R. Scott Dunbar
|3360 Syrinx||4 November 1981||MPC|
|3362 Khufu||30 August 1984||MPC|
|3551 Verenia||12 September 1983||MPC|
|6065 Chesneau||27 July 1987||MPC|
|6435 Daveross||24 February 1984||MPC|
|7163 Barenboim||24 February 1984||MPC|
|(46540) 1983 LD||13 June 1983||MPC|
|(96177) 1984 BC||30 January 1984||MPC|
|(168316) 1982 WD||25 November 1982||MPC|
|(267004) 1981 UA||21 October 1981||MPC|
|also see Category:Discoveries by R. Scott Dunbar|
His most notable discoveries include the potentially hazardous object and Aten asteroid 3362 Khufu, which he co-discovered with Maria A. Barucci, as well as the near-Earth object, Mars-crosser and Aten asteroid, 3551 Verenia. Together with Eleanor Helin he co-discovered the minor planets 3360 Syrinx, 6065 Chesneau, 6435 Daveross and 7163 Barenboim.
Dunbar and Helin also claimed the discovery of comet 1980 p, which turned out not to exist. It was a ghost image of Alpha Leonis.
- "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (3718) Dunbar. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 314. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
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