Alphonse Borrelly

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Asteroids discovered: 18
99 Dike May 28, 1868
110 Lydia April 19, 1870
117 Lomia September 12, 1871
120 Lachesis April 10, 1872
146 Lucina June 8, 1875
157 Dejanira December 1, 1875
171 Ophelia January 13, 1877
172 Baucis February 5, 1877
173 Ino August 1, 1877
198 Ampella June 13, 1879
233 Asterope May 11, 1883
240 Vanadis August 27, 1884
246 Asporina March 6, 1885
268 Adorea June 8, 1887
308 Polyxo March 31, 1891
322 Phaeo November 27, 1891
369 Aëria July 4, 1893
394 Arduina November 19, 1894

Alphonse Louis Nicolas Borrelly (December 8, 1842 – February 28, 1926) was a French astronomer.

Working in Marseille, he discovered asteroids and comets.

He discovered the periodic comet 19P/Borrelly.

The French Academy of Sciences awarded him the Prix Valz for 1903[1] and the Prix Lalande for 1909.[2] The asteroid 1539 Borrelly was named in his honor.

Comets discovered or co-discovered[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of comets discovered or co-discoverd by Borrelly:

  • C/1873 Q1 (Borrelly)[3]
  • C/1877 C1 (Borrelly)[3]
  • C/1877 G2 (Swift-Borrelly-Block)[3]
  • C/1889 X1 (Borrelly)[3]
  • 19P/Borrelly
  • C/1909 L1 (Borrelly-Daniel)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Séance du 21 décembre". Le Moniteur scientifique du Doctor Quesneville: 156–157. February 1904. 
  2. ^ "Séance du 20 décembre". Le Moniteur scientifique du Doctor Quesneville: 143–144. February 1910. 
  3. ^ a b c d Kronk, Gary W. (2003). "Comet Designation Index, years 1855–1892". Cometography: A Catalog of Comets. vol. 2: 1800–1899. p. 836. ISBN 0521585058. 
  4. ^ Kronk, Gary W. (2003). "C/1909 L1 (Borrelly-Daniel)". Cometography: A Catalog of Comets. vol. 2: 1800–1899. p. 837. ISBN 0521585058. 

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