Jeff T. Alu

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Minor planets discovered: 24 [1]
see § Discovered minor planets and comets

Jeffrey (Jeff) Thomas Alu (born January 1, 1966) is an American musician, photographer, graphic artist, and amateur astronomer who has participated in the Palomar Planet-Crossing Asteroid Survey. The asteroid 4104 Alu was named in his honour.[2]

Discovered minor planets and comets[edit]

Alu is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 24 minor planets, including several near-Earth asteroids as well as some in the asteroid belt. Many of these discoveries he made in collaboration with American astronomers Eleanor F. Helin and Kenneth J. Lawrence. He also co-discovered 117P/Helin–Roman–Alu and 132P/Helin–Roman–Alu, two periodic comets.

4132 Bartók 12 March 1988 list
4221 Picasso 13 March 1988 list
5230 Asahina 10 March 1988 list
5639 Ćuk 9 August 1989 list[A]
(6037) 1988 EG 12 March 1988 list
6335 Nicolerappaport 5 July 1992 list[A]
(6382) 1988 EL 14 March 1988 list
(6611) 1993 VW 9 November 1993 list[A]
(7825) 1991 TL1 10 October 1991 list
(9058) 1992 JB 1 May 1992 list[B]
(10115) 1992 SK 24 September 1992 list[A]
(10302) 1989 ML 29 June 1989 list[A]
(11279) 1989 TC 1 October 1989 list[A]
(13030) 1989 PF 9 August 1989 list[A]
(15704) 1987 SE7 20 September 1987 list[A]
(17511) 1992 QN 29 August 1992 list[A]
(26841) 1991 TY1 10 October 1991 list
(27708) 1987 WP 20 November 1987 list[A]
(43769) 1988 EK 10 March 1988 list
(48469) 1991 TQ1 10 October 1991 list
(52307) 1991 TH1 12 October 1991 list
(79186) 1993 QN 20 August 1993 list[A]
(161998) 1988 PA 9 August 1988 list
(161999) 1989 RC 5 September 1989 list[A]
Co-discovery made with:
A E. F. Helin
B K. J. Lawrence

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (4104) Alu. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 350. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 29 October 2016. 

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