Maria A. Barucci

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Minor planets discovered: 3 [1]
3362 Khufu 30 August 1984 list
3752 Camillo 15 August 1985 list
(15692) 1984 RA 1 September 1984 list

Maria Antonella Barucci is an Italian astronomer at the Observatory-Meudon, Paris.[2] She is credited by the Minor Planet Center with a total of 3 minor planet discoveries she made in 1984 and 1985.[1] Most notably is her joint discovery with R. Scott Dunbar of the near-Earth and Aten asteroid 3362 Khufu at Palomar Observatory,[3] as well as her co-discovery of the Apollo asteroid 3752 Camillo.[4]

Maria Antonella Barucci is also co-author of the astronomy and planetary science textbook The Solar System (2003) published by Springer-Verlag.[5] The main-belt asteroid 3485 Barucci, discovered by American astronomer Edward Bowell in 1983, was named in her honor.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  2. ^ retrieved VITIS Rosetta Virtis Archived 2012-04-05 at the Wayback Machine 12:05 11.10.11
  3. ^ "3362 Khufu (1984 QA)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  4. ^ "3752 Camillo (1985 PA)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  5. ^ Encrenaz, Thérèse; et al. (2004-01-26), The Solar System (3rd ed.), Springer, p. 4, ISBN 978-3-540-00241-3
  6. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(3485) Barucci". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (3485) Barucci. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 292. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_3484. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.

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