Eric Walter Elst
|Minor planetss discovered: 3866 
selection of some notable bodies
|4486 Mithra [A]||22 September 1987||Apollo asteroid|
|4492 Debussy||17 September 1988||binary asteroid|
|7968 Elst-Pizarro [B]||14 July 1996||also a comet|
|9936 Al-Biruni||8 August 1986||outer main-belt|
|12838 Adamsmith||9 March 1997||Koronis family|
|13058 Alfredstevens||19 November 1990||Vestian|
|13070 Seanconnery||8 September 1991||inner main-belt|
|13963 Euphrates||3 August 1991||2:1 resonance w/ Jupiter|
|15268 Wendelinefroger||18 November 1990||binary asteroid|
|21088 Chelyabinsk||30 January 1992||Amor asteroid|
|A co-discovered with Vladimir Georgiev Shkodrov
B co-discovered with Guido Pizarro
Eric Walter Elst (b. 1936) is a Belgian astronomer at the Observatory at the Royal Observatory of Belgium in Uccle and a prolific discoverer of asteroids. The Minor Planet Center ranks him 8th for a total of more than 3,700 minor planets discovered at ESO's La Silla Observatory in northern Chile and at the Rozhen Observatory in Bulgaria during 1986–2002.
- "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
- Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (3936) Elst. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 335. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
- "LCDB Data for (3936) Elst". Asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB). Retrieved 17 February 2016.
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