Jérôme Eugène Coggia

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Minor planets discovered: 5
96 Aegle February 17, 1868
187 Lamberta April 11, 1878
193 Ambrosia February 28, 1879
217 Eudora August 30, 1880
444 Gyptis March 31, 1899

Jérôme Eugène Coggia (February 18, 1849 – January 15, 1919) was a 19th-century French (Corsican) astronomer.

Working at the Marseille Observatory from 1866 to 1917, Coggia discovered a number of comets, including the bright "Coggia's Comet" (C/1874 H1). The periodic comet 27P/Crommelin was previously called "Comet Pons-Coggia-Winnecke-Forbes". He was awarded by the French Academy of Sciences its Lalande Prize for 1873[1] and again for 1916.[2][3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "LES LAURÉATS DU PRIX LALANDE". La Revue scientifique (Paris). TOME 40: 460–463. 1887. 
  2. ^ "The Lalande Prize". Popular Astronomy 25: 215. 1917. 
  3. ^ The Observatory, Vol. 41 (1918), p. 142. (online)
  4. ^ a b c d e Kronk, Gary W. (2003). "Comet Designation Index, years 1855–1892". Cometography: A Catalog of Comets. vol. 2: 1800–1899. p. 836. ISBN 0521585058. 
  5. ^ Award of the DONOHOE Comet-Medal, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, vol. 2, no. 11, p. 292, 1890 The Donohoe Comet Medal was awarded to Coggia for his July 18, 1890 discovery.

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