Carl W. Hergenrother

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Minor planets discovered: 32 [1]
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Carl William Hergenrother (born 1973) is an American astronomer and discoverer of minor planets and comets.[2][3]

As credited by the Minor Planet Center, he has discovered and co-discovered 32 numbered asteroids at the Bigelow Sky Survey during 1993–1999.[1] He has also discovered a number of comets including the long-period comet, C/1996 R1 (Hergenrother-Spahr), and three periodic comets, 168P/Hergenrother, 175P/Hergenrother and P/1999 V1 (Catalina). He is also a member of the science and operations team of the 2016-launched OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, a sample return mission to study near-Earth asteroid 101955 Bennu.[2]

The outer main-belt asteroid 3099 Hergenrother was named in his honor on 3 May 1996 (M.P.C. 27124).[3][4]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

6533 Giuseppina 24 February 1995 list
6613 Williamcarl 2 June 1994 list
7488 Robertpaul 27 May 1995 list
7489 Oribe 26 June 1995 list
7707 Yes 17 April 1993 list
7887 Bratfest 18 September 1993 list
7959 Alysecherri 2 August 1994 list
8109 Danielwilliam 25 February 1995 list
8711 Lukeasher 5 June 1994 list
(10571) 1994 LA1 5 June 1994 list
12396 Amyphillips 24 February 1995 list
12789 Salvadoraguirre 14 October 1995 list
(13186) 1996 UM 18 October 1996 list
(16712) 1995 SW29 30 September 1995 list
(24888) 1996 XS23 8 December 1996 list
(26916) 1996 RR2 13 September 1996 list
(32925) 1995 KF 24 May 1995 list
(35285) 1996 TR5 6 October 1996 list
(37652) 1994 JS1 4 May 1994 list[A]
(37744) 1996 XU14 8 December 1996 list
(39642) 1995 KO1 26 May 1995 list
44192 Paulguttman 18 June 1998 list
55844 Bičák 12 September 1996 list
(69406) 1995 SX48 30 September 1995 list
(85316) 1995 BA4 28 January 1995 list[B]
(85343) 1995 SX53 30 September 1995 list
(118231) 1996 XQ18 8 December 1996 list
(121725) 1999 XX143 13 December 1999 list
(173176) 1997 KO 29 May 1997 list
(306387) 1994 GR8 5 April 1994 list[B]
(350455) 1997 SB5 27 September 1997 list
(369982) 1998 BL10 20 January 1998 list
Co-discovery made with:
A T. B. Spahr
B S. M. Larson

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Get to Know a Staff Scientist: Carl Hergenrother". Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona. Retrieved 8 March 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (3099) Hergenrother. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 255. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 

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