Maura Tombelli

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Asteroids discovered: 196
6876 Beppeforti [1] September 5, 1994
7141 Bettarini [1] March 12, 1994
7196 Baroni [1] January 16, 1994
7197 Pieroangela [1] January 16, 1994
7198 Montelupo [1] January 16, 1994
7481 San Marcello [1] August 11, 1994
7599 Munari [1] August 3, 1994
7679 Asiago [2] February 15, 1996
7715 Leonidarosino [2] February 14, 1996
7794 Sanvito [2] January 15, 1996
7847 Mattiaorsi [2] February 14, 1996
7900 Portule [2] February 14, 1996
7957 Antonella [1] January 17, 1994
8885 Sette[3] March 13, 1994
8925 Boattini [2] February 14, 1996
8944 Ortigara [2] January 30, 1997
9425 Marconcini [2] February 14, 1996
9426 Aliante [2] February 14, 1996
9427 Righini [2] February 14, 1996
9897 Malerba [2] February 14, 1996
10149 Cavagna [1] August 3, 1994
10176 Gaiavettori [2] February 14, 1996
10198 Pinelli [2] December 6, 1996
10591 Caverni [4] August 13, 1996
10928 Caprara [4] January 25, 1998
11337 Sandro [4] August 10, 1996
11348 Allegra [2] January 30, 1997
11621 Duccio [4] August 15, 1996
12033 Anselmo [2] January 31, 1997
12044 Fabbri [4] March 29, 1997
12433 Barbieri [2] January 15, 1996
12470 Pinotti January 31, 1997
12811 Rigonistern [2] February 14, 1996
12812 Cioni [2] February 14, 1996
12813 Paolapaolini [2] February 14, 1996
12814 Vittorio [2] February 13, 1996
12927 Pinocchio [5] September 30, 1999
13147 Foglia February 24, 1995
13174 Timossi [2] February 14, 1996
13638 Fiorenza [2] February 14, 1996
13740 Lastrucci [6] September 18, 1998
(14061) 1996 CT7 [2] February 13, 1996
14062 Cremaschini [2] February 14, 1996
14568 Zanotta [1] July 19, 1998
14659 Gregoriana [4] January 15, 1999
14919 Robertohaver [1] August 6, 1994
14947 Luigibussolino [2] January 15, 1996
14953 Bevilacqua [4] February 13, 1996
15004 Vallerani [4] December 7, 1997
15005 Guerriero [2] December 7, 1997
(15006) 1998 DZ32 [4] February 27, 1998
15034 Décines [5] November 16, 1998
15360 Moncalvo [4] February 14, 1996
(15375) 1997 BO9 [2] January 30, 1997
(15418) 1998 DU35 [4] February 27, 1998
15817 Lucianotesi [1] August 28, 1994
15837 Mariovalori February 25, 1995
(15853) 1996 BB13 [2] January 16, 1996
(15855) 1996 CP7 [2] February 14, 1996
(15968) 1998 DX35 [2] February 27, 1998
(16152) 1999 YN12 [5] December 30, 1999
16154 Dabramo [1] January 1, 2000
16672 Bedini [1] January 17, 1994
16879 Campai [1] January 24, 1998
17019 Aldo [4] February 23, 1999
17077 Pampaloni [1] April 25, 1999
17720 Manuboccuni December 7, 1997
18431 Stazzema [1] January 16, 1994
(18441) 1994 PE [1] August 5, 1994
(18583) 1997 XN10 [1] December 7, 1997
(18627) 1998 DH33 [2] February 27, 1998
(18628) 1998 DJ33 [4] February 27, 1998
(18631) 1998 DQ35 [1] February 27, 1998
(19331) 1996 XL33 [2] February 14, 1996
20081 Occhialini[3] March 12, 1994
20194 Ilarialocantore [2] January 30, 1997
(20195) 1997 BS9 [2] January 30, 1997
20200 Donbacky [4] February 28, 1997
(21256) 1996 CK7 [2] February 14, 1996
22401 Egisto February 24, 1995
(22517) 1998 DX32 [4] February 26, 1998
(22752) 1998 VS34 [1] November 15, 1998
23608 Alpiapuane [2] January 15, 1996
24856 Messidoro [7] January 15, 1996
(24857) 1996 AH4 [2] January 15, 1996
(24890) 1996 XV32 [2] December 4, 1996
25301 Ambrofogar [1] December 7, 1998
25601 Francopacini [5] January 1, 2000
(26499) 2000 CX1 [1] February 4, 2000
(27005) 1998 DR35 [4] February 27, 1998
27130 Dipaola [1] December 8, 1998
(27269) 2000 AB3 [1] January 3, 2000
(27923) 1996 XJ32 [2] December 4, 1996
27983 Bernardi [1] October 26, 1997
(28007) 1997 XO10 [1] December 7, 1997
(29346) Mariadina February 25, 1995
(29363) 1996 CW8 [2] February 14, 1996
(29547) 1998 BA34 [2] January 25, 1998
(29549) 1998 BB44 [1] January 25, 1998
(29550) 1998 BE44 [4] January 25, 1998
(29761) 1999 CJ16 [8] February 13, 1999
(30585) 2001 PE14 [1] August 14, 2001
(31091) 1997 BE9 [2] January 30, 1997
(31153) 1997 UP22 [4] October 26, 1997
31605 Braschi [1] April 10, 1999
(33031) 1997 RX [1] September 1, 1997
(33054) 1997 UU14 [1] October 26, 1997
(33162) 1998 DT35 [4] February 27, 1998
33480 Bartolucci [5] April 4, 1999
(33823) 2000 CQ1 [1] February 3, 2000
34004 Gregorini [9] July 30, 2000
34696 Risoldi [1] July 21, 2001
35222 Delbarrio December 4, 1994
(33823) 2000 CQ1 [1] February 3, 2000
35358 Lorifini [5] September 27, 1997
(35444) 1998 BU43 [2] January 25, 1998
(35464) 1998 DC33 [4] February 27, 1998
(35465) 1998 DF33 [2] February 27, 1998
35703 Lafiascaia [6] March 20, 1999
(37313) 2001 QC [1] August 16, 2001
(37835) 1998 BC44 [2] January 25, 1998
(37836) 1998 BD44 [2] January 25, 1998
(39871) 1998 DB33 [4] February 27, 1998
(39875) 1998 DS35 [4] February 27, 1998
43881 Cerreto [7] February 25, 1995
(43923) 1996 CX8 [2] February 14, 1996
44574 Lavoratti [5] April 4, 1999
(44715) 1999 TZ5 [1] October 2, 1999
(46701) 1997 CP29 [2] February 7, 1997
46702 Linapucci [4] February 28, 1997
(47473) 2000 AU2 [1] January 1, 2000
(48842) 1998 BA44 [4] January 25, 1998
(50275) 2000 CU1 [1] February 4, 2000
(50537) 2000 EH14 [5] March 3, 2000
(51874) 2001 PZ28 [1] August 15, 2001
(52426) 1994 PF [1] August 5, 1994
(53053) 1998 XH9 [4] December 12, 1998
54852 Mercatali [5] July 22, 2001
(54983) 2001 QE [1] August 16, 2001
55418 Bianciardi [5] October 13, 2001
(56073) 1998 YO10 [1] December 26, 1998
(56361) 2000 CW1 [1] February 4, 2000
(57076) 2001 OY16 [1] July 22, 2001
58572 Romanella [4] September 7, 1997
(58702) 1998 BX43 [4] January 25, 1998
(63463) 2001 OR12 [5] July 20, 2001
65848 Enricomari January 30, 1997
(66000) 1998 OE1 [1] July 20, 1998
(66250) 1999 GZ [1] April 4, 1999
(69585) 1998 DN35 [1] February 27, 1998
70444 Genovali[5] October 9, 1999
(71221) 1999 YL9 [5] December 31, 1999
71489 Dynamocamp[5] February 4, 2000
(72841) 2001 HC32 [1] April 27, 2001
(75238) 1999 WC9 [5] November 29, 1999
(75887) 2000 CS34 [5] February 4, 2000
(79810) 1998 VL33 [1] November 15, 1998
82638 Bottariclaudio[5] August 7, 2001
(85368) 1996 CQ7 [2] February 14, 1996
(85515) 1997 UT24 [2] October 26, 1997
(85819) 1998 XF9 [1] December 12, 1998
(86375) 2000 AT2 [5] January 1, 2000
(88371) 2001 PF15 [1] August 14, 2001
(89734) 2002 AH [1] January 4, 2002
(91146) 1998 OA1 [5] July 20, 1998
(91900) 1999 VV11 [5] November 5, 1999
(94634) 2001 WQ14 [5] November 21, 2001
(99388) 2002 AL [1] January 4, 2002
(99389) 2002 AN [5] January 5, 2002
(100726) 1998 BY43 [1] January 25, 1998
(101493) 1998 XB3 [1] December 7, 1998
(103248) 2000 AZ4 [1] January 2, 2000
(108702) 2001 OX16 [4] July 21, 2001
(108952) 2001 PD29 [1] August 15, 2001
(118233) 1997 BX6 [2] January 30, 1997
(121017) 1999 BG4 [1] January 19, 1999
(126161) 2002 AK [1] January 4, 2002
(135041) 2001 OU12 [5] July 21, 2001
(136848) 1998 BF44 [2] January 25, 1998
(139231) 2001 HW16 [5] April 22, 2001
(139414) 2001 OR16 [1] July 20, 2001
(145966) 1999 YM16 [1] December 30, 1999
(148206) 2000 CL97 [5] February 13, 2000
(148525) 2001 QG [1] August 16, 2001
(150713) 2001 QF [5] August 16, 2001
(153321) 2001 OW16 [1] July 21, 2001
(155997) 2001 RP16 [1] September 9, 2001
(155926) 2001 PE29 [5] August 15, 2001
(159421) 1999 TN10 [5] October 8, 1999
(165694) 2001 PQ28 [1] August 14, 2001
(165912) 2001 TE7 [5] October 11, 2001
(190730) 2001 PY13 [1] August 13, 2001
(194837) 2002 AJ [1] January 4, 2002
(219829) 2002 CR39 [5] February 7, 2002
(297314) 1998 XV2 [1] December 7, 1998
(313036) 2000 PL [5] August 2, 2000
(317000) 2001 PY28 [1] August 13, 2001
(363124) 2001 PO28 [5] August 13, 2001
  1. 1 with A. Boattini
  2. 2 with U. Munari
  3. 3 with V. Goretti
  4. 4 with G. Forti
  5. 5 with L. Tesi
  6. 6 with E. Masotti
  7. 7 with C. Casacci
  8. 8 with S. Bartolini
  9. 9 with D. Guidetti

Maura Tombelli (born 1952) is an Italian astronomer who began her training in astronomy as an observer of variable stars. She is a prolific discoverer of asteroids.[1][2][3]

Education and scientific career[edit]

In 1994 she started a five-year survey of minor planets at Asiago Astrophysical Observatory with Ulisse Munari and Giuseppe Forti in Arcetri. She also shared a lot of observing with the discoverers, especially the follow-up of Near-Earth Objects, and she contributed to the discovery of 15817 Lucianotesi, the first NEO found from Italy. She is currently involved in a project to build a new observatory (Osservatorio di Montelupo) near the town of Montelupo, where she lives. She is still the only female astrometrist in Italy. She began her training in astronomy as an observer of variable stars.In 1994 she started a five-year survey of minor planets at Asiago Astrophysical Observatory with Ulisse Munari and Giuseppe Forti in Arcetri.

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