Carlos Torres (astronomer)

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Minor planets discovered: 37 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Carlos Torres (1929–2011) was a Chilean astronomer of the University of Chile and an individual member of the International Astronomical Union on several commissions.[2] Between 1968 and 1982, he discovered or co-discovered a number of asteroids from the University of Chile's Cerro El Roble Astronomical Station.[1][3] Together with Spanish astronomer Carlos Guillermo Torres (1910–1965), he was honored with the naming of asteroid 1769 Carlostorres.[4]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

1973 Colocolo 18 July 1968 list[A]
1974 Caupolican 18 July 1968 list[A]
1992 Galvarino 18 July 1968 list[A]
2028 Janequeo 18 July 1968 list[A]
2282 Andrés Bello 22 March 1974 list
2518 Rutllant 22 March 1974 list
2654 Ristenpart 18 July 1968 list[A]
2741 Valdivia 1 December 1975 list[B]
2784 Domeyko 15 April 1975 list
2858 Carlosporter 1 December 1975 list[B]
2976 Lautaro 22 April 1974 list
3050 Carrera 13 July 1972 list
3361 Orpheus 24 April 1982 list
3922 Heather 26 September 1971 list
3970 Herran 28 June 1979 list
4269 Bogado 22 March 1974 list
4853 Marielukac 28 June 1979 list
4878 Gilhutton 18 July 1968 list[A]
4881 Robmackintosh 1 December 1975 list
5569 Colby 22 March 1974 list
5659 Vergara 18 July 1968 list[A]
6217 Kodai 1 December 1975 list[B]
(6888) 1971 BD3 27 January 1971 list[C]
(6889) 1971 RA 15 September 1971 list[C]
(6940) 1972 HL1 19 April 1972 list
(7045) 1974 FJ 22 March 1974 list
(7151) 1971 SX3 26 September 1971 list
(7975) 1974 FD 22 March 1974 list
(8605) 1968 OH 18 July 1968 list[A]
9917 Keynes 26 June 1979 list
(10993) 1975 XF 1 December 1975 list[B]
(12660) 1975 NC 15 July 1975 list[B]
(16352) 1974 FF 22 March 1974 list
(17350) 1968 OJ 18 July 1968 list[A]
(27655) 1968 OK 18 July 1968 list[A]
(29079) 1975 XD 1 December 1975 list[B]
43722 Carloseduardo 18 July 1968 list[A]
Co-discovery made with:
A S. Cofré
B S. Barros
C J.-M. Petit

Selected publications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 28 December 2015. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Kronk, Gary W. (1984). Comets: a descriptive catalog. Enslow Publishers. pp. 193, 208, 211. ISBN 978-0-89490-071-6. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Wroblewski, H.; Torres, C.; Barros, S. (June 1977). "Minor Planets Positions". Pulicaciones Departmento de Astronomia Universidad de Chile Vol. II (7). Bibcode:1977PDAUC...2..215W. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "1769 Carlostorres (1966 QP)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 15 March 2018. 

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