André Patry

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Minor planets discovered: 9 [1]
1509 Esclangona December 21, 1938 MPC
1510 Charlois February 22, 1939 MPC
1515 Perrotin November 15, 1936 MPC
1516 Henry January 28, 1938 MPC
1539 Borrelly October 29, 1940 MPC
1756 Giacobini December 24, 1937 MPC
1797 Schaumasse November 15, 1936 MPC
3142 Kilopi January 9, 1937 MPC
4162 SAF November 24, 1940 MPC

André Patry (22 November 1902 – 20 June 1960) was a French astronomer and discoverer of 9 minor planets in the late 1930s.[1][2]

Patry was orphaned at a young age, and began working as a 17-year-old at the Nice Observatory in southeastern France. He studied asteroids and discovered several himself. The inner main-belt asteroid 1601 Patry was named in his honor (M.P.C. 2196).[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1601) Patry. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 127. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 

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