Fernand Rigaux

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Fernand Rigaux was a Belgian astronomer[1][2] who observed at the Royal Observatory at Uccle, Belgium. In 1951, he co-discovered the periodic comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux with his colleague Sylvain Arend. He also discovered several asteroids.

Asteroids discovered: 8
1292 Luce 17 September 1933
1378 Leonce 21 February 1936
1458 Mineura 1 September 1937
1555 Dejan 15 September 1941
3280 Gretry 17 September 1933
4908 Ward 17 September 1933
7000 Curie 6 November 1939
(19911) 1933 FK 26 March 1933

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belgian Finds Astral Body". New York Times. 9 January 1956. Retrieved 23 January 2011. "An astronomer at the Brussels Observatory Fernand Rigaux discovered a fastmoving body in space between Mars and Jupiter the night of Jan 5-6 he announced ..." 
  2. ^ "Obituaries". Proceedings of the Twelfth General Assembly, Hamburg, 1964 (Published for the International Astronomical Union by Academic Press): 235. 1966. Retrieved 23 January 2011.