Alan C. Gilmore

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Asteroids discovered: 42 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Alan Charles Gilmore (born 1944 in Greymouth, New Zealand) is a New Zealand astronomer and a discoverer of minor planets and other astronomical objects.[2][3]

He is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 41 minor planets, all but one in collaboration with his wife Pamela M. Kilmartin. Both astronomers are also active nova- and comet-hunters.

Gilmore works at Mount John University Observatory and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He is also a member of the Organizing Committee of IAU Commission 6, which oversees the dissemination of information and the assignment of credit for astronomical discoveries. The Commission still bears the name "Astronomical Telegrams", even though telegrams are no longer used.

On 2007 August 30, Gilmore discovered his first periodic comet, P/2007 Q2.[4]

The Eunomia asteroid 2537 Gilmore was named in his honor,[3] while his wife is honored with the outer main-belt asteroid 3907 Kilmartin.[5]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

2434 Bateson May 27, 1981
3087 Beatrice Tinsley August 30, 1981
3152 Jones June 7, 1983
3305 Ceadams May 21, 1985
3400 Aotearoa April 2, 1981
3521 Comrie June 26, 1982
3563 Canterbury March 23, 1985
3810 Aoraki February 20, 1985
4154 Rumsey July 10, 1985
4243 Nankivell April 4, 1981
4248 Ranald April 23, 1984
4409 Kissling June 30, 1989
4819 Gifford May 24, 1985
4837 Bickerton June 30, 1989
(5207) 1988 HE April 15, 1988
(5251) 1985 KA May 18, 1985
(5311) 1981 GD1 April 3, 1981
(5718) 1983 PB August 4, 1983
(5763) 1982 MA June 23, 1982
(5818) 1989 RC1 September 5, 1989
(5898) 1985 KE May 23, 1985
(5906) 1989 SN5 September 24, 1989
(6034) 1987 JA May 5, 1987
(6142) 1993 FP March 23, 1993
(7432) 1993 HL5 April 23, 1993
(8481) 1988 LH June 14, 1988
(8884) 1994 CM2 February 12, 1994
(9018) 1987 JG May 5, 1987
(9750) 1989 NE1 July 8, 1989
(11080) 1993 FO March 23, 1993
(13510) 1989 OL July 29, 1989
(13511) 1989 RD1 September 5, 1989
(13552) 1992 GA April 4, 1992
(15712) 1989 RN2 September 1, 1989
(18340) 1989 OM July 29, 1989
(21130) 1993 FN March 23, 1993
(30945) 1994 GW9 April 14, 1994
(48501) 1993 FM March 23, 1993
(58158) 1989 RA September 1, 1989
(65718) 1993 FL March 23, 1993
(214416) 2005 PK [Z] August 2, 2005
(422979) 2003 PX10 August 4, 2003
z not co-discovered with P. M. Kilmartin

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Professor Alan Gilmore at University of Canterbury". University of Canterburry. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2537) Gilmore. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 207. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Comet P/2007 Q2 (Gilmore), IAUC 8865
  5. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (3907) Kilmartin. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 332. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 

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