Maura Tombelli

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Minor planets discovered: 196 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Maura Tombelli (born 1952 in Montelupo Fiorentino) is an Italian amateur astronomer who began her training in astronomy as an observer of variable stars. She is a prolific discoverer of almost 200 minor planets,[1] including the main-belt asteroid 7794 Sanvito, and a member of the American Association of Variable Star Observers.[2][3]

She is known as the only Italian female astrometrist.[4] Together with Italian astronomers Ulisse Munari and Giuseppe Forti, she initiated a five-year survey of minor planets at Asiago Astrophysical Observatory in 1994. She also shared a lot of observing with the discoverers, especially the follow-up of near-Earth objects (NEO), and she contributed to the discovery of 15817 Lucianotesi, the first NEO found from Italy. She is currently involved in a project to build a new observatory (Osservatorio di Montelupo) near the town of Montelupo, where she lives.[4]

The main-belt asteroid 9904 Mauratombelli, discovered by Italian astronomers Andrea Boattini and Luciano Tesi in 1997, is named in her honour.[4]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

6876 Beppeforti 5 September 1994 list[A]
7141 Bettarini 12 March 1994 list[A]
7196 Baroni 16 January 1994 list[A]
7197 Pieroangela 16 January 1994 list[A]
7198 Montelupo 16 January 1994 list[A]
7481 San Marcello 11 August 1994 list[A]
7599 Munari 3 August 1994 list[A]
7679 Asiago 15 February 1996 list[B]
7715 Leonidarosino 14 February 1996 list[B]
7794 Sanvito 15 January 1996 list[B]
7847 Mattiaorsi 14 February 1996 list[B]
7900 Portule 14 February 1996 list[B]
7957 Antonella 17 January 1994 list[A]
8885 Sette 13 March 1994 list[C]
8925 Boattini 4 December 1996 list[B]
8944 Ortigara 30 January 1997 list[B]
9425 Marconcini 14 February 1996 list[B]
9426 Aliante 14 February 1996 list[B]
9427 Righini 14 February 1996 list[B]
9897 Malerba 14 February 1996 list[B]
10149 Cavagna 3 August 1994 list[A]
10176 Gaiavettori 14 February 1996 list[B]
10198 Pinelli 6 December 1996 list[B]
10591 Caverni 13 August 1996 list[D]
10928 Caprara 25 January 1998 list[D]
11337 Sandro 10 August 1996 list[D]
11348 Allegra 30 January 1997 list[B]
11621 Duccio 15 August 1996 list[D]
12033 Anselmo 31 January 1997 list[B]
12044 Fabbri 29 March 1997 list[D]
12433 Barbieri 15 January 1996 list[B]
12470 Pinotti 31 January 1997 list
12811 Rigonistern 14 February 1996 list[B]
12812 Cioni 14 February 1996 list[B]
12813 Paolapaolini 14 February 1996 list[B]
12814 Vittorio 13 February 1996 list[B]
12927 Pinocchio 30 September 1999 list[E]
13147 Foglia 24 February 1995 list
13174 Timossi 14 February 1996 list[B]
13638 Fiorenza 14 February 1996 list[B]
13740 Lastrucci 18 September 1998 list[F]
14061 Nagincox 13 February 1996 list[B]
14062 Cremaschini 14 February 1996 list[B]
14568 Zanotta 19 July 1998 list[A]
14659 Gregoriana 15 January 1999 list[D]
14919 Robertohaver 6 August 1994 list[A]
14947 Luigibussolino 15 January 1996 list[B]
14953 Bevilacqua 13 February 1996 list[D]
15004 Vallerani 7 December 1997 list[D]
15005 Guerriero 7 December 1997 list[B]
15006 Samcristoforetti 27 February 1998 list[D]
15034 Décines 16 November 1998 list[E]
15360 Moncalvo 14 February 1996 list[D]
15375 Laetitiafoglia 30 January 1997 list[B]
15418 Sergiospinelli 27 February 1998 list[D]
15817 Lucianotesi 28 August 1994 list[A]
15837 Mariovalori 25 February 1995 list
15853 Benedettafoglia 16 January 1996 list[B]
15855 Mariasalvatore 14 February 1996 list[B]
15968 Waltercugno 27 February 1998 list[G]
(16152) 1999 YN12 30 December 1999 list[E]
16154 Dabramo 1 January 2000 list[A]
16672 Bedini 17 January 1994 list[A]
16879 Campai 24 January 1998 list[A]
17019 Aldo 23 February 1999 list[D]
17077 Pampaloni 25 April 1999 list[A]
17720 Manuboccuni 7 December 1997 list
18431 Stazzema 16 January 1994 list[A]
18441 Cittadivinci 5 August 1994 list[A]
18583 Francescopedani 7 December 1997 list[A]
18627 Rogerbonnet 27 February 1998 list[G]
(18628) 1998 DJ33 27 February 1998 list[D]
18631 Maurogherardini 27 February 1998 list[A]
19331 Stefanovitale 4 December 1996 list[G]
20081 Occhialini 12 March 1994 list[C]
20194 Ilarialocantore 30 January 1997 list[G]
20195 Mariovinci 30 January 1997 list[B]
20200 Donbacky 28 February 1997 list[D]
21256 Robertobattiston 14 February 1996 list[G]
22401 Egisto 24 February 1995 list
22517 Alexzanardi 26 February 1998 list[D]
(22752) 1998 VS34 15 November 1998 list[A]
23608 Alpiapuane 15 January 1996 list[B]
24856 Messidoro 15 January 1996 list[G]
24857 Sperello 15 January 1996 list[B]
24890 Amaliafinzi 4 December 1996 list[G]
25301 Ambrofogar 7 December 1998 list[A]
25601 Francopacini 1 January 2000 list[E]
(26499) 2000 CX1 4 February 2000 list[A]
(27005) 1998 DR35 27 February 1998 list[D]
27130 Dipaola 8 December 1998 list[A]
(27269) 2000 AB3 3 January 2000 list[A]
(27923) 1996 XJ32 4 December 1996 list[B]
27983 Bernardi 26 October 1997 list[A]
(28007) 1997 XO10 7 December 1997 list[A]
29346 Mariadina 25 February 1995 list
(29363) 1996 CW8 14 February 1996 list[B]
(29547) 1998 BA34 25 January 1998 list[B]
(29549) 1998 BB44 25 January 1998 list[A]
(29550) 1998 BE44 25 January 1998 list[D]
(29761) 1999 CJ16 13 February 1999 list[H]
(30585) 2001 PE14 14 August 2001 list[A]
(31091) 1997 BE9 30 January 1997 list[B]
31153 Enricaparri 26 October 1997 list[D]
31605 Braschi 10 April 1999 list[A]
(33031) 1997 RX 1 September 1997 list[A]
(33054) 1997 UU14 26 October 1997 list[A]
(33162) 1998 DT35 27 February 1998 list[D]
33480 Bartolucci 4 April 1999 list[E]
(33823) 2000 CQ1 3 February 2000 list[A]
34004 Gregorini 30 July 2000 list[J]
34696 Risoldi 21 July 2001 list[A]
35222 Delbarrio 4 December 1994 list
35358 Lorifini 27 September 1997 list[E]
(35444) 1998 BU43 25 January 1998 list[B]
(35464) 1998 DC33 27 February 1998 list[D]
(35465) 1998 DF33 27 February 1998 list[B]
35703 Lafiascaia 20 March 1999 list[F]
(37313) 2001 QC 16 August 2001 list[A]
(37835) 1998 BC44 25 January 1998 list[B]
(37836) 1998 BD44 25 January 1998 list[B]
(39871) 1998 DB33 27 February 1998 list[D]
(39875) 1998 DS35 27 February 1998 list[D]
43881 Cerreto 25 February 1995 list[G]
(43923) 1996 CX8 14 February 1996 list[B]
44574 Lavoratti 4 April 1999 list[E]
(44715) 1999 TZ5 2 October 1999 list[A]
(46701) 1997 CP29 7 February 1997 list[B]
46702 Linapucci 28 February 1997 list[D]
(47473) 2000 AU2 1 January 2000 list[A]
(48842) 1998 BA44 25 January 1998 list[D]
(50275) 2000 CU1 4 February 2000 list[A]
(50537) 2000 EH14 3 March 2000 list[E]
(51874) 2001 PZ28 15 August 2001 list[A]
(52426) 1994 PF 5 August 1994 list[A]
(53053) 1998 XH9 12 December 1998 list[D]
54852 Mercatali 22 July 2001 list[E]
(54983) 2001 QE 16 August 2001 list[A]
55418 Bianciardi 13 October 2001 list[E]
(56073) 1998 YO10 26 December 1998 list[A]
(56361) 2000 CW1 4 February 2000 list[A]
(57076) 2001 OY16 22 July 2001 list[A]
58572 Romanella 7 September 1997 list[D]
(58702) 1998 BX43 25 January 1998 list[D]
(63463) 2001 OR12 20 July 2001 list[E]
65848 Enricomari 30 January 1997 list
(66000) 1998 OE1 20 July 1998 list[A]
(66250) 1999 GZ 4 April 1999 list[A]
(69585) 1998 DN35 27 February 1998 list[A]
70444 Genovali 9 October 1999 list[E]
(71221) 1999 YL9 31 December 1999 list[E]
71489 Dynamocamp 4 February 2000 list[E]
(72841) 2001 HC32 27 April 2001 list[A]
(75887) 2000 CS34 4 February 2000 list[E]
(79810) 1998 VL33 15 November 1998 list[A]
82638 Bottariclaudio 7 August 2001 list[E]
(85368) 1996 CQ7 14 February 1996 list[B]
(85515) 1997 UT24 26 October 1997 list[B]
(85819) 1998 XF9 12 December 1998 list[A]
(86375) 2000 AT2 1 January 2000 list[E]
(88371) 2001 PF15 14 August 2001 list[A]
(89734) 2002 AH 4 January 2002 list[A]
(91146) 1998 OA1 20 July 1998 list[E]
(91900) 1999 VV11 5 November 1999 list[E]
(94634) 2001 WQ14 21 November 2001 list[E]
(99388) 2002 AL 4 January 2002 list[A]
(99389) 2002 AN 5 January 2002 list[E]
(100726) 1998 BY43 25 January 1998 list[A]
(101493) 1998 XB3 7 December 1998 list[A]
(103248) 2000 AZ4 2 January 2000 list[A]
(108702) 2001 OX16 21 July 2001 list[D]
(108952) 2001 PD29 15 August 2001 list[A]
(118233) 1997 BX6 30 January 1997 list[B]
(121017) 1999 BG4 19 January 1999 list[A]
(126161) 2002 AK 4 January 2002 list[A]
(135041) 2001 OU12 21 July 2001 list[E]
(136848) 1998 BF44 25 January 1998 list[B]
(139231) 2001 HW16 22 April 2001 list[E]
(139414) 2001 OR16 20 July 2001 list[A]
(145966) 1999 YM16 30 December 1999 list[A]
(148206) 2000 CL97 13 February 2000 list[E]
(148525) 2001 QG 16 August 2001 list[A]
(150713) 2001 QF 16 August 2001 list[E]
(153321) 2001 OW16 21 July 2001 list[A]
(155926) 2001 PE29 15 August 2001 list[E]
(155997) 2001 RP16 12 September 2001 list[A]
(159421) 1999 TN10 8 October 1999 list[E]
(165694) 2001 PQ28 14 August 2001 list[A]
(165912) 2001 TE7 11 October 2001 list[E]
(190730) 2001 PY13 13 August 2001 list[A]
(194837) 2002 AJ 4 January 2002 list[A]
(219829) 2002 CR39 7 February 2002 list[E]
(297314) 1998 XV2 7 December 1998 list[A]
(313036) 2000 PL 2 August 2000 list[E]
(317000) 2001 PY28 13 August 2001 list[A]
(363124) 2001 PO28 13 August 2001 list[E]
Co-discovery made with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 11 July 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  2. ^ "An interview to Maura Tombelli (amateur astronomer) by Andrea Carusi - President SGF". Tumbling Stone. 10 January 2004. Archived from the original on 12 May 2006. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Minor Planet and Comet Names in Honor of AAVSO Members and Observers". AAVSO – American Association of Variable Star Observers. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (9904) Mauratombelli. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 712–713. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 7 June 2016.

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