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Minor planets discovered: 2 [1]
1605 Milankovitch 13 April 1936 MPC
1700 Zvezdara 26 August 1940 MPC

Petar Đurković (Петар Ђурковић, 1908–1981) was a Serbian astronomer known for discovering two asteroids in 1936 and 1940, respectively.[1] One is named for the Serbian scientist Milutin Milanković,[2] the other for Zvezdara, the hill in Belgrade where the Belgrade Astronomical Observatory is located.[3][4]

Asteroid 1555 Dejan, discovered by Fernand Rigaux, was named after Đurković's son (H 137).[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(1605) Milankovitch". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1605) Milankovitch. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 127. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_1606. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(1700) Zvezdara". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1700) Zvezdara. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 135. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_1701. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  4. ^ "List of asteroids discovered by Serbs". Archived from the original on 2012-09-05. Retrieved 2008-04-10. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(1555) Dejan". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1555) Dejan. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 123. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_1556. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.