Leonid Elenin

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Leonid Vladimirovich Elenin (Russian: Леонид Владимирович Еленин; born 10 August 1981) is a Russian amateur astronomer working with the ISON-NM observatory (H15) via the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON), which is the first Russian remote observatory in the West.

Leonid Elenin works for the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics[1] and lives in Lyubertsy, Moscow region, Russia.[2]

Leonid Elenin is best known for discovering the comet C/2010 X1 on 10 December 2010.[2] Elenin then discovered comet P/2011 NO1 on 7 July 2011.[3]

The first asteroid discovered by Leonid Elenin was 2008 XE on 1 December 2008 at Tzec (H10).[4] The first amor asteroid (Near-Earth object) discovered by Elenin was 2010 RN80 on 10 September 2010 at ISON-NM (H15).[5]

Elenin has also discovered the trailing L5 Jupiter trojan 2011 QJ9 on 23 August 2011,[6] the Mars-crossing asteroid 2011 QD23 on 25 August 2011,[7] and the amor asteroid (Near-Earth object) 2011 QY37 on 27 August 2011.[8] The first numbered asteroid discovered by Elenin at ISON-NM is (365756) 2010 WZ71.[9]

On 29 January 2013, the Minor Planet Center awarded Leonid Elenin a 2012 Edgar Wilson Award for the discovery of comets by amateurs.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Астрономы обнаружили в спектре "российской" кометы Еленина следы синильной кислоты". 7 August 2011. Retrieved September 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "IAUC 9189: C/2010 X1; P/2010 V1". IAU Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams. 2010-12-17. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  3. ^ "MPEC 2011-O09 : 2011 NO1". IAU Minor Planet Center. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  4. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 239664 (2008 XE)". 2010-04-09 last obs. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  5. ^ Elenin, Leonid (2010-09-13). "The first near-Earth asteroid of ISON-NM observatory". Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  6. ^ Elenin, Leonid (2011-08-31). "The first Jovian trojan has been discovered at the ISON-NM observatory". Retrieved 2011-09-05. 
  7. ^ "MPEC 2011-Q39 : 2011 QD23". IAU Minor Planet Center. 2011-08-27. Retrieved 2011-09-05. 
  8. ^ "MPEC 2011-Q51 : 2011 QY37". IAU Minor Planet Center. 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2011-09-05. 
  9. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 365756 (2010 WZ71)". 2013-06-04 last obs. Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  10. ^ "2012 Comet Awards Announced". January 29, 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-31.