Henri Joseph Anastase Perrotin
|138 Tolosa||May 19, 1874||MPC|
|149 Medusa||September 21, 1875||MPC|
|163 Erigone||April 26, 1876||MPC|
|170 Maria||January 10, 1877||MPC|
|180 Garumna||January 29, 1878||MPC|
|252 Clementina||October 11, 1885||MPC|
In his early career, he and Guillaume Bigourdan were assistants of Félix Tisserand at Toulouse Observatory. Later, he was the first director of the Nice Observatory in Nice, France from 1884 until his death. He made observations of Mars and attempted to determine the rotation period of Venus. He also calculated perturbations in the orbit of 4 Vesta.
In the literature, he is sometimes referred to as Henri Perrotin and sometimes as Joseph Perrotin (this is indeed one and the same person). His 6 asteroid discoveries are credited by the Minor Planet Center to "J. Perrotin".
- "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
- Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1515) Perrotin. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 120. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
- "LES LAURÉATS DU PRIX LALANDE". La Revue scientifique. Paris. TOME 40: 460–463. 1887.
- Short biography (in French)
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