Erwin Schwab

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Minor planets discovered: 87 [1]
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Erwin Schwab (born 1964) is a German amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets, who works at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, near Darmstadt, Germany.[2][3][4] He has discovered and co-discovered more than 80 asteroids[1] from the Starkenburg (611), Tzec Maun (D25) and Taunus observatories (B01).

Biography[edit]

Schwab was born in Heppenheim,[3][5] where he started observing minor planets at the Starkenburg Observatory in 1981.[6]

Honors and awards[edit]

The Observatorio Astronómico de La Sagra in Spain has named the main-belt asteroid 185638 Erwinschwab in his honour.[2][7][8]

Discoveries[edit]

One which he discovered is named after his parents, Elfriede and Erwin Schwab.[9] Schwab has discovered asteroids at Starkenburg, Tzec Maun[10] as well as at the Taunus Observatory.[1] Some minor planet are named for German cities such as 204852 Frankfurt, 241418 Darmstadt, and 243440 Colonia (Cologne), while the Jupiter-trojans 192220 Oicles and 221917 Opites are named after figures from Greek mythology. He also co-discovered 2009 DM45, an unnumbered Apollo asteroid and potentially hazardous object.[11]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

192220 Oicles 14 September 2007 list[A]
204852 Frankfurt 15 September 2007 list[A]
204873 FAIR 17 September 2007 list[A]
207687 Senckenberg 12 September 2007 list[A]
207901 Tzecmaun 28 October 2008 list
216390 Binnig 14 February 2008 list[A]
216433 Milianleo 19 February 2009 list
221917 Opites 26 September 2008 list[B]
224831 Neeffisis 27 November 2006 list[A]
241418 Darmstadt 31 October 2008 list
243109 Hansludwig 12 September 2007 list[B]
243440 Colonia 17 March 2009 list[B]
243536 Mannheim 15 March 2010 list
256813 Marburg 11 February 2008 list[A]
(263391) 2008 DA 16 February 2008 list[A]
263932 Speyer 22 April 2009 list
264020 Stuttgart 17 August 2009 list
274020 Skywalker 12 September 2007 list[B]
(274835) 2009 QC11 22 August 2009 list
278141 Tatooine 15 February 2007 list[B]
(278417) 2007 RR146 14 September 2007 list[A]
(279037) 2008 VU13 8 November 2008 list
281140 Trier 16 February 2007 list[A]
(281661) 2008 VW13 8 November 2008 list
(283117) 2008 VU 1 November 2008 list
283142 Weena 29 December 2008 list[A]
(284941) 2010 EB21 9 March 2010 list[A]
(295476) 2008 QN23 29 August 2008 list[A]
295565 Hannover 27 September 2008 list[B]
(295987) 2008 YA66 29 December 2008 list[A]
(296362) 2009 FU25 21 March 2009 list[A]
(296530) 2009 OV9 28 July 2009 list
301061 Egelsbach 28 October 2008 list
301394 Bensheim 23 February 2009 list
(301625) 2010 EC21 9 March 2010 list[A]
(309274) 2007 RB133 15 September 2007 list[A]
(309911) 2009 FG2 17 March 2009 list[A]
(312558) 2009 GC 2 April 2009 list[A]
(315251) 2007 SJ11 16 September 2007 list[A]
316042 Tilofranz 19 April 2009 list
(325557) 2009 SK101 22 September 2009 list[A]
325558 Guyane 24 September 2009 list
328477 Eckstein 21 April 2009 list
(332633) 2008 UK4 24 October 2008 list
336698 Melbourne 5 February 2010 list
(342277) 2008 TE10 8 October 2008 list
343000 Ijontichy 29 January 2009 list[C]
(343138) 2009 FG32 28 March 2009 list
(343323) 2010 CP1 8 February 2010 list
343444 Halluzinelle 7 March 2010 list[B]
(343981) 2011 LA27 7 March 2010 list[B]
(346865) 2009 FJ3 17 March 2009 list[C]
(347020) 2010 EV20 7 March 2010 list[B]
(352162) 2007 RV15 12 September 2007 list[A]
(352705) 2008 SC152 28 September 2008 list[A]
(352945) 2009 BL10 21 January 2009 list
(356104) 2009 FC4 18 March 2009 list[B]
(365243) 2009 MV7 25 June 2009 list
367436 Siena 27 September 2008 list[B]
(369134) 2008 RG79 8 September 2008 list[C]
(369297) 2009 SW20 23 September 2009 list[B]
(371868) 2008 CQ21 7 February 2008 list[C]
(375156) 2008 CZ116 11 February 2008 list[A]
(375668) 2009 FW1 17 March 2009 list[A]
376084 Annettepeter 3 November 2010 list
378214 Sauron 14 January 2007 list[A]
(378791) 2008 SQ84 27 September 2008 list[A]
378917 Stefankarge 28 October 2008 list
379155 Volkerheinrich 18 August 2009 list
(384539) 2010 EA21 9 March 2010 list[A]
(389280) 2009 HQ46 20 April 2009 list[A]
389293 Hasubick 19 May 2009 list
(400775) 2010 EK21 9 March 2010 list[A]
(410193) 2007 RG133 15 September 2007 list[A]
(410965) 2009 TG4 13 October 2009 list
(414309) 2008 RF79 8 September 2008 list[A]
(414444) 2009 FC2 17 March 2009 list[A]
(418444) 2008 QM23 29 August 2008 list[A]
418532 Saruman 27 September 2008 list[C]
(435797) 2008 VM4 4 November 2008 list
(450981) 2008 SM84 27 September 2008 list[B]
(457752) 2009 HK68 27 April 2009 list
458063 Gustavomuler 21 December 2009 list
(462765) 2010 EN12 8 March 2010 list[B]
(484791) 2009 DS 18 February 2009 list[A]
(485065) 2010 EH21 9 March 2010 list[A]
(494998) 2010 JR31 5 May 2010 list
Co-discovery made with:
A R. Kling
B S. Karge
C U. Zimmer

Works[edit]

  • Kleinplaneten-Entdeckungen in Deutschland (German). Epubli Verlag, Berlin 2016, ISBN 978-3-741-80915-6.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 28 September 2017. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b "185638 Erwinschwab (2008 EU7)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Neuer Asteroid entdeckt: Planet Darmstadt" (New asteroid discovered: Planet Darmstadt), Frankfurter Rundschau 4 August 2010 (in German)
  4. ^ FAIR Newsletter No.15, April 2010, Page 10
  5. ^ Sabine Schiner, "'Darmstadt' schwebt zwischen Mars und Jupiter" ("Darmstadt" orbits between Mars and Jupiter), Darmstädter Echo 4 August 2010 (in German)
  6. ^ Letter from International Astronomical Union
  7. ^ Minor Planet Circular # 66244, published 7 June 2009.
  8. ^ Names given to LSSS asteroid discoveries: Erwinschwab, Observatorio Astronómico de La Sagra, minorplanets.org, 25 February 2010, retrieved 13 August 2010.
  9. ^ Kleinplaneten-Namen, Starkenburg Observatory, 28 June 2010, retrieved 13 August 2010.
  10. ^ Asteroid Astrometry and Reporting, Tzec Maun Observatory wiki.
  11. ^ Minor Planet Electronic Circulars 2009-D81

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