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Minor planets discovered: 15 [1]
1569 Evita 3 August 1948 list
1571 Cesco 20 March 1950 list
1581 Abanderada 15 June 1950 list
1582 Martir 15 June 1950 list
1588 Descamisada 27 June 1951 list
1589 Fanatica 13 September 1950 list
1596 Itzigsohn 8 March 1951 list
1608 Muñoz 1 September 1951 list
1684 Iguassú 23 August 1951 list
1688 Wilkens 3 March 1951 list
1779 Paraná 15 June 1950 list
1800 Aguilar 12 September 1950 list
1801 Titicaca 23 September 1952 list
1821 Aconcagua 24 June 1950 list
1970 Sumeria 12 March 1954 list

Miguel Itzigsohn (1908–1978) was an Argentine astronomer and observer of comets, credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 15 asteroids between 1948 and 1954.[2] The outer main-belt asteroid 1596 Itzigsohn, which he discovered himself, was named in his memory on 1 August 1980 (M.P.C. 5449).[3][4]

Itzigsohn was a professor of spherical and practical astronomy.[3] From 1955 to 1972, he was director of the extrameridian astronomy department at the La Plata Astronomical Observatory, specializing in astrometry and celestial mechanics. He was responsible for the surge in observational and computational activity in studies of minor planets in Argentina following World War II.[3][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  2. ^ Federación de Entidades Culturales Judías de Argentina. "200 personalidades judeo-argentinas – #179 Miguel Itzigsohn" [200 Jewish-Argentinian personalities] (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2 December 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(1596) Itzigsohn". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1596) Itzigsohn. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 126. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_1597. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  4. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  5. ^ G. Sitarski, "20. Positions and motions of minor planets" Trans. IAU, 18, 195 (1982).

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