Arno Arthur Wachmann

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Asteroids discovered: 3 [1]
1465 Autonoma March 20, 1938 MPC
1501 Baade October 20, 1938 MPC
1586 Thiele February 13, 1939 MPC

Arno Arthur Wachmann (March 8, 1902 – July 24, 1990) was a German astronomer and discoverer of comets and minor planets, who worked for many years at the Bergedorf Observatory in Hamburg.[2][3]

With Arnold Schwassmann he co-discovered the periodic comets 29P/Schwassmann–Wachmann, 31P/Schwassmann–Wachmann and 73P/Schwassmann–Wachmann. The Minor Planet Center credits him with the discovery of 3 asteroids during 1938–1939.[1]

The inner main-belt asteroid 1704 Wachmann was named in his honor (M.P.C. 3933).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Trimble, Virginia; Williams, Thomas; Bracher, Katherine; Jarrell, Richard; Marché, Jordan D.; Ragep, F. Jamil, eds. (2007), "Arno Arthur Wachmann", Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, Springer reference, Springer, p. 1188, ISBN 0387310223. 
  3. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1704) Wachmann. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 135–136. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 20 July 2016.