Pablo Cottenot

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Minor planets discovered: 1 [1]
181 Eucharis 2 February 1878 MPC

Pablo Cottenot was a 19th-century French astronomer and discoverer of a minor planet.

He worked at Marseille Observatory, but according to Édouard Stephan, Cottenot's astronomy career was brief.[2] He is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of one minor planet, the outer main-belt asteroid 181 Eucharis, which he named for a nymph of the goddess Calypso.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Edouard Stephan. "L'Observatoire de Marseille : histoire depuis la Révolution" (in French). Archived from the original on 2004-07-25. 
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (181) Eucharis. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 31. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 8 August 2016.