Álvaro López-García

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Minor planets discovered: 71 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Álvaro López-García (born 1941) is a Spanish astronomer, professor of astronomy at University of Valencia and director of the Valencia University Observatory.[2][3]

He is a specialist in astrometry and the dynamics of minor planets, and has discovered numerous of these bodies since the early 1980s, mostly in collaboration with astronomers Henri Debehogne, Rafael Pacheco and Cyril Cavadore.[1]

The main-belt asteroid 4657 Lopez, discovered by Nikolai Chernykh in 1979, was named in his honor.[3]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

(5755) 1992 OP7 20 July 1992 list[A]
(7880) 1992 OM7 19 July 1992 list[A]
(8376) 1992 OZ9 30 July 1992 list[A]
(9195) 1992 OF9 26 July 1992 list[A]
9453 Mallorca 19 March 1998 list[B]
(10800) 1992 OM8 22 July 1992 list[A]
(11297) 1992 PP6 5 August 1992 list[A]
11350 Teresa 29 August 1997 list[B]
11538 Brunico 22 July 1992 list[A]
13424 Margalida 8 November 1999 list[B]
(13556) 1992 OY7 21 July 1992 list[A]
(13558) 1992 PR6 5 August 1992 list[A]
(13981) 1992 OT9 28 July 1992 list[A]
14097 Capdepera 11 August 1997 list[B]
14967 Madrid 6 August 1997 list[B]
16852 Nuredduna 21 December 1997 list[B]
(17510) 1992 PD6 1 August 1992 list[A]
(19506) 1998 MN4 18 June 1998 list[B]
(19756) 2000 EW50 9 March 2000 list[B]
(21654) 1999 PZ 5 August 1999 list[B]
(22526) 1998 FV15 22 March 1998 list[B]
(23700) 1997 OZ 25 July 1997 list[B]
25001 Pacheco 31 July 1998 list
(25010) 1998 PL1 14 August 1998 list[B]
(26965) 1997 RW2 3 September 1997 list[B]
27952 Atapuerca 11 August 1997 list[B]
(29452) 1997 RV2 3 September 1997 list[B]
(29453) 1997 RU6 5 September 1997 list[B]
(31102) 1997 NP2 4 July 1997 list[B]
(31103) 1997 OE2 29 July 1997 list[B]
(31116) 1997 QM4 29 August 1997 list[B]
(31651) 1999 HH2 19 April 1999 list[B]
(31782) 1999 KM6 21 May 1999 list[B]
35725 Tramuntana 27 March 1999 list[B]
(37777) 1997 GE32 12 April 1997 list[B]
(39559) 1992 OL8 22 July 1992 list[A]
(40039) 1998 KW26 21 May 1998 list[B]
(41058) 1999 VC24 8 November 1999 list[B]
(44906) 1999 VF23 8 November 1999 list[B]
(47096) 1999 AX25 15 January 1999 list[B]
(48860) 1998 HG24 24 April 1998 list[B]
(48961) 1998 QS26 22 August 1998 list[B]
(55866) 1997 PV4 11 August 1997 list[B]
(56216) 1999 HJ2 19 April 1999 list[B]
(58565) 1997 OC2 29 July 1997 list[B]
(58720) 1998 DD11 19 February 1998 list[B]
(59495) 1999 JB6 6 May 1999 list[B]
(66007) 1998 PO 3 August 1998 list
(66175) 1998 WD4 20 November 1998 list[B]
(69556) 1997 SA31 27 September 1997 list[B]
(74090) 1998 QU 18 August 1998 list[B]
(74566) 1999 NE5 10 July 1999 list[B]
(75078) 1999 VG23 8 November 1999 list[B]
(79401) 1997 HT2 25 April 1997 list[B]
(79425) 1997 OA1 25 July 1997 list[B]
(85648) 1998 PF1 11 August 1998 list
(100753) 1998 FN1 19 March 1998 list[B]
(102618) 1999 VJ23 8 November 1999 list[B]
(129586) 1997 TE18 3 October 1997 list[B]
(129649) 1998 MM4 18 June 1998 list[B]
(137507) 1999 VH23 8 November 1999 list[B]
(147367) 2003 CA20 9 February 2003 list[B]
(152638) 1997 OD2 29 July 1997 list[B]
(152827) 1999 VA24 8 November 1999 list[B]
(178383) 1997 PD4 5 August 1997 list[B]
(189422) 1997 OB2 29 July 1997 list[B]
(200129) 1997 SZ30 27 September 1997 list[B]
(221994) 1997 PT4 11 August 1997 list[B]
(231764) 1999 VB24 8 November 1999 list[B]
(243580) 1997 PG1 5 August 1997 list[B]
378721 Thizy 27 August 2008 list[C]
Co-discovery made with:
A H. Debehogne
B R. Pacheco
C C. Cavadore

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Alvaro Lopez Garcia - Universitat de València". Edifici Instituts d'Investigació. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (4657) Lopez. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 401. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 21 February 2017.