Jean-Claude Merlin

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Jean-Claude Merlin
Born 1954
Nationality French
Fields Astronomy
Institutions Société Astronomique de Bourgogne
Notable awards Lauréat de la Fondation de la Vocation 1982, Prix Georges Bidault de l'Isle 1999
Minor planets discovered: 66 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Jean-Claude Merlin (born 1954) is a French astronomer, founder-president of the Burgundy Astronomical Society (French: Société Astronomique de Bourgogne) and a discoverer of minor planets. He was laureate of the Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet Fondation de la Vocation in 1982 and received the Prix Georges Bidault de l'Isle of the Société astronomique de France in 1999.[2][3]

The main-belt asteroid 57658 Nilrem, discovered by Michel Ory at the Jura Observatory in 2001, is named after him.[3] Naming citation was published on 6 March 2004 (M.P.C. 51190).[4]


List of discovered minor planets[edit]

10233 Le Creusot December 5, 1997
15042 Anndavgui December 14, 1998
25625 Verdenet January 5, 2000
37044 Papymarcel October 27, 2000
67979 Michelory December 4, 2000
88795 Morvan September 20, 2001
98494 Marsupilami October 27, 2000
110393 Rammstein October 11, 2001
125592 Buthiers December 15, 2001
125718 Jemasalomon December 15, 2001
135268 Haigneré September 20, 2001
155142 Tenagra October 26, 2005
157747 Mandryka February 2, 2006
158222 Manicolas September 20, 2001
172850 Coppens March 3, 2005
181279 Iapyx January 22, 2006
181627 Philgeluck December 8, 2006
184275 Laffra January 6, 2005
184878 Gotlib October 26, 2005
198993 Epoigny November 20, 2005
205424 Bibracte April 13, 2001
221230 Sanaloria October 30, 2005
221465 Rapa Nui January 28, 2006
224592 Carnac December 22, 2005
224617 Micromégas December 22, 2005
227641 Nothomb January 28, 2006
227767 Enkibilal October 20, 2006
229631 Cluny March 4, 2006
231307 Peterfalk January 28, 2006
233383 Assisneto March 4, 2006
236463 Bretécher March 18, 2006
243285 Fauvaud February 11, 2008
250840 Motörhead October 30, 2005
255308 Christianzuber November 20, 2005
260508 Alagna March 3, 2005
261690 Jodorowsky December 24, 2005
262876 Davidlynch January 21, 2007
266854 Sezenaksu October 24, 2009
274213 Satriani May 5, 2008
278197 Touvron March 9, 2007
291325 de Tyard January 29, 2006
292991 Lyonne November 17, 2006
293499 Wolinski April 14, 2007
308197 Satrapi March 3, 2005
320880 Cabu April 11, 2008
332183 Jaroussky January 28, 2006
348034 Deslorieux October 24, 2003
348383 Petibon April 2, 2005
361450 Houellebecq January 21, 2007
362316 Dogora November 15, 2009
369423 Quintegr’al January 28, 2006
371220 Angers January 22, 2006
(374354) 2005 UU158 October 30, 2005
(375007) 2007 GQ5 April 14, 2007
(375176) 2008 DN21 February 28, 2008
(381048) 2006 WA1 November 17, 2006
(383492) 2007 BK50 January 21, 2007
(383508) 2007 CV18 February 9, 2007
(388370) 2006 UT62 October 20, 2006
(419435) 2010 CW43 February 14, 2010
(423645) 2005 YM4 December 22, 2005
(434678) 2006 BE8 January 22, 2006
(440670) 2005 YL4 December 22, 2005
(475080) 2005 UR157 October 26, 2005
(490628) 2010 BW4 January 24, 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Prix, Médailles et Récompenses décernés par la Société Astronomique de France". Société Astronomique de France. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  3. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (57658) Nilrem, Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 221. ISBN 978-3-540-34361-5. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 

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