Milan Antal

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Minor planets discovered: 17 [1]
1807 Slovakia 20 August 1971 list
3393 Štúr 28 November 1984 list
3730 Hurban 4 December 1983 list
4573 Piešťany 5 October 1986 list
(5025) 1986 TS6 5 October 1986 list
(6545) 1986 TR6 5 October 1986 list
(7641) 1986 TT6 5 October 1986 list
9543 Nitra 4 December 1983 list
10293 Pribina 5 October 1986 list
11014 Svätopluk 23 August 1982 list
13916 Bernolák 23 August 1982 list
16435 Fándly 7 November 1988 list
19955 Hollý 28 November 1984 list
20991 Jánkollár 28 November 1984 list
23444 Kukučín 5 October 1986 list
(32773) 1986 TD 5 October 1986 list
(48413) 1986 TB7 9 October 1986 list

Milan Antal (1935–1999) was a Slovak astronomer.[2][3][4][5]

While working at Skalnaté Pleso Observatory and at the Toruń Centre for Astronomy from 1971–1988, he discovered 17 minor planets,[1] including the asteroid 1807 Slovakia and the three unnamed Jupiter trojans (5025) 1986 TS6, (6545) 1986 TR6 and (7641) 1986 TT6. A distinguished observer of comets and minor planets, he has determined exact astrometric positions from photographic plates for many thousands of small Solar System bodies.[2]

The main-belt asteroid 6717 Antal, discovered by German astronomers Freimut Börngen and Lutz Schmadel in 1990, is named in his honour.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (6717) Antal. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 551. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Conditions of competition Astrofoto 2010" (in Slovak and English). Slovak Central Observatory Hurbanovo. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Tučeková, Z. "Comenius University in Bratislava homepage" (in Slovak and English). Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republich homepage" (in Czech and English). Retrieved 5 December 2010.