Maura Tombelli

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

Maura Tombelli (born 1952) 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) 1994 PE 5 August 1994 list[A]
18583 Francescopedani 7 December 1997 list[A]
(18627) 1998 DH33 27 February 1998 list[B]
(18628) 1998 DJ33 27 February 1998 list[D]
(18631) 1998 DQ35 27 February 1998 list[A]
(19331) 1996 XL33 4 December 1996 list[B]
20081 Occhialini 12 March 1994 list[C]
20194 Ilarialocantore 30 January 1997 list[G]
(20195) 1997 BS9 30 January 1997 list[B]
20200 Donbacky 28 February 1997 list[D]
(21256) 1996 CK7 14 February 1996 list[B]
22401 Egisto 24 February 1995 list
(22517) 1998 DX32 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) 1996 AH4 15 January 1996 list[B]
(24890) 1996 XV32 4 December 1996 list[B]
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) 1997 UP22 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. 14 November 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "An interview to Maura Tombelli (amateur astronomer) by Andrea Carusi - President SGF". Tumbling Stone. 10 January 2004. 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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