Leonid Elenin

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Minor planets discovered: 15 [1]
216439 Lyubertsy 15 March 2009 list
(239664) 2008 XE 1 December 2008 list
257261 Ovechkin 31 March 2009 list
269390 Igortkachenko 27 August 2009 list
(296345) 2009 FR4 19 March 2009 list
(296563) 2009 QS35 29 August 2009 list
(301522) 2009 FX23 22 March 2009 list
365756 ISON 4 November 2010 list
(369485) 2010 UP6 16 October 2010 list
(372562) 2009 UN20 25 October 2009 list
382238 Euphemus 8 July 2011 list
(400697) 2009 RV4 15 September 2009 list
(425381) 2010 CB44 13 February 2010 list
(429070) 2009 HR67 27 April 2009 list
(471002) 2009 SN170 27 September 2009 list
credited by the MPC, as per 2016

Leonid Vladimirovich Elenin (Russian: Леони́д Влади́мирович Еле́нин; born 10 August 1981) is a Russian amateur astronomer working with the ISON-NM observatory (H15) via the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON), which is the first Russian remote observatory in the West.

Leonid Elenin works for the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics[2] and lives in Lyubertsy, Moscow region, Russia.[3]

Leonid Elenin is best known for discovering the comet C/2010 X1 on 10 December 2010.[3] Elenin then discovered comet P/2011 NO1 on 7 July 2011.[4]

The first asteroid discovered by Leonid Elenin was 2008 XE on 1 December 2008 at Tzec (H10).[5] The first Amor asteroid (near-Earth object) discovered by Elenin was 2010 RN80 on 10 September 2010 at ISON-NM (H15).[6]

Elenin has also discovered the trailing L5 Jupiter trojan 2011 QJ9 on 23 August 2011,[7] the Mars-crossing asteroid 2011 QD23 on 25 August 2011,[8] and the amor asteroid (Near-Earth object) 2011 QY37 on 27 August 2011.[9] The first numbered asteroid discovered by Elenin at ISON-NM is 365756 ISON (2010 WZ71).[10]

On 29 January 2013, the Minor Planet Center awarded Leonid Elenin a 2012 Edgar Wilson Award for the discovery of comets by amateurs.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Астрономы обнаружили в спектре "российской" кометы Еленина следы синильной кислоты". 7 August 2011. Retrieved September 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "IAUC 9189: C/2010 X1; P/2010 V1". IAU Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams. 2010-12-17. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  4. ^ "MPEC 2011-O09 : 2011 NO1". IAU Minor Planet Center. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  5. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 239664 (2008 XE)" (2010-04-09 last obs). Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  6. ^ Elenin, Leonid (2010-09-13). "The first near-Earth asteroid of ISON-NM observatory". Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  7. ^ Elenin, Leonid (2011-08-31). "The first Jovian trojan has been discovered at the ISON-NM observatory". Retrieved 2011-09-05. 
  8. ^ "MPEC 2011-Q39 : 2011 QD23". IAU Minor Planet Center. 2011-08-27. Retrieved 2011-09-05. 
  9. ^ "MPEC 2011-Q51 : 2011 QY37". IAU Minor Planet Center. 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2011-09-05. 
  10. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 365756 (2010 WZ71)" (2013-06-04 last obs). Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  11. ^ "2012 Comet Awards Announced". January 29, 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-31.