C. Michelle Olmstead

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Minor planets discovered: 46 [1]
(5633) 1978 UL7 October 27, 1978
(6360) 1978 UA7 October 27, 1978
(7510) 1978 UF6 October 27, 1978
(7914) 1978 UW7 October 27, 1978
(8363) 1990 RV September 13, 1990
(10998) 1978 UN4 October 27, 1978
(11447) 1978 UL4 October 27, 1978
(13907) 1977 RS17 September 9, 1977
(14319) 1978 US5 October 27, 1978
(14320) 1978 UV7 October 27, 1978
(14798) 1978 UW4 October 27, 1978
(17359) 1978 UP4 October 27, 1978
(17360) 1978 UX5 October 27, 1978
(17361) 1978 UF7 October 27, 1978
(19085) 1978 UR4 October 27, 1978
(23407) 1977 RG19 September 9, 1977
(23412) 1978 UN5 October 27, 1978
(24612) 1978 UE6 October 27, 1978
(27661) 1978 UK6 October 27, 1978
(27662) 1978 UK7 October 27, 1978
(29184) 1990 SL10 September 17, 1990
(30819) 1990 RL2 September 15, 1990
(32736) 1978 UE5 October 27, 1978
(32737) 1978 UZ6 October 27, 1978
(39470) 1978 UB7 October 27, 1978
(39471) 1978 UF8 October 27, 1978
(43726) 1978 UJ5 October 27, 1978
(48382) 1978 UC6 October 27, 1978
(52232) 1978 UY4 October 27, 1978
(52233) 1978 UQ5 October 27, 1978
(52234) 1978 UX7 October 27, 1978
(55721) 1978 UX4 October 27, 1978
(69232) 1978 UJ4 October 27, 1978
(69233) 1978 UL6 October 27, 1978
(73643) 1978 UA5 October 27, 1978
(73644) 1978 UD7 October 27, 1978
(85175) 1990 RS September 13, 1990
(90674) 1978 UD5 October 27, 1978
(90675) 1978 UQ6 October 27, 1978
(96158) 1978 UE8 October 27, 1978
(99955) 1978 UM5 October 27, 1978
(192281) 1978 UC7 October 27, 1978

C. Michelle Olmstead (born 1969) is an American astronomer and computer scientist.[2]

She is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 46 asteroids for the period between 1977 and 1990. She has also co-discovered 127P/Holt-Olmstead, a periodic comet. The minor planet 3287 Olmstead, a Mars-crosser asteroid discovered by astronomer Schelte J. Bus in 1981, was named in her honour.[2]

When Olmsead was an undergraduate at Northern Arizona University in the early 1990s, she participated in several asteroid astrometry programs and made measurements using the existing survey work.[2] Her lowest numbered discovery, (5633) 1978 UL7, officially discovered at Palomar Observatory in 1978, and presumably taken on photographic plates by Tom Gehrels shortly after the last Palomar–Leiden Survey campaign, had its discovering astrometric observation published on 12 September 1992 (M.P.C. 20706).[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (3287) Olmstead. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 274. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "5633 (1978 UL7)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 28 June 2016.