Luigi Carnera

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Asteroids discovered: 16
466 Tisiphone[1] January 17, 1901
469 Argentina February 20, 1901
470 Kilia April 21, 1901
472 Roma July 11, 1901
476 Hedwig August 17, 1901
477 Italia August 23, 1901
478 Tergeste September 21, 1901
479 Caprera November 12, 1901
480 Hansa[1] May 21, 1901
481 Emita February 12, 1902
485 Genua May 7, 1902
486 Cremona May 11, 1902
487 Venetia July 9, 1902
488 Kreusa[1] June 26, 1902
489 Comacina September 2, 1902
808 Merxia October 11, 1901
  1. 1 with Max Wolf

Luigi Carnera (born in Trieste April 14, 1875, died in Florence, July 30, 1962) was an Italian astronomer.

In his early career he worked as Max Wolf's assistant at Heidelberg, Germany and discovered a number of asteroids. He worked in Germany, Italy and Argentina before returning to Italy for good in 1908.

He was director of Trieste Observatory starting in 1919; Trieste had just been annexed to Italy following World War I. He then became director of Capodimonte Observatory in Naples starting in 1932 and until his retirement in 1950. In 1943 during World War II, the observatory was temporarily occupied by American and British troops in order to install a radar station.