Timothy B. Spahr

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Minor planets discovered: 58 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Timothy Bruce Spahr (b. 1970) is an American astronomer and prolific discoverer of minor planets.[2]

From 2000–2014 he worked at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Minor Planet Center. From September 2006 to December 2014 he was the director of Minor Planet Center. He is a co-discoverer of Callirrhoe, a moon of Jupiter, and of Albiorix, a moon of Saturn. He also discovered two periodic comets: 171P/Spahr and P/1998 U4. He is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 58 minor planets.[1]

He is an avid birdwatcher.[citation needed]

The Florian asteroid 2975 Spahr was named after him.[2]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

6534 Carriepeterson 24 February 1995 list
(7200) 1994 NO 8 July 1994 list
7476 Ogilsbie 14 April 1993 list
7605 Cindygraber 21 September 1995 list
(7783) 1994 JD 4 May 1994 list
7784 Watterson 5 August 1994 list
7835 Myroncope 16 June 1993 list
7885 Levine 17 May 1993 list
(8404) 1995 AN 1 January 1995 list
(8563) 1995 US 19 October 1995 list
(8893) 1995 KZ 23 May 1995 list
(9772) 1993 MB 16 June 1993 list
(9799) 1996 RJ 8 September 1996 list
(10187) 1996 JV 12 May 1996 list
(10862) 1995 QE2 26 August 1995 list
11596 Francetic 26 May 1995 list
12008 Kandrup 11 October 1996 list
(12404) 1995 QW3 31 August 1995 list
(13155) 1995 SB1 19 September 1995 list
(13617) 1994 YA2 29 December 1994 list
(14472) 1993 SQ14 22 September 1993 list
(16708) 1995 SP1 21 September 1995 list
17601 Sheldonschafer 19 September 1995 list
17602 Dr. G. 19 September 1995 list
(17609) 1995 UR 18 October 1995 list
(17633) 1996 JU 11 May 1996 list
(17644) 1996 TW8 10 October 1996 list
(18513) 1996 TS5 7 October 1996 list
(21228) 1995 SC 20 September 1995 list
(21268) 1996 KL1 22 May 1996 list
22449 Ottijeff 1 November 1996 list
24827 Maryphil 2 September 1995 list
(26167) 1995 SA1 18 September 1995 list
(30980) 1995 QU3 31 August 1995 list
(30981) 1995 SJ4 25 September 1995 list
(32859) 1993 EL 15 March 1993 list
(32896) 1994 NM2 12 July 1994 list
(37652) 1994 JS1 4 May 1994 list[A]
(37721) 1996 TX8 10 October 1996 list
(39646) 1995 SK4 26 September 1995 list
(43891) 1995 SQ1 21 September 1995 list
(46678) 1996 TZ8 12 October 1996 list
(48717) 1996 RR5 15 September 1996 list
(52471) 1995 SG4 26 September 1995 list
(52529) 1996 RQ 7 September 1996 list
58373 Albertoalonso 19 September 1995 list
(65813) 1996 TT5 7 October 1996 list
(69405) 1995 SW48 30 September 1995 list
(69410) 1995 UB3 23 October 1995 list
(73762) 1994 LS 3 June 1994 list
(85332) 1995 SH4 29 September 1995 list
96268 Tomcarr 20 September 1995 list
(134372) 1995 SB4 25 September 1995 list
(136704) 1995 TW 13 October 1995 list
(174368) 2002 UR9 29 October 2002 list
(178338) 1995 UT6 19 October 1995 list
(189796) 2002 GL2 7 April 2002 list
(207975) 1996 TY8 12 October 1996 list
Co-discovery made with:
A C. W. Hergenrother

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2975) Spahr. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 245. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 

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