Vincenzo Zappalà

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Minor planets discovered: 9 [1]
4478 Blanco 23 April 1984 list[A]
5802 Casteldelpiano 27 April 1984 list
6289 Lanusei 28 April 1984 list[A]
7459 Gilbertofranco 28 April 1984 list
9009 Tirso 23 April 1984 list
9010 Candelo 27 April 1984 list
10038 Tanaro 28 April 1984 list
11476 Stefanosimoni 23 April 1984 list
17357 Lucataliano 23 August 1978 list[B]
Co-discovery made with:
A W. Ferreri
B G. DeSanctis

Vincenzo Zappalà (born 1945) is an Italian astronomer and discoverer of several main-belt asteroids.

He is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovered of 9 minor planets.[1] All of his discoveries he made at ESO's Chilean La Silla Observatory in 1984, with the exception of 17357 Lucataliano, which he discovered at Mount Stromlo Observatory in 1978.[2] He has also been a long-term astronomer at the Observatory of Turin in Pino Torinese.[3]

The main-belt asteroid 2813 Zappalà, discovered by American astronomer Edward Bowell at the U.S. Anderson Mesa Station in 1981, is named in his honour.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "17357 Lucataliano (1978 QH3)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2813) Zappalà. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 230. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 

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