveton
Andrzej Kwiek 1 n.a.   A. Kwiek; disc: MPC, (bio-fr) A. Kwiek
Peter Kyrylenko 1 1987–pres.   P. Kyrylenko; at Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory P. Kyrylenko MPC
Juan Lacruz 60 n.a.   J. Lacruz; (bio-it) J. Lacruz
Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist 146 1944–pres.   C.-I. Lagerkvist; at Uppsala Astronomical Observatory C.-I. Lagerkvist; C. Lagerkvist MPC
Joanny-Philippe Lagrula 1 1870–1941   J. Lagrula; disc: MPC J. Lagrula MPCDMP
Luciano Lai 13 1948–pres.   L. Lai; (bio-it) L. Lai MPC
Carl Otto Lampland 1 1873–1951   C. O. Lampland; disc: MPC C. O. Lampland MPC
Werner Landgraf 7 1959–pres.   W. Landgraf; W. Landgraf MPC
Jeffrey A. Larsen 2 1967–pres.   J. A. Larsen; (bio-fr) J. A. Larsen MPC
Stephen M. Larson 2 n.a.   S. M. Larson; (bio-fr) S. M. Larson MPC
Tod Richard Lauer 1 1957–pres.   T. Lauer; disc: MPC T. Lauer MPC
Vygandas Laugalys 1 n.a.   V. Laugalys; disc: MPC, (bio-it) V. Laugalys
Marguerite Laugier 21 1896–1976   M. Laugier; M. Laugier MPC
Joseph Jean Pierre Laurent 1 18XX–1900   J. J. P. Laurent; "J.J.P." vs "J.", disc: MPC, (bio-fr) J. J. P. Laurent MPCDMP
Stephen P. Laurie 50 n.a.   S. P. Laurie; amateur S. P. Laurie
Kenneth J. Lawrence 32 1964–pres.   K. J. Lawrence; of Palomar Planet-Crossing Asteroid Survey K. J. Lawrence MPC
Susannah Lazar 1 1982–pres.   S. Lazar; amateur, disc: MPC, (bio-it) S. Lazar
Charles le Morvan 1 1865–1933   C. le Morvan; disc: MPC, (bio-fr) C. le Morvan
Carlos Leal (astronomer) 9 n.a.   C. Leal; unrelated to 19426, (bio-fr) C. Leal
Byung-Chol Lee 37 n.a.   B.-C. Lee; (bio-it) B.-C. Lee
L. Lee 1 n.a.   L. Lee; inferred, disc: MPC L. Lee
Tae-Hyung Lee 1 1964–pres.   T. H. Lee; disc: MPC, (bio-it) T. H. Lee
Jonathan P. Leech 1 n.a.   J. P. Leech; inferred, disc: MPC J. P. Leech
Gerhard Lehmann 21 1960–pres.   G. Lehmann; amateur, (bio-de) G. Lehmann MPC
Gregory J. Leonard 11 n.a.   G. J. Leonard; (bio-it) G. J. Leonard
Otto Lesser 1 1830–1887   O. Lesser; disc: MPC O. Lesser
Ken Levin 5 n.a.   K. Levin; amateur K. Levin MPC
Stephen Levine (astronomer) 1 1965–pres.   S. Levine; Stephen E. Levine S. Levine MPC
David H. Levy 61 1948–pres.   D. H. Levy; D. H. Levy; D. Levy MPC
Wendee Levy 4 1948–pres.   W. Levy; Wendee Esther Wallach Levy, wife of D. H. Levy, (bio-it) W. Levy MPC
William Liller 2 1927–pres.   W. Liller; W. Liller MPC
Lin Qisheng (astronomer) 62 1964–pres.   C.-S. Lin; a.k.a. Lin Chi-Sheng, (bio-it) C.-S. Lin; C. S. Lin MPC
Hung-Chin Lin 77 n.a.   H.-C. Lin; (林宏欽), H.-C. Lin
Robert Linderholm 26 1933–2013   R. Linderholm; R. Linderholm
Karl Lohnert 4 1885–1944   K. Lohnert; Karl Julius Lohnert, (bio-it) K. Lohnert MPC
A. Lokalov 1 n.a.   A. Lokalov; disc: MPC A. Lokalov
Vladimir O. Lokot' 2 n.a.   V. Lokot'; disc: MPC and MPC V. Lokot
Álvaro López-García 12 1941–pres.   Á. López-G.; (bio-it) A. Lopez MPC
Ángel López Jiménez 58 1955–pres.   Á. López J.; (bio-it) A. Lopez
Jean-Marie Lopez 4 n.a.   J.-M. Lopez; amateur J.-M. Lopez; J. M. Lopez
Joachim Lorenz 5 1955–pres.   J. Lorenz; amateur, disc: MPC,[2] J. Lorenz
Wilhelm Lorenz (astronomer) 4 1886–1918   W. Lorenz; Karl Wilhelm Lorenz, (bio-it) W. Lorenz
Miklós Lovas 2 1931–pres.   M. Lovas; at Konkoly Observatory, (bio-it) M. Lovas MPC
Andrew Lowe 507 1959–pres.   A. Lowe; amateur, orbit computer, (bio-it), HP A. Lowe MPC
Percival Lowell 1 1855–1916   P. Lowell; disc: MPC P. Lowell
Paul Luckas 2 1962–pres.   P. Luckas; amateur, (bio-it) P. Luckas MPC
Christian B. Luginbuhl 3 1955–pres.   C. B. Luginbuhl; (bio-it) C. B. Luginbuhl MPC
Kjell Lundgren 2 1950–pres.   K. Lundgren; at Uppsala Astronomical Observatory K. Lundgren MPC
Federica Luppi 1 n.a.   F. Luppi; disc: MPC F. Luppi
Robert Luther 24 1822–1900   R. Luther; R. Luther MPCDMP
Jane Luu 37 1963–pres.   J. X. Luu; J. X. Luu MPC
Lucas M. Macri 1 1972–pres.  
 
L. Macri; disc: MPC, (bio-it) L. Macri
Hiroshi Maeno 7 n.a.   H. Maeno; (bio-it) H. Maeno
John Mahony (astronomer) 9 n.a.   J. Mahony; amateur, Src J. Mahony
Marie Mahrová 4 1947–pres.  
 
M. Mahrová; (bio-it) M. Mahrova
Renu Malhotra 1 1961–pres.  
 
R. Malhotra; disc: MPC R. Malhotra MPC
Franco Mallia 15 1961–pres.   F. Mallia; amateur, (bio-it) F. Mallia MPC
Francesco Manca 26 1966–pres.   F. Manca; amateur F. Manca MPC
Jan Karel Mánek 1 1961–pres.   J. Manek; amateur, disc: MPC J. Manek MPC
Brian G. W. Manning 19 1926–2011   B. G. W. Manning; amateur B. G. W. Manning MPC
Massimiliano Mannucci 1 1970–pres.   M. Mannucci; amateur, disc: MPC, (bio-it) M. Mannucci
José Manteca 13 n.a.   J. Manteca; Pepe Manteca, (bio-it) J. Manteca
Ilan Manulis 1 n.a.   I. Manulis; inferred, disc: MPC I. Manulis
Frédéric Maréchal 2 1952–pres.   F. Maréchal; amateur, (bio-it) F. Marechal
Wladimiro Marinello 3 n.a.   W. Marinello; amateur, (bio-it) W. Marinello MPC
Mark Scott Marley 1 n.a.   M. S. Marley; disc: MPC, (bio-it) M. S. Marley
Brian G. Marsden 1 1937–2010   B. G. Marsden; disc: MPC B. G. Marsden MPC
Albert Marth 1 1828–1897   A. Marth; disc: MPC A. Marth
Axel Martin 3 1968–pres.   A. Martin; amateur, (bio-it) A. Martin MPC
Terry Martin (astronomer) 1 n.a.   T. Martin; disc: MPC, Src T. Martin
Carlos T. Martinez 5 n.a.   C. T. Martinez; Src C. T. Martinez
Gianluca Masi 26 1972–pres.   G. Masi; discoverer of variable stars G. Masi MPC
Joseph Masiero 53 1982–pres.   J. Masiero; J. Masiero MPC
Egisto Masotti 3 1947–pres.   E. Masotti; amateur, (bio-it) E. Masotti MPC
Adam Massinger 7 1888–1914   A. Massinger; (bio-de) A. Massinger MPCDMP
Giuseppe Massone 1 n.a.   G. Massone; inferred, disc: MPC G. Massone
Mary Alice Mathison 1 n.a.   M. A. Mathison; inferred, disc: MPC, (bio-it) M. A. Mathison
Stanislav Matičič 2 n.a.   S. Matičič; inferred S. Maticic
Damir Matković 2 n.a.   D. Matković; (bio-it) D. Matkovic
Robert D. Matson 187 1962–pres.   R. Matson; Robert Matson, Rob Matson, (bio-it) R. Matson MPC
Masanori Matsuyama 19 1950–pres.   M. Matsuyama; amateur, Japanese: 松山正則, (bio-de) M. Matsuyama MPC
Daniel Matter 5 1957–pres.   D. Matter; amateur, (bio-it) D. Matter MPC
Alain Maury 9 1958–pres.   A. Maury; A. Maury MPC
D. Mayes 1 n.a.   D. Mayes; inferred, disc: MPC D. Mayes
Emiliano Mazzoni 2 1953–pres.   E. Mazzoni; amateur, (bio-it) E. Mazzoni MPCJPL
Michele Mazzucato 5 1962–pres.   M. Mazzucato; Michele T. Mazzucato, (bio-it) M. Mazzucato MPC
John V. McClusky 156 n.a.   J. V. McClusky; J. V. McClusky
Billy D. McCormack 1 n.a.   B. D. McCormack; disc: MPC B. D. McCormack
Jennie McCormick 1 n.a.   J. McCormick; disc: MPC J. McCormick
Alric D. McDermott 1 n.a.   A. D. McDermott; disc: MPC A. D. McDermott
David McDonald (astronomer) 2 1964–pres.   D. McDonald; Dave McDonald, amateur D. McDonald MPC
Stephen W. McDonald 1 n.a.   S. McDonald; disc: MPC S. McDonald
James E. McGaha 6 1946–pres.   J. McGaha; amateur, (bio-it) J. McGaha MPC
P. McKenzie 1 n.a.   P. McKenzie; inferred, disc: MPC P. McKenzie
David McLeish (astronomer) 1 n.a.   D. McLeish; disc: MPC, (bio-it) D. McLeish
Robert H. McNaught 483 1956–pres.  
 
 
R. H. McNaught; R. H. McNaught MPC
Jeffrey S. Medkeff 10 1968–2008   J. Medkeff; J. Medkeff MPC
Karen Jean Meech 3 1959–pres.   K. J. Meech; K. J. Meech MPC
Carol Neese 1 1958–pres.   C. Neese; Carol Lynn Neese, MPC-typo: Meese, disc: MPC C. Meese MPC
Sven Melchert 2 1968–pres.   S. Melchert; amateur,[2] Guidestar (A17), disc: MPC and MPC with Mark Emmerich S. Melchert
Philibert Jacques Melotte 1 1880–1961   P. Melotte; disc: MPC P. Melotte
J. Dave Mendenhall 1 n.a.   J. D. Mendenhall; disc: MPC, (bio-it) J. D. Mendenhall
Jean-Claude Merlin 66 1954–pres.   J.-C. Merlin; (bio-fr) J.-C. Merlin MPC
Szabolcs Mészáros 5 1981–pres.   S. Mészáros; (bio-it) S. Meszaros
Joel Hastings Metcalf 41 1866–1925   J. H. Metcalf; J. H. Metcalf MPCDMP
MPCDMP
Natal'ja Vital'evna Metlova 1 n.a.   N. V. Metlova; disc: MPC, (bio-it) N. V. Metlova
Michel Meunier 1 n.a.   M. Meunier; amateur, disc: MPC, (bio-it) M. Meunier
Erich Meyer 21 1951–pres.   E. Meyer; amateur E. Meyer MPC
Maik Meyer 16 1970–pres.   M. Meyer; amateur, (bio-de), Src M. Meyer MPC
J. Michaud 1 n.a.   J. Michaud; inferred, disc: MPC J. Michaud
Marco Micheli 12 1983–pres.   M. Micheli; ESA/Pan-STARRS1 it:wikinews M. Micheli MPC
René Michelsen 5 n.a.   R. Michelsen; R. Michelsen MPC
Celina Mikolajczak 4 n.a.   C. Mikolajczak; (bio-it) C. Mikolajczak
Herman Mikuž 21 n.a.   H. Mikuž; (bio-it) H. Mikuz
R. Miles 1 n.a.   R. Miles; inferred, disc: MPC R. Miles
Robert L. Millis 6 n.a.   R. Millis; occultation, at Lowell Observatory, (bio-it), (bio-fr) R. Millis MPCDMP
Elia Millosevich 2 1848–1919   E. Millosevich; E. Millosevich MPC
Matt Mills (astronomer) 1 n.a.   M. Mills; inferred, disc: MPC M. Mills
Rudolph Minkowski 1 1895–1976   R. Minkowski; disc: MPC R. Minkowski
Tetsuyasu Mitani 1 1927–2004   T. Mitani; disc: MPC, (bio-it) T. Mitani MPC
Seidai Miyasaka 4 1955–pres.   S. Miyasaka; S. Miyasaka MPC
Takashi Mizuno (astronomer) 1 1955–pres.   T. Mizuno; amateur, disc: MPC, (bio-it) T. Mizuno MPC
Yoshikane Mizuno 52 1954–pres.   Y. Mizuno; at Kani Observatory Y. Mizuno MPC
Marko Moilanen 1 n.a.   M. Moilanen; disc: MPC, (bio-it) M. Moilanen
Lawrence Alan Molnar 69 1959–pres.   L. A. Molnar; (bio-it) L. A. Molnar MPC
Jean Montanne 1 n.a.   J. Montanne; disc: MPC, (bio-it) J. Montanne
Nico Montigiani 1 n.a.   N. Montigiani; disc: MPC, (bio-it) N. Montigiani
Didier Morata 1 1954–pres.   D. Morata; amateur, disc: MPC, (bio-it) D. Morata MPC
Stéphane Morata 1 1977–pres.   S. Morata; amateur, disc: MPC, (bio-it) S. Morata MPC
Zdeněk Moravec 93 1968–pres.   Z. Moravec; Z. Moravec
Hiroshi Mori (astronomer) 45 1958–pres.   H. Mori; amateur, (bio-it) H. Mori MPC
Nicholas Moskovitz 1 1981–pres.   N. Moskovitz; disc: MPC N. Moskovitz MPC
Patrick M. Motl 9 n.a.   P. M. Motl; disc: MPC, (bio-it) P. M. Motl
Stefano Mottola 6 n.a.   S. Mottola; (bio-it) S. Mottola; S. Motolla MPC
Antonín Mrkos 274 1918–1996   A. Mrkos; at Kleť Observatory A. Mrkos MPC
Jean Mueller 13 1950–pres.   J. E. Mueller; at Second Palomar Sky Survey J. E. Mueller MPC
Masaru Mukai 13 1949–pres.   M. Mukai; unrelated to 4750 M. Mukai
Gustavo Muler 22 1967–pres.  
 
G. Muler; G. Muler MPC
John-Derral Mulholland 1 1934–2008   J.-D. Mulholland; disc: MPC, (bio-it) J. D. Mulholland
Ulisse Munari 50 1960–pres.   U. Munari; at the Astronomical Observatories of Padua and Asiago U. Munari MPC
J. Muñoz 1 n.a.   J. Muñoz; inferred, disc: MPC, (Manteca-it) J. Munoz
Osamu Muramatsu 73 1949–pres.   O. Muramatsu; O. Muramatsu MPC
Juan Carlos Muzzio 2 1946–pres.   J. C. Muzzio; at La Plata Institute of Astrophysics, (bio-it) J. C. Muzzio MPC
Atsushi Nakajima (astronomer) 3 n.a.   A. Nakajima; disc: MPC A. Nakajima
Akimasa Nakamura 112 1961–pres.   A. Nakamura; at the Kuma Kogen Astronomical Observatory A. Nakamura MPC
Tsuko Nakamura 3 1943–pres.   T. Nakamura; (bio-it) T. Nakamura MPC
Akio Nakanishi 2 1964–pres.   A. Nakanishi; amateur A. Nakanishi MPC
Orlando A. Naranjo 38 1951–pres.   O. A. Naranjo; (bio-it) O. A. Naranjo
Michael Nassir 1 n.a.   M. Nassir; disc: MPC M. Nassir
Akira Natori 32 1956–pres.   A. Natori; at Nihondaira Observatory, (bio-it) A. Natori MPC
Edgar Rangel Netto 8 n.a.   E. R. Netto; at Valongo Observatory, (bio-de) E. R. Netto MPC
Grigory Neujmin 74 1885–1946  
 
G. N. Neujmin; G. N. Neujmin MPCDMP
Vitaly Nevsky 6 n.a.   V. Nevski; Vitalij Nevskij, Vitaliy Nevskiy, amateur, (B42), image, Comet ISON V. Nevski
Phil Nicholson 1 n.a.   P. Nicholson; disc: MPC P. Nicholson
Seth Barnes Nicholson 2 1891–1963   S. B. Nicholson; disc: MPC and MPC S. B. Nicholson MPCDMP
Tsuneo Niijima 32 1955–pres.   T. Niijima; amateur T. Niijima MPC
V. L. Nixon 1 n.a.   V. L. Nixon; disc: MPC V. L. Nixon
Michael C. Nolan 1 1963–pres.   M. C. Nolan; at Arecibo Observatory, disc: MPC, (bio-it) M. C. Nolan MPC
Jaume Nomen 55 1960–pres.  
 
J. Nomen; at Observatorio Astronomico de Mallorca J. Nomen MPC
Toshiro Nomura 13 1954–pres.   T. Nomura; T. Nomura MPC
Hans Ulrik Nørgaard-Nielsen 2 n.a.   H. U. Nørgaard-Nielsen; disc: MPC, (bio-it) H. U. Norgaard-Nielsen
Artyom Novichonok 20 1982–pres.   A. Novichonok; Comet ISON, Src A. Novichonok; A. O. Novichonok
Andrew J. Noymer 7 1971–pres.   A. J. Noymer; (bio-it) A. J. Noymer MPC
Donal O'Ceallaigh 3 n.a.   D. O'Ceallaigh; Src D. O'Ceallaigh
Erwin Obermair 7 1946–2017   E. Obermair; amateur E. Obermair MPC
Eran O. Ofek 1 n.a.   E. O. Ofek; disc: MPC, HP E. O. Ofek
Warren B. Offutt 18 1928–pres.   W. Offutt; W. Offutt MPC
Youhei Ohba 3 n.a.   Y. Ohba; at ISAS Y. Ohba
Okuro Oikawa 8 1896–1980   O. Oikawa; O. Oikawa MPC
Gregory Wayne Ojakangas 2 n.a.   G. Ojakangas; disc: MPC and MPC, (bio-it) G. Ojakangas
Arto Oksanen 1 n.a.   A. Oksanen; amateur, disc: MPC A. Oksanen
Tomimaru Okuni 130 1931–pres.   T. Okuni; amateur T. Okuni MPC
Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers 2 1758–1840   H. W. Olbers; H. W. Olbers MPCDMP
C. Michelle Olmstead 46 1969–pres.   C. M. Olmstead; at Lowell Observatory C. M. Olmstead MPC
Csilla Orgel 1 n.a.   C. Orgel; inferred, disc: MPC C. Orgel
José Luis Ortiz Moreno 1 1967–pres.   J. L. Ortiz; disc: MPC, unofficial discoverer Haumea J. L. Ortiz MPC
Michel Ory 201 1966–pres.   M. Ory; amateur M. Ory MPC
Yoshiaki Oshima 61 1952–pres.   Y. Oshima; at Gekko Observatory Y. Oshima MPC
Liisi Oterma 54 1915–2001   L. Oterma; at Turku Observatory L. Oterma MPC
Satoru Otomo 148 1957–pres.   S. Otomo; amateur S. Otomo MPC
Rafael Pacheco 57 1954–pres.   R. Pacheco; amateur R. Pacheco MPC
Deborah Lynne Padgett 1 n.a.   D. Padgett; inferred, disc: MPC D. Padgett
Johann Palisa 122 1848–1925   J. Palisa; J. Palisa MPCDMP
Ernesto Palomba 2 1967–pres.   E. Palomba; disc: MPC and MPC E. Palomba MPC
Amanda Papadimos 4 n.a.   A. Papadimos; inferred A. Papadimos
Praskov'ja Georgievna Parchomenko 2 1886–1970  
 
P. Parchomenko; Praskoviya Georgievna Parchomenko, (bio-it) P. Parchomenko MPC
Yun-Ho Park 2 n.a.   Y.-H. Park; (bio-it) Y.-H. Park
Joel W. Parker 2 1962–pres.   J. W. Parker; at Southwest Research Institute, inferred J. W. Parker MPC
Q. A. Parker 1 n.a.   Q. A. Parker; at Siding Spring, disc MPC Q. A. Parker
Alois Paroubek 1 n.a.   A. Paroubek; disc: MPC, (bio-it) A. Paroubek
André Patry 9 1902–1967   A. Patry; at Nice Observatory A. Patry MPC
Thierry Pauwels 147 1957–pres.   T. Pauwels; at Uccle Observatory T. Pauwels MPC
Thomas Payer 4 1978–pres.   T. Payer; amateur,[2] T. Payer
Fernando Pedichini 1 n.a.   F. Pedichini; disc: MPC F. Pedichini
Jean-Claude Pelle 10 1942–pres.   J.-C. Pelle; Jean Claude George Pelle, amateur, (bio-fr) J. C. Pelle MPC
Randy Pepper 2 n.a.   R. Pepper; amateur, Fort Bend Astronomy Club, (bio-it) R. Pepper
Zenón M. Pereyra 1 n.a.   Z. Pereyra; disc: MPC, (bio-it) Z. Pereyra
Henri Joseph Anastase Perrotin 6 1845–1904   J. Perrotin; J. Perrotin MPCDMP
Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters 48 1813–1890  
 
C. H. F. Peters; C. H. F. Peters MPC
George Henry Peters 3 1863–1947   G. H. Peters; USNO-astronomer,Src G. H. Peters
Jean-Marc Petit 7 1961–pres.   J.-M. Petit; (bio-fr) J.-M. Petit; J. Petit MPC
Holly Phaneuf 2 n.a.   H. Phaneuf; amateur, (bio-it) H. Phaneuf
Jeffrey L. Phinney 4 1957–pres.   J. Phinney; disc: MPC, MPC, MPC and MPC J. Phinney MPC
Giuseppe Piazzi 1 1746–1826   G. Piazzi; disc: Ceres G. Piazzi MPCDMP
Paolo Pietrapiana 2 n.a.   P. Pietrapriana; amateur, disc: MPC, (bio-it) P. Pietrapiana
Michael Pietschnig 3 n.a.   M. Pietschnig; amateur, Src M. Pietschnig
Jana Pittichová 5 n.a.   J. Pittichová; inferred J. Pittichova
Guido Pizarro (astronomer) 8 n.a.   G. Pizarro; brother of Oscar Pizarro, at La Silla, (bio-it) G. Pizarro MPC
Oscar Pizarro 1 n.a.   O. Pizarro; brother of Guido Pizarro, disc: MPC, (bio-it) O. Pizarro MPC
Gianpaolo Pizzetti 4 1961–pres.   G. P. Pizzetti; amateur, (bio-it) G. P. Pizzetti; G. Pizzetti MPC
John Platt (computer scientist) 2 1963–pres.   J. Platt; J. Platt
C. E. Plunkett 1 n.a.   C. E. Plunkett; inferred, disc: MPC C. E. Plunkett
G. A. Plyugin 7 1925–pres.   G. A. Plyugin; Gurij Antonovič Pljugin, (bio-it) G. A. Plyugin
Regina Podstanická 1 1928–2000   R. Podstanická; disc: MPC, (bio-it) R. Podstanicka
Norman Pogson 8 1829–1891   N. R. Pogson; Norman Robert Pogson N. R. Pogson MPCDMP
Radosław Poleski 1 n.a.   R. Poleski; disc: MPC R. Poleski
David Polishook 12 1976–pres.   D. Polishook; David L. Polishook, MIT and Tel Aviv University, (bio-it) D. Polishook MPC
Isidre Pòlit 1 1880–1958  
 
I. Pòlit; Isidre Pòlit i Boixareu, disc: MPC, (bio-it) I. Polit MPC
Christian Pollas 26 1947–pres.   C. Pollas; at Côte d'Azur Observatory, (bio-fr) C. Pollas MPC
Hejno Iogannović Potter 1 1929–2007   H. Potter; Kheino Potter, disc: MPC, (bio-it) H. Potter MPC
Valentino Pozzoli 3 n.a.   V. Pozzoli; inferred V. Pozzoli
Alexander Pravda 52 n.a.   A. Pravda; (bio-it) A. Pravda
Petr Pravec 350 1967–pres.   P. Pravec; P. Pravec MPC
Donald P. Pray 3 1949–pres.   D. P. Pray; at Carbuncle Hill Obs.Src and Sugarloaf Obs. Src, (bio-it) D. P. Pray MPC
Milorad B. Protić 7 1911–2001   M. B. Protić; M. B. Protitch MPC
Andrew W. Puckett 15 1977–pres.   A. W. Puckett; Andrew Wayne Puckett A. W. Puckett MPC
Ulisse Quadri 1 1953–pres.   U. Quadri; amateur, disc: MPC, (bio-it) U. Quadri MPC
Herbert Raab 1 1969–pres.   H. Raab; amateur, disc: MPC, Src H. Raab MPC
David L. Rabinowitz 30 1960–pres.   D. L. Rabinowitz; D. L. Rabinowitz; D. Rabinowit