Eugène Joseph Delporte

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Minor planets discovered: 66
1052 Belgica 15 November 1925
1068 Nofretete 13 September 1926
1122 Neith 17 September 1928
1124 Stroobantia 6 October 1928
1128 Astrid 10 March 1929
1145 Robelmonte 3 February 1929
1168 Brandia 25 August 1930
1170 Siva 29 September 1930
1176 Lucidor 15 November 1930
1199 Geldonia 14 September 1931
1217 Maximiliana 13 March 1932
1221 Amor 12 March 1932
1222 Tina 11 June 1932
1239 Queteleta 4 February 1932
1261 Legia 23 March 1933
1274 Delportia 28 November 1932
1276 Ucclia 24 January 1933
1280 Baillauda 18 August 1933
1285 Julietta 21 August 1933
1288 Santa 26 August 1933
1290 Albertine 21 August 1933
1291 Phryne 15 September 1933
1293 Sonja 26 September 1933
1294 Antwerpia 24 October 1933
1329 Eliane 23 March 1933
1341 Edmée 27 January 1935
1350 Rosselia 3 October 1934
1361 Leuschneria 30 August 1935
1363 Herberta 30 August 1935
1366 Piccolo 29 November 1932
1374 Isora 21 October 1935
1375 Alfreda 22 October 1935
1388 Aphrodite 24 September 1935
1401 Lavonne 22 October 1935
1433 Geramtina 30 October 1937
1476 Cox 10 September 1936
1486 Marilyn 23 August 1938
1491 Balduinus 23 February 1938
1493 Sigrid 26 August 1938
1543 Bourgeois 21 September 1941
1560 Strattonia 3 December 1942
1664 Felix 4 February 1929
1672 Gezelle 29 January 1935
1698 Christophe 10 February 1934
1707 Chantal 8 September 1932
1711 Sandrine 29 January 1935
1722 Goffin 23 February 1938
1724 Vladimir 28 February 1932
1754 Cunningham 29 March 1935
1848 Delvaux 18 August 1933
1878 Hughes 18 August 1933
1926 Demiddelaer 2 May 1935
2101 Adonis 12 February 1936
2213 Meeus 24 September 1935
2276 Warck 18 August 1933
2331 Parvulesco 12 March 1936
2534 Houzeau 2 November 1931
2545 Verbiest 26 January 1933
2713 Luxembourg 19 February 1938
2819 Ensor 20 October 1933
2913 Horta 12 October 1931
3534 Sax 15 December 1936
3567 Alvema 15 November 1930
3605 Davy 28 November 1932
6354 Vangelis 3 April 1934
7043 Godart 2 September 1934

Eugène Joseph Delporte (10 January 1882–19 October 1955) was a Belgian astronomer born in Jodoigne.

He discovered a total of sixty-six asteroids. Notable discoveries include 1221 Amor (which lent its name to the Amor asteroids) and the Apollo asteroid 2101 Adonis. He discovered or co-discovered some comets as well, including periodic comet 57P/du Toit-Neujmin-Delporte. He worked in the Observatoire Royal de Belgique (Belgian Royal Observatory), situated in the town of Uccle (after which the asteroid 1276 Ucclia is named). He started there in 1903 after receiving his doctorate that year from the Free University of Brussels.[1]

In 1930 he drew the modern boundaries between all of the constellations in the sky, along lines of right ascension and declination for the epoch B1875.0.

The crater Delporte on the Moon is named after him.

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  1. ^ Hockey, Thomas (2009). The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. Springer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-387-31022-0. Retrieved August 22, 2012.