Warren B. Offutt

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Asteroids discovered: 17
(12438) 1996 CZ February 9, 1996
(23702) 1997 QE1 August 28, 1997
(39672) 1996 BF1 January 22, 1996
(43997) 1997 QX August 29, 1997
(46695) 1997 CX13 February 4, 1997
(58469) 1996 RC September 7, 1996
(58484) 1996 TO3 October 8, 1996
(73900) 1997 FD March 19, 1997
(73966) 1997 XG10 December 6, 1997
(85473) 1997 LV5 June 12, 1997
(85547) 1997 XF10 December 5, 1997
(100598) 1997 QO1 August 31, 1997
(100695) 1997 YK11 December 28, 1997
(118215) 1996 BN1 January 24, 1996
(155411) 1996 DG3 February 28, 1996
(239810) 1997 EC26 March 11, 1997
(382427) 1999 CF3 February 9, 1999

Warren B. Offutt (born 1928) is an American astronomer.

He has discovered a number of asteroids. The International Astronomical Union named minor planet 7639 Offutt after him just before his 70th birthday in 1998.[1]

He has notably collaborated with professional astronomers in observing Kuiper belt objects (KBOs). In 1999 he won the Amateur Achievement Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.[2]

He operates the W & B Observatory (IAU code 709) in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, in the Sacramento Mountains, at an altitude of 2500 m (8300 ft).[3]

Offutt and his wife, Beverly (since deceased), moved from Illinois to New Mexico when he retired from engineering, specializing in precision astrometry of faint solar system objects.

In 1997, Offutt helped with three more major discoveries, among them confirmation of a then-newly discovered moon of Uranus, Sycorax.

Offutt is also an amateur radio operator.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JPL Small Body Database Browser". Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  2. ^ "Astronomical Society of the Pacific". Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
  3. ^ "IAU List of Observatories". Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
Preceded by
Albert F. A. L. Jones
Amateur Achievement Award of Astronomical Society of the Pacific
1999
Succeeded by
Paul Boltwood