David L. Rabinowitz
|David Lincoln Rabinowitz|
David Lincoln Rabinowitz working at the NEAT-Project
|Born||1960 (age 57–58)|
|Alma mater||Yale University|
University of Chicago
|Known for||Co-discoverer of the new population of dwarf planets in the outer solar system|
|Institutions||Yale University's Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics|
University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
David Rabinowitz has built CCD cameras and software for the detection of near-Earth and Kuiper belt objects, and his research has helped reduce the assumed number of near-Earth asteroids larger than 1 km by half, from 1,000–2,000 to 500–1,000 He has also assisted in the detection of distant solar system objects, supernovae, and quasars, thereby helping to understand the origin and evolution of the solar system and the dark energy driving the accelerated expansion of the universe.
Collaborating with Michael Brown and Chad Trujillo of the Quasar Equatorial Survey Team, he has participated in the discovery of several plutoids such as 90377 Sedna (possibly the first known inner Oort cloud object), 90482 Orcus, Eris (more massive than Pluto), Haumea, and Makemake, although he would not get credit for Haumea.
Together with Tom Gehrels of the University of Arizona and his Spacewatch team, Rabinowitz discovered or co-discovered other astronomical objects including 5145 Pholus – a Centaur, credited by the MPC to Spacewatch– and the unnumbered Apollo near-Earth object 1991 BA, which remains uncredited..
Awards and honors
List of discovered minor planets
|90377 Sedna||14 November 2003||list [A][B]|
|90482 Orcus||17 February 2004||list [A][B]|
|(120178) 2003 OP32||26 July 2003||list [A][B]|
|(120348) 2004 TY364||3 October 2004||list [A][B]|
|136199 Eris||21 October 2003||list [A][B]|
|136472 Makemake||31 March 2005||list [A][B]|
|(175113) 2004 PF115||7 August 2004||list [A][B]|
|(187661) 2007 JG43||10 May 2007||list [C][A]|
|(225088) 2007 OR10||17 July 2007||list [C][A]|
|(305543) 2008 QY40||25 August 2008||list [C][A]|
|(312645) 2010 EP65||9 March 2010||list [D]|
|(316179) 2010 EN65||7 March 2010||list [D]|
|(349933) 2009 YF7||19 December 2009||list|
|(353222) 2009 YD7||16 December 2009||list|
|(382004) 2010 RM64||9 September 2010||list [C][D]|
|(386723) 2009 YE7||17 December 2009||list|
|(445473) 2010 VZ98||11 November 2010||list [C][D]|
|(471136) 2010 EO65||9 March 2010||list [D]|
|(471137) 2010 ET65||13 March 2010||list [D]|
|(471149) 2010 FB49||17 March 2010||list [D]|
|(471150) 2010 FC49||18 March 2010||list [D]|
|(471151) 2010 FD49||19 March 2010||list [D]|
|(471152) 2010 FE49||19 March 2010||list [D]|
|(471155) 2010 GF65||14 April 2010||list [D]|
|(471172) 2010 JC80||12 May 2010||list [D]|
|(471196) 2010 PK66||14 August 2010||list [C][D]|
|(471210) 2010 VW11||3 November 2010||list [C][D]|
|(496816) 1989 UP||27 October 1989||list [E]|
|(499522) 2010 PL66||14 August 2010||list [C][D]|
|(504555) 2008 SO266||24 September 2008||list [C][A]|
|(523618) 2007 RT15||11 September 2007||list [C][A]|
|(523629) 2008 SP266||26 September 2008||list [C][A]|
|Co-discovery made with:|
A M. E. Brown
B C. Trujillo
C M. E. Schwamb
D S. Tourtellotte
E J. V. Scotti
1992AD is with a comet-like orbit of 92.26 years without a tail, which orbits between Saturn and Neptune. It was discovered by Rabinowitz in 1992 and was officially named Pholus. Another body that he discovered in 1993 was named Nessus with an orbit of 123.2 years. This one orbits between Saturn and Pluto.
- "David Rabinowitz overview". Archived from the original on 2005-11-06.
- Jane Platt (12 January 2000). "Asteroid population count slashed". NASA. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
- David Whitehouse (3 March 2004). "New world found far beyond Pluto". BBC NEWS - Science/Nature. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
- Brown, Michael E.; Schaller, Emily L. (June 2007). "The Mass of Dwarf Planet Eris" (PDF). Science. 316 (5831): 1585. Bibcode:2007Sci...316.1585B. doi:10.1126/science.1139415. PMID 17569855. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
- Brown, M. E.; Bouchez, A. H.; Rabinowitz, D.; Sari, R.; Trujillo, C. A.; van Dam, M.; et al. (October 2005). "Keck Observatory Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics Discovery and Characterization of a Satellite to the Large Kuiper Belt Object 2003 EL61" (PDF). The Astrophysical Journal. 632 (1): L45–L48. Bibcode:2005ApJ...632L..45B. doi:10.1086/497641. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
- Mike Baldwin. "Eris: dwarf planet larger than Pluto". memphisgeology. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
- "Pholus (minor planet 5145)". David Darling. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
- "5145 Pholus (1992 AD)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
- "1991 BA". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
- Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (5040) Rabinowitz. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 434. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
- "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 28 September 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
- Life After Grief: An Astrological Guide to Dealing with Loss, by Darrelyn Gunzburg, 2004