Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwassmann

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Minor planets discovered: 22 [1]
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Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwassmann (March 25, 1870 – January 19, 1964) was a German astronomer and a discoverer of 22 minor planets and 4 comets, who worked at AOP in Potsdam and at Bergedorf Observatory in Hamburg.[2]

He was co-discoverer with Arno Arthur Wachmann of the periodic comets 29P/Schwassmann–Wachmann, 31P/Schwassmann–Wachmann and 73P/Schwassmann–Wachmann, and with Arno Arthur Wachmann and Leslie Peltier of the non-periodic comet C/1930 D1 (Peltier–Schwassmann–Wachmann).

The main-belt asteroid 989 Schwassmannia, discovered by himself in 1922, was later named in his honor (H 94).[2]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

435 Ella 11 September 1898 list[A]
436 Patricia 13 September 1898 list[A]
442 Eichsfeldia 15 February 1899 list[A]
443 Photographica 17 February 1899 list[A]
446 Aeternitas 27 October 1899 list[A]
447 Valentine 27 October 1899 list[A]
448 Natalie 27 October 1899 list[A]
449 Hamburga 31 October 1899 list[A]
450 Brigitta 10 October 1899 list[A]
454 Mathesis 28 March 1900 list
455 Bruchsalia 22 May 1900 list[A]
456 Abnoba 4 June 1900 list[A]
457 Alleghenia 15 September 1900 list[A]
458 Hercynia 21 September 1900 list[A]
905 Universitas 30 October 1918 list
906 Repsolda 30 October 1918 list
912 Maritima 27 April 1919 list
947 Monterosa 8 February 1921 list
989 Schwassmannia 18 November 1922 list
1192 Prisma 17 March 1931 list
1303 Luthera 16 March 1928 list
1310 Villigera 28 February 1932 list
Co-discovery made with:
A M. F. Wolf

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (989) Schwassmannia. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 86. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 5 July 2016.