|see § List of discovered minor planets|
He is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovered of 9 minor planets. 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. He has also been a long-term astronomer at the Observatory of Turin in Pino Torinese.
Awards and honors
List of discovered minor planets
|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 with: A W. Ferreri and B G. DeSanctis|
- "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
- "17357 Lucataliano (1978 QH3)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
- 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.
- Interview with Vincenzo Zappalà Part 1 (in Italian)
- Interview with Vincenzo Zappalà Part 2 (in Italian)
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