Erwin Schwab

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Erwin Schwab is a German amateur astronomer who works at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung[1][2] and has discovered and co-discovered many asteroids.

Schwab was born in Heppenheim,[1][3] where he started observing minor planets at the Starkenburg Observatory in 1981.[4] One which he discovered is named after his parents, Elfriede and Erwin Schwab.[5] Schwab has discovered asteroids from the Starkenburg, Tzec Maun[6] and Taunus observatories.[7] Others are named for Frankfurt, Darmstadt, and FAIR.[1][3][8] He is co-discoverer of the potentially hazardous asteroid 2009 DM45.[9]

The Observatorio Astronómico de La Sagra in Spain has named the Minor planet number 185638 in honour of Erwin Schwab.[10][11]

Asteroids discovered: 15
12057 Alfredsturm [1] 18 February 1998 "12057 Alfredsturm". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 2012057. 
17855 Geffert [1] 19 May 1998 "17855 Geffert". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 2017855. 
40764 Gerhardiser [1] 13 October 1999 "40764 Gerhardiser". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 2040764. 
33863 Elfriederwin [1] 5 May 2000 "33863 Elfrederwin". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 2033863. 
56561 Jaimenomen [1] 5 May 2000 "56561 Jaimenomen". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 2056561. 
243109 2007 RT132 [4] 12 September 2007 "243109 Hansludwig". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 2243109. 
192220 Oicles [3] 14 September 2007 "192220 Oicles". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 2192220. 
204852 Frankfurt [3] 15 September 2007 "204852 Frankfurt". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 2204852. 
204873 FAIR [3] 17 September 2007 "204873 FAIR". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 2204873. 
221917 2008 SD83 [4] 26 September 2008 "221917 Opites". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 2221917. 
207901 Tzecmaun [6] 28 October 2008 "207901 Tzecmaun". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 2207901. 
241418 Darmstadt [6] 31 October 2008 "241418 Darmstadt". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 2241418. 
216433 Milianleo [6] 19 February 2009 "216433 Milianleo". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 2216433. 
243440 2009 FD2 [4] 17 March 2009 "243440 Colonia". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 2243440. 
243536 2010 EQ111 [7] 15 March 2010 "243536 Mannheim". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 2243536. 
  1. 1 with Team Starkenburg at the Starkenburg Observatory, Heppenheim (Germany)
  2. 2 with Team Starkenburg at Calar Alto Observatory (Spain)
  3. 3 with Rainer Kling at the Taunus Observatory, Frankfurt (Germany)
  4. 4 with Stefan Karge at the Taunus Observatory, Frankfurt (Germany)
  5. 5 with Ute Zimmer at the Taunus Observatory, Frankfurt (Germany)
  6. 6 at the Tzec Maun Observatory, Mayhill (USA)
  7. 7 at the Tzec Maun Observatory, Moorook (Australia)
  8. 8 at the Tzec Maun Observatory, Pingelly (Australia)


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Neuer Asteroid entdeckt: Planet Darmstadt" (New asteroid discovered: Planet Darmstadt), Frankfurter Rundschau 4 August 2010 (German)
  2. ^ FAIR Newsletter No.15, April 2010, Page 10
  3. ^ a b Sabine Schiner, "'Darmstadt' schwebt zwischen Mars und Jupiter" ("Darmstadt" orbits between Mars and Jupiter), Darmstädter Echo 4 August 2010 (German)
  4. ^ Letter from International Astronomical Union
  5. ^ Kleinplaneten-Namen, Starkenburg Observatory, 28 June 2010, retrieved 13 August 2010.
  6. ^ Asteroid Astrometry and Reporting, Tzec Maun Observatory wiki.
  7. ^ Minor Planet Discoverers, Minor Planet Center, 30 January 2010, retrieved 13 August 2010.
  8. ^ On 17 February 2010, Schwab gave a public lecture at the Centre for Heavy Ion Research on "’FAIR’ zwischen Mars und Jupiter – wie der Kleinplanet Nr. 204873 zu seinem Namen kam" ("FAIR" between Mars and Jupiter - how minor planet 204873 came by its name). Press Release of 9 February 2010, GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, retrieved 13 August 2010.
  9. ^ Minor Planet Electronic Circulars 2009-D81
  10. ^ Minor Planet Circular # 66244, published 7 June 2009.
  11. ^ Names given to LSSS asteroid discoveries: Erwinschwab, Observatorio Astronómico de La Sagra, minorplanets.org, 25 February 2010, retrieved 13 August 2010.

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