Christian Pollas

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Asteroids discovered: 26 [1]
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Christian Pollas (b. 1947) is a French astronomer an discoverer of minor planets and observer of Supernovae.[2]

He is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 26 asteroids,[1] some co-discovered with Eric W. Elst, including notably the three near-Earh asteroids (65679) 1989 UQ, 4179 Toutatis and 9950 ESA, which belong to the Aten, Apollo and Amor group of asteroids, respectively.[3][4][5]

The main-belt asteroid 4892 Chrispollas is named in his honor.[2]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

4179 Toutatis January 4, 1989
5164 Mullo November 20, 1984
7296 Lamarck[1] August 8, 1992
8009 Béguin January 25, 1989
9950 ESA November 8, 1990
14015 Senancour[1] January 16, 1994
14016 Steller[1] January 16, 1994
(16403) 1984 WJ1 November 20, 1984
16674 Birkeland[1] January 16, 1994
(17562) 1994 BG4[1] January 16, 1994
(19241) 1994 BH4[1] January 16, 1994
29311 Lesire[1] January 16, 1994
30936 Basra[1] January 16, 1994
30937 Bashkirtseff[1] January 16, 1994
30938 Montmartre[1] January 16, 1994
(30939) 1994 BE4[1] January 16, 1994
(32772) 1986 JL May 11, 1986
(37644) 1994 BN3[1] January 16, 1994
(42501) 1992 YC December 17, 1992
(42521) 1994 BO3[1] January 16, 1994
(43846) 1993 PV8[1] August 15, 1993
(48564) 1994 BL3[1] January 16, 1994
(52413) 1994 BF4[1] January 16, 1994
(65679) 1989 UQ October 26, 1989
(136745) 1995 WL8 November 29, 1995
(173134) 1994 YP2 December 27, 1994
1 co-discovery with E. W. Elst

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (4892) Chrispollas. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 422. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "65679 (1989 UQ)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (4179) Toutatis. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 357–358. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (9950) ESA, Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 49. ISBN 978-3-540-34361-5. Retrieved 15 August 2016.