Vladimir Georgiev Shkodrov (Владимир Георгиев Шкодров; 10 February 1930 – 31 August 2010) was a Bulgarian astronomer and professor at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He is one of the founders of the Bulgarian National Observatory in Rozhen and authored numerous scientific and popular articles and books on planetary physics and astronomy.
|Died||31 August 2010 (aged 80),|
Sofia (София), Bulgaria
Shkodrov discovered seven asteroids, including the near-Earth object 4486 Mithra, which he and Eric Elst discovered on 22 September 1987. Mithra is notable as the most highly bifurcated object in the Solar System.
Besides his rich scientific career, Vladimir Shkodrov was involved in education and in politics. He was the dean of the University of Shumen and a deputy in the 37th National Assembly of Republic of Bulgaria.
List of discovered minor planetsEdit
|4486 Mithra||22 September 1987||list [A]|
|6636 Kintanar||11 September 1988||list|
|9732 Juchnovski||24 September 1984||list [B]|
|11852 Shoumen||10 September 1988||list [B]|
|11856 Nicolabonev||11 September 1988||list [B]|
|14342 Iglika||23 September 1984||list [B]|
|(14839) 1988 RH8||11 September 1988||list|
|Co-discovery made with:|
A E. W. Elst
B V. G. Ivanova
Shkodrov, Vladimir (1975) Issledovanie pogreshnosti gravimetricheskih metodov opredelenia vneshnego potenciala planeti (Analysis of the errors of the gravimetric methods in defining the external planet potential). Defended in Leningrad/Moscow's State Institute for Astronomy.
The main-belt asteroid 4364 Shkodrov, discovered by Eleanor Helin and Schelte Bus on 7 November 1978, is named in his honor. The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 25 August 1991 (M.P.C. 18645).
- Shkodrov, Vladimir (1973) Malki planeti v slunchevata sistema (Small planets in the Solar system). Sofia: Nauka i izkustvo
- Shkodrov, Vladimir (1989) Planeten potencial (Planetary Potential). Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
- Shkodrov, Vladimir (2005) Planetarna fizika (Planetary physics). Shumen: Shumen University Press.
- Shkodrov, Vladimir (2010) Etudi po istoria na astronomiata (Essays on History of Astronomy). Sofia: Prof. Marin Drinov
- Shkodrov, V. & V. Ivanova, V. Umlenski, E. Dikova (1985) Haleevata kometa na put kum sluntseto (The comet of Halley on its way to the Sun). Sofia: Narodna prosveta.
- "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
- "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 4486 Mithra (1987 SB)" (2017-12-15 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
- "4364 Shkodrov (1978 VV5)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
- "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 19 January 2018.