Vincenzo Silvano Casulli

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Minor planets discovered: 194 [1]
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Vincenzo Silvano Casulli (born 1944; usually known as Silvano Casulli) is an Italian amateur astronomer and a discoverer of minor planets.

He is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 192 minor planets.[1] In 1985 he served on a team involved in using the Hubble Space Telescope in a study that focused on Transition Comets—UV Search for OH Emissions in Asteroids. He was the first amateur astronomer to obtain precise astronometric positions of minor planets using a CCD camera. He is a prolific discoverer of asteroids.

In 1997, the inner main-belt asteroid and member of the Flora family, 7132 Casulli, was named by astronomer Antonio Vagnozzi in his honor (M.P.C. 30800).[2][3]

Discoveries[edit]

9121 Stefanovalentini[edit]

On 24 February 1998, he discovered 9121 Stefanovalentini at the Italian Colleverde Observatory. It is a carbonaceous asteroid from the outer regions of the main-belt, approximately 30 kilometers in diameter.[4][5] Casulli also obtained a light-curve from phtometric observations and determined a period of 11.84 hours for the body's rotation.[5][6] He named it in honour of amateur astronomer Stefano Valentini.[7]

93061 Barbagallo[edit]

Together with Italian astronomer Ermes Colombini and others, he co-discovered the asteroid 93061 Barbagallo on 23 September 2000. The group-discovery is credited to the discovering observatory, Osservatorio San Vittore, Bologna. The asteroid was named after Mariano Barbagallo, an Italian colleague and friend of Colombini.[8]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

6339 Giliberti 20 September 1993 list
6530 Adry 12 April 1994 list
6877 Giada 10 October 1994 list
6929 Misto 31 October 1994 list
7600 Vacchi 9 September 1994 list
7665 Putignano 11 October 1994 list
7961 Ercolepoli 10 October 1994 list
8569 Mameli 1 October 1996 list
8716 Ginestra 23 September 1995 list
8742 Bonazzoli 14 February 1998 list
9121 Stefanovalentini 24 February 1998 list
10386 Romulus 12 October 1996 list
11142 Facchini 7 January 1997 list
11328 Mariotozzi 19 October 1995 list
11578 Cimabue 4 March 1994 list
12384 Luigimartella 10 October 1994 list
13197 Pontecorvo 17 February 1997 list
13653 Priscus 9 February 1997 list
13684 Borbona 27 August 1997 list
14088 Ancus 3 May 1997 list
14498 Bernini 28 February 1995 list
15007 Edoardopozio 5 July 1998 list
15353 Meucci 22 November 1994 list
15854 Numa 15 February 1996 list
15869 Tullius 8 August 1996 list
16770 Angkorwat 30 October 1996 list
17556 Pierofrancesca 16 November 1993 list
17649 Brunorossi 17 October 1996 list
18169 Amaldi 20 August 2000 list
18509 Bellini 14 September 1996 list
18596 Superbus 21 January 1998 list
21219 Mascagni 28 November 1994 list
21311 Servius 4 December 1996 list
23564 Ungaretti 6 November 1994 list
24826 Pascoli 22 August 1995 list
24946 Foscolo 1 July 1997 list
25312 Asiapossenti 22 December 1998 list
29347 Natta 5 March 1995 list
29361 Botticelli 9 February 1996 list
29428 Ettoremajorana 31 March 1997 list
29449 Taharbenjelloun 29 August 1997 list
29470 Higgs 26 October 1997 list
31319 Vespucci 20 April 1998 list
31429 Diegoazzaro 21 January 1999 list
32891 Amatrice 9 February 1994 list
32911 Cervara 4 November 1994 list
32945 Lecce 24 November 1995 list
32987 Uyuni 4 December 1996 list
33002 Everest 17 February 1997 list
35295 Omo 1 November 1996 list
37627 Lucaparmitano 11 October 1993 list
37640 Luiginegrelli 20 November 1993 list
37683 Gustaveeiffel 19 May 1995 list
37735 Riccardomuti 1 November 1996 list
40134 Marsili 27 August 1998 list
42585 Pheidippides 30 March 1997 list
43935 Danshechtman 1 October 1996 list
44355 Thijsdegraauw 18 September 1998 list
48720 Enricomentana 29 September 1996 list
50866 Davidesprizzi 1 April 2000 list
51915 Andry 20 August 2001 list
52558 Pigafetta 27 March 1997 list
(52862) 1998 SR4 19 September 1998 list
(56038) 1998 XC3 7 December 1998 list
58417 Belzoni 25 January 1996 list
(58495) 1996 US1 19 October 1996 list
58498 Octaviopaz 2 November 1996 list
65785 Carlafracci 26 October 1995 list
65821 De Curtis 30 October 1996 list
69460 Christibarnard 17 October 1996 list
69500 Ginobartali 6 February 1997 list
73872 Stefanoragazzi 7 January 1997 list
73891 Pietromennea 10 March 1997 list
75225 Corradoaugias 27 November 1999 list
83657 Albertosordi 12 October 2001 list
85267 Taj Mahal 12 January 1994 list
(85578) 1998 DP13 26 February 1998 list
90806 Rudaki 4 January 1995 list
100292 Harmandir 28 February 1995 list
(100445) 1996 RA4 12 September 1996 list
(100456) 1996 TH 2 October 1996 list
100731 Ara Pacis 18 February 1998 list
117093 Umbria 12 July 2004 list
(120575) 1995 QD 17 August 1995 list
129555 Armazones 30 October 1996 list
134369 Sahara 17 August 1995 list
145962 Lacchini 29 December 1999 list
152227 Argoli 24 September 2005 list
160105 Gobi 26 September 2000 list
168261 Puglia 15 August 2006 list
173094 Wielicki 14 October 2007 list
181241 Dipasquale 28 October 2005 list
184620 Pippobattaglia 10 September 2005 list
185039 Alessiapossenti 30 August 2006 list
185321 Kammerlander 10 November 2006 list
185325 Anupabhagwat 14 November 2006 list
185448 Nomentum 25 December 2006 list
190139 Hansküng 14 September 2005 list
(199631) 2006 GX 2 April 2006 list
199677 Terzani 20 April 2006 list
199900 Brunoganz 8 April 2007 list
204816 Andreacamilleri 16 July 2007 list
204896 Giorgiobocca 16 October 2007 list
207563 Toscana 1 August 2006 list
210032 Enricocastellani 16 July 2006 list
210107 Pistoletto 30 August 2006 list
210182 Mazzini 26 October 2006 list
210290 Borsellino 13 October 2007 list
(210345) 2007 UQ 16 October 2007 list
212373 Pietrocascella 22 April 2006 list
212500 Robertojoppolo 4 September 2006 list
214772 UNICEF 23 October 2006 list
214819 Gianotti 10 November 2006 list
214820 Faustocoppi 14 November 2006 list
214928 Carrara 5 November 2007 list
216241 Renzopiano 14 November 2006 list
216757 Vasari 13 September 2005 list
218636 Calabria 24 September 2005 list
218866 Alexantioch 15 December 2006 list
224693 Morganfreeman 21 January 2006 list
225076 Vallemare 8 May 2007 list
227152 Shujinakamura 5 August 2005 list
229781 Arthurmcdonald 3 August 2008 list
231265 Saulperlmutter 5 January 2006 list
233292 Brianschmidt 19 January 2006 list
236305 Adamriess 19 January 2006 list
236746 Chareslindos 8 June 2007 list
239105 Marcocattaneo 28 April 2006 list
243591 Ignacostantino 15 September 1998 list
246821 Satyarthi 27 August 2009 list
(248321) 2005 PL20 14 August 2005 list
248388 Namtso 26 September 2005 list
248908 Ginostrada 15 November 2006 list
248970 Giannimorandi 19 January 2007 list
249044 Barrymarshall 15 October 2007 list
254863 Robinwarren 24 September 2005 list
255587 Gardenia 21 July 2006 list
255598 Paullauterbur 13 August 2006 list
262972 Petermansfield 9 March 2007 list
265924 Franceclemente 21 January 2006 list
267017 Yangzhifa 16 October 1995 list
268686 Elenaaprile 2 April 2006 list
(273412) 2006 WF2 18 November 2006 list
(273471) 2006 YK2 16 December 2006 list
(273994) 2007 NH1 11 July 2007 list
(274246) 2008 OY9 31 July 2008 list
(274264) 2008 PZ6 5 August 2008 list
(274472) 2008 SV83 28 September 2008 list
278447 Saviano 2 October 2007 list
278735 Kamioka 27 September 2008 list
(279411) 2010 FM6 16 March 2010 list
282903 Masada 20 April 2007 list
(284458) 2007 GB1 8 April 2007 list
(288615) 2004 ND9 11 July 2004 list
292872 Anoushankar 12 November 2006 list
(293131) 2006 XV56 15 December 2006 list
(293477) 2007 FY 16 March 2007 list
294296 Efeso 3 November 2007 list
(295471) 2008 QM11 27 August 2008 list
(299777) 2006 SN63 21 September 2006 list
(299785) 2006 SC77 22 September 2006 list
(300124) 2006 VG14 14 November 2006 list
(304203) 2006 QR110 27 August 2006 list
(304277) 2006 SL20 19 September 2006 list
(309762) 2008 YN5 22 December 2008 list
(311907) 2007 AH9 12 January 2007 list
(316098) 2009 OO1 19 July 2009 list
(320377) 2007 UP 16 October 2007 list
(327943) 2007 EQ26 9 March 2007 list
(327982) 2007 GE2 10 April 2007 list
(330712) 2008 PR1 3 August 2008 list
(331316) 2011 GP36 20 April 2006 list
(332632) 2008 UO1 22 October 2008 list
(345868) 2007 QE2 19 August 2007 list
(346810) 2009 CD40 13 February 2009 list
(349237) 2007 TH69 13 October 2007 list
(349499) 2008 OX5 29 July 2008 list
(349862) 2009 DX43 21 February 2009 list
(351976) 2006 UP64 23 October 2006 list
(352017) 2006 VR13 12 November 2006 list
(367392) 2008 OX9 31 July 2008 list
(374338) 2005 UZ4 25 October 2005 list
(375798) 2009 TA4 12 October 2009 list
(378076) 2006 UQ64 23 October 2006 list
(383622) 2007 PJ9 11 August 2007 list
(385980) 2007 AA8 9 January 2007 list
(429136) 2009 TJ8 13 October 2009 list
(435161) 2007 NV2 14 July 2007 list
(440411) 2005 QS28 26 August 2005 list
(447682) 2007 AA20 15 January 2007 list
(456378) 2006 UA62 18 October 2006 list
(457248) 2008 QH 20 August 2008 list
(483951) 2006 BM147 31 January 2006 list
(509357) 2007 AZ19 13 January 2007 list

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (7132) Casulli. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 578. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 9121 Stefanovalentini (1998 DJ11)" (2016-05-18 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "LCDB Data for (9121) Stefanovalentini". Asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB). Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Behrend, Raoul. "Asteroids and comets rotation curves – (9121) Stefanovalentini". Geneva Observatory. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (9121) Stefanovalentini. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 679. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "93061 Barbagallo (2000 SX20)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 

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