Grigory Neujmin

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Minor planets discovered: 74 [1]
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Grigory Nikolayevich Neujmin (Russian: Григорий Николаевич Неуймин; January 3 1886 [O.S. December 22, 1885]–December 17, 1946) was a Russian astronomer and discoverer of minor planets and comets at the Pulkovo and Simeiz Observatories during the first half of the 20th century.[2]

He is credited with the discovery of 74 asteroids,[1] and notably 951 Gaspra[3] and 762 Pulcova. The Minor Planet Center credits his discoveries under the name G. N. Neujmin, and his surname appears this way in the literature. However, the modern English transliteration of his name would be Neuymin.

He also discovered or co-discovered a seven of periodic comets, including 25D/Neujmin, 28P/Neujmin, 42P/Neujmin, 57P/du Toit-Neujmin-Delporte and 58P/Jackson–Neujmin. The lunar crater Neujmin is named in his honour, as is 1129 Neujmina, a main-belt asteroid of the Eos family discovered by Praskovjya Parkhomenko at Simeiz Observatory in 1929.[2]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

748 Simeisa 14 March 1913
751 Faina 28 April 1913
752 Sulamitis 30 April 1913
753 Tiflis 30 April 1913
762 Pulcova 3 September 1913
768 Struveana 4 October 1913
769 Tatjana 6 October 1913
779 Nina 25 January 1914
780 Armenia 25 January 1914
781 Kartvelia 25 January 1914
787 Moskva 20 April 1914
789 Lena 24 June 1914
791 Ani 29 June 1914
814 Tauris 2 January 1916
824 Anastasia 25 March 1916
825 Tanina 27 March 1916
829 Academia 25 August 1916
830 Petropolitana 25 August 1916
847 Agnia 2 September 1915
848 Inna 5 September 1915
877 Walkure 13 September 1915
882 Swetlana 15 August 1917
916 America 7 August 1915
917 Lyka 5 September 1915
951 Gaspra 30 July 1916
952 Caia 27 October 1916
1075 Helina 29 September 1926
1099 Figneria 13 September 1928
1110 Jaroslawa 10 August 1928
1123 Shapleya 21 September 1928
1135 Colchis 3 October 1929
1137 Raissa 27 October 1929
1140 Crimea 30 December 1929
1146 Biarmia 7 May 1929
1147 Stavropolis 11 June 1929
1158 Luda 31 August 1929
1189 Terentia 17 September 1930
1190 Pelagia 20 September 1930
1202 Marina 13 September 1931
1210 Morosovia 6 June 1931
1236 Thais 6 November 1931
1255 Schilowa 8 July 1932
1269 Rollandia 20 September 1930
1271 Isergina 10 October 1931
1277 Dolores 18 April 1933
1289 Kutaissi 19 August 1933
1306 Scythia 22 July 1930
1307 Cimmeria 17 October 1930
1309 Hyperborea 11 October 1931
1316 Kasan 17 November 1933
1331 Solvejg 25 August 1933
1347 Patria 6 November 1931
1351 Uzbekistania 5 October 1934
1379 Lomonosowa 19 March 1936
1386 Storeria 28 July 1935
1403 Idelsonia 13 August 1936
1434 Margot 19 March 1936
1459 Magnya 4 November 1937
1484 Postrema 29 April 1938
1590 Tsiolkovskaja 1 July 1933
1603 Neva 4 November 1926
1653 Yakhontovia 30 August 1937
1671 Chaika 3 October 1934
1692 Subbotina 16 August 1936
1725 CrAO 20 September 1930
1734 Zhongolovich 11 October 1928
1783 Albitskij 24 March 1935
2166 Handahl 13 August 1936
2237 Melnikov 2 October 1938
2484 Parenago 7 October 1928
2536 Kozyrev 15 August 1939
3036 Krat 11 October 1937
3761 Romanskaya 25 July 1936
4420 Alandreev 15 August 1936

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1129) Neujmina. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 96. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Schilling, Govert (1994-12-17). "What's Dvorak doing on Mercury?". New Scientist. Retrieved 2008-09-07.