|25 Phocaea||6 April 1853||MPC|
|33 Polyhymnia||28 October 1854||MPC|
|34 Circe||6 April 1855||MPC|
|38 Leda||12 January 1856||MPC|
|39 Laetitia||8 February 1856||MPC|
|59 Elpis||12 September 1860||MPC|
He was born in Lyon and died in Saint-Jean-en-Royans, southeastern France. Working in Marseille and Paris, he discovered six asteroids in the asteroid belt (see table) and C/1852 K1 (Chacornac), a parabolic comet in 1852. This comet is thought to be the source of the current Eta Eridanids meteors. He also independently discovered 20 Massalia, which discovery is credited to the Italian astronomer Annibale de Gasparis, however.
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- Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1622) Chacornac. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 129. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved July 2016.
- "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: C/1852 K1 (Chacornac)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved July 2016.
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- Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (20) Massalia. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 17. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved July 2016.
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