Jérôme Eugène Coggia

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Minor planets discovered: 5 [1]
96 Aegle 17 February 1868 MPC
187 Lamberta 11 April 1878 MPC
193 Ambrosia 28 February 1879 MPC
217 Eudora 30 August 1880 MPC
444 Gyptis 31 March 1899 MPC

Jérôme Eugène Coggia (18 February 1849 – 15 January 1919) was a 19th-century French astronomer and discoverer of asteroids and comets, who was born in the Corsican town of Ajaccio.[2]

Working at the Marseille Observatory from 1866 to 1917, Coggia discovered a number of comets, including the bright "Coggia's Comet" (C/1874 H1). The periodic comet 27P/Crommelin was previously called "Comet Pons-Coggia-Winnecke-Forbes". He is also credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 5 asteroids at Marseille between 1868 and 1899.[1]

Coggia was awarded by the French Academy of Sciences its Lalande Prize for 1873[3] and again for 1916.[4][5]

Comets discovered or co-discovered[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Rocurt, D. (1919). "Nécrologie – brief obituary notice for J.E. Coggia, in French" (in French). 33. L'Astronomie: 92. Bibcode:1919LAstr..33...92R. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "LES LAURÉATS DU PRIX LALANDE". La Revue scientifique. Paris. TOME 40: 460–463. 1887. 
  4. ^ "The Lalande Prize". Popular Astronomy. 25: 215. 1917. 
  5. ^ The Observatory, Vol. 41 (1918), p. 142. (online)
  6. ^ a b c d e Kronk, Gary W. (2003). "Comet Designation Index, years 1855–1892". Cometography: A Catalog of Comets. vol. 2: 1800–1899. p. 836. ISBN 0521585058. 
  7. ^ Award of the DONOHOE Comet-Medal, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, vol. 2, no. 11, p. 292, 1890 The Donohoe Comet Medal was awarded to Coggia for his July 18, 1890 discovery.

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