Vittorio Goretti

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Asteroids discovered: 31
7437 Torricelli[1] March 12, 1994
8885 Sette[2] March 13, 1994
9232 Miretti January 31, 1997
10197 Senigalliesi October 18, 1996
10200 Quadri July 7, 1997
11121 Malpighi September 10, 1996
12035 Ruggieri February 1, 1997
15381 Spadolini September 1, 1997
16761 Hertz October 3, 1996
16766 Righi October 18, 1996
17652 Nepoti November 3, 1996
20081 Occhialini[2] March 12, 1994
21306 Marani December 1, 1996
(24996) 1998 OD1[3] July 20, 1998
25276 Dimai November 15, 1998
26917 Pianoro September 15, 1996
29457 Marcopolo September 25, 1997
33376 Medi February 6, 1999
39699 Ernestocorte October 12, 1996
42747 Fuser September 21, 1998
42748 Andrisani September 21, 1998
43999 Gramigna August 31, 1997
44005 Migliardi September 25, 1997
47038 Majoni November 17, 1998
48737 Cusinato March 8, 1997
58573 Serpieri September 9, 1997
70745 Aleserpieri November 9, 1999
79375 Valetti March 16, 1997
(79826) 1998 WP2 November 17, 1998
96217 Gronchi[1] September 14, 1993
100553 Dariofo 2 April 2, 1997

Vittorio Goretti (born 1939[1]) is an Italian astronomer. He is a prolific discoverer of asteroids at his observatory in Pianoro, on the outskirts of Bologna, Italy.[2]

Vittorio Goretti has discovered 32 main-belt asteroids, nine of them assigned permanent numbers as of April 2011.[3] He is a member of the Cortina Astronomical Association (Associazione Astronomica Cortina)[4] and is also a collaborator with the Minor Planet Center (MPC) at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory monitoring Near-Earth Asteroids brighter than magnitude 18.0 V under the auspices of Division III of the International Astronomical Union at his own Pianoro Observatory (MPC Observatory 610).[2][3] Asteroid 7801 Goretti has been named in his honour.[1]

Goretti is a retired teacher of physics and mathematics at secondary school level in Bologna.[2]

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