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Minor planets discovered: 32 [1]
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Vittorio Goretti (born 1939 – 7 July 2016) was an Italian amateur astronomer and a discoverer of minor planets at his observatory in Pianoro, on the outskirts of Bologna, Italy.[2][3][4][5]

Vittorio Goretti is a retired teacher of physics and mathematics at secondary school level in Bologna.[3] He has discovered 32 main-belt asteroids, all of them assigned permanent numbers.[1][6] He is a member of the Cortina Astronomical Association (Associazione Astronomica Cortina)[7] and is also a collaborator with the Minor Planet Center (MPC) at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory monitoring near-Earth Asteroids brighter than magnitude 18.0 V under the auspices of Division III of the International Astronomical Union at his own Pianoro Observatory (MPC Observatory 610).[3][6]

The main-belt asteroid 7801 Goretti has been named in his honour.[2] The official naming citation was published on 16 October 1997 (M.P.C. 30803).[8]

List of discovered minor planetsEdit

7437 Torricelli 12 March 1994 list[A]
8885 Sette 13 March 1994 list[B]
9232 Miretti 31 January 1997 list
10197 Senigalliesi 18 October 1996 list
10200 Quadri 7 July 1997 list
11121 Malpighi 10 September 1996 list
12035 Ruggieri 1 February 1997 list
15381 Spadolini 1 September 1997 list
16761 Hertz 3 October 1996 list
16766 Righi 18 October 1996 list
17652 Nepoti 3 November 1996 list
20081 Occhialini 12 March 1994 list[B]
21306 Marani 1 December 1996 list
(24996) 1998 OD1 20 July 1998 list[C]
25276 Dimai 15 November 1998 list
26917 Pianoro 15 September 1996 list
29457 Marcopolo 25 September 1997 list
33376 Medi 6 February 1999 list
39699 Ernestocorte 12 October 1996 list
42747 Fuser 21 September 1998 list
42748 Andrisani 21 September 1998 list
43999 Gramigna 31 August 1997 list
44005 Migliardi 25 September 1997 list
47038 Majoni 17 November 1998 list
48737 Cusinato 8 March 1997 list
58573 Serpieri 9 September 1997 list
70745 Aleserpieri 9 November 1999 list
79375 Valetti 16 March 1997 list
79826 Finardi 17 November 1998 list
96217 Gronchi 14 September 1993 list[A]
100553 Dariofo 2 April 1997 list
(382412) 1997 SZ3 25 September 1997 list
Co-discovery made with:
A A. Boattini
B M. Tombelli
C L. Tesi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(7801) Goretti". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (7801) Goretti. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 616. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_6684. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  3. ^ a b c Associazione Astronomica Cortina website, page honouring member Vittorio Goretti, accessed 14 April 2011
  4. ^ "Citazioni dei Pianetini Numerati e Nominati Scoperti a San Marcello Pistoiese" Named and Numbered Asteroids discovered at Observatory 104 San Marcello Pistoiese, Gruppo Astrofili Montagna Pistoiese website, accessed 14 April 2011
  5. ^ http://www.cortinastelle.eu/single-post/2016/07/09/Vittorio-Goretti-19392016
  6. ^ a b Pianoro Astronomical Observatory website, accessed 14 April 2011
  7. ^ Associazione Astronomica Cortina website, Col Drusciè Astronomical Observatory page, accessed 14 April 2011
  8. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 18 July 2016.

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