Marco Cavagna

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Minor planets discovered: 19[1]
7199 Brianza 28 March 1994 list[A]
7848 Bernasconi 22 February 1996 list[B]
8106 Carpino 23 December 1994 list[C]
8935 Beccaria 11 January 1997 list[C]
13777 Cielobuio 20 October 1998 list[B]
16682 Donati 18 March 1994 list[A]
19287 Paronelli 22 February 1996 list[B]
19318 Somanah 2 December 1996 list[D]
23571 Zuaboni 1 January 1995 list[E]
(31254) 1998 DK23 27 February 1998 list[F]
33035 Pareschi 27 September 1997 list[B]
(33151) 1998 DY11 25 February 1998 list[G]
35316 Monella 11 January 1997 list[C]
55854 Stoppani 8 November 1996 list[F]
69971 Tanzi 18 November 1998 list
(79382) 1997 GC4 8 April 1997 list[F]
(85433) 1997 CJ22 13 February 1997 list[B]
(185688) 1997 CC6 6 February 1997 list[B]
185733 Luigicolzani 28 November 1998 list[B]
Co-discovery made with:
A V. Giuliani
B A. Testa
C P. Sicoli
D F. Manca
E E. Galliani
F P. Chiavenna
G P. Ghezzi

Marco Cavagna (1958 – August 9, 2005) was an Italian amateur astronomer.[2]

During his career, Cavagna discovered numerous asteroids, operating from the Sormano Astronomical Observatory in Sormano, northern Italy. The Minor Planet Center credits him with the discovery of 19 minor planets he made between 1994 and 1998.[1] In the 1970s and 1980s, he was one of Italy's leading observers of comets and national coordinator during the International Halley Watch in 1986.[2] Cavagna was also a lecturer at the planetarium of Milan, co-founder of the Sormano Observatory, and a consultant for IAU's commission XX (Positions & motions of minor planets, comets and satellites).[2]

Cavagna died of a stroke on 9 August 2005. The 0.5-meter Ritchey–Chrétien telescope at Sormano Observatory is now named in his memory.[2] The inner main-belt asteroid 10149 Cavagna, discovered by astronomers Maura Tombelli and Andrea Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese Observatory, was named after him in 1999 (M.P.C. 35494).[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "In memory of Marco Cavagna". Sormano Astronomical Observatory. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (10149) Cavagna. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 722. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 

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