Augusto Testa

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Minor planets discovered: 31 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Augusto Testa (born 1950) is an Italian amateur astronomer and a discoverer of minor planets, observing at the Sormano Astronomical Observatory in northern Italy. According to the Minor Planet Center, he has discovered numerous asteroids during 1994–2000, all of them in collaboration with other astronomers (see table legend).[1] In recognition of his achievements, the main-belt asteroid 11667 Testa, discovered by Luciano Tesi and Andrea Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese Observatory in 1997, was named after him.[2]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

7848 Bernasconi 22 February 1996 list[A]
8111 Hoepli 2 April 1995 list[B]
13777 Cielobuio 20 October 1998 list[A]
14103 Manzoni 1 October 1997 list[C]
(17560) 1994 AD3 14 January 1994 list[D]
(17740) 1998 BC19 27 January 1998 list[E]
18542 Broglio 29 December 1996 list[F]
19287 Paronelli 22 February 1996 list[A]
(22500) 1997 OJ 26 July 1997 list[C]
(24861) 1996 DE1 22 February 1996 list[E]
27855 Giorgilli 4 January 1995 list[F]
(29424) 1997 BV4 29 January 1997 list[G]
(31244) 1998 DG11 19 February 1998 list[C]
(32941) 1995 UY4 24 October 1995 list[H]
33035 Pareschi 27 September 1997 list[A]
(33049) 1997 UF5 25 October 1997 list[C]
(37734) 1996 UR3 30 October 1996 list[B]
(39654) 1995 UP 19 October 1995 list[B]
43993 Mariola 26 July 1997 list[C]
(48841) 1998 BB19 27 January 1998 list[E]
(69573) 1998 BQ26 28 January 1998 list[C]
79472 Chiorny 6 January 1998 list[G]
(79847) 1998 XY2 7 December 1998 list[F]
(85433) 1997 CJ22 13 February 1997 list[A]
(97356) 2000 AY27 5 January 2000 list[G]
(100711) 1998 BD19 27 January 1998 list[E]
(120679) 1997 BW4 29 January 1997 list[G]
(185688) 1997 CC6 6 February 1997 list[A]
185733 Luigicolzani 28 November 1998 list[A]
(219091) 1998 RF3 15 September 1998 list[C]
(282034) 1995 UO 19 October 1995 list[B]
Co-discovery made with:
A M. Cavagna
B V. Giuliani
C P. Sicoli
D C. Gualdoni
E P. Ghezzi
F F. Manca
G P. Chiavenna
H G. Ventre

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (11667) Testa. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 766. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 4 November 2016.