Brian P. Roman

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Minor planets discovered: 11 [1]
4490 Bambery July 14, 1988 MPC [1]
4954 Eric September 23, 1990 MPC
(5131) 1990 BG January 21, 1990 MPC [1]
5186 Donalu September 22, 1990 MPC
5588 Jennabelle September 23, 1990 MPC
5620 Jasonwheeler July 19, 1990 MPC [1]
12272 Geddylee September 22, 1990 MPC
19155 Lifeson September 22, 1990 MPC
23469 Neilpeart September 22, 1990 MPC
(24693) 1990 SB2 September 23, 1990 MPC
(29180) 1990 SW1 September 22, 1990 MPC

Brian P. Roman is an American astronomer.[2]

He has co-discovered the periodic comets 111P/Helin–Roman–Crockett, 117P/Helin–Roman–Alu and 132P/Helin–Roman–Alu. Brian Roman is also credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 11 minor planet between 1988 and 1990, including 4954 Eric, a near-Earth asteroid of the Apollo group.[3] All of his discoveries were made at Palomar Observatory, where he also participated in the Planet-Crossing Asteroid Survey.[2]

The main-belt asteroid 4575 Broman, discovered by American astronomer Eleanor Helin in 1987, was named in his honour.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (4575) Broman. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 394. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "4954 Eric (1990 SQ)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 

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