Walter Ferreri

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Minor planets discovered: 15 [1]
3625 Fracastoro 27 April 1984 list
3778 Regge 26 April 1984 list
4061 Martelli 19 March 1988 list
4398 Chiara 23 April 1984 list
4478 Blanco[A] 23 April 1984 list
4821 Bianucci 5 March 1986 list
5003 Silvanominuto 15 March 1988 list
5022 Roccapalumba[A] 23 April 1984 list
6114 Dalla-Degregori[A] 28 April 1984 list
6289 Lanusei[A] 28 April 1984 list
7396 Brusin 4 March 1986 list
10738 Marcoaldo 17 March 1988 list
19968 Palazzolascaris 19 March 1988 list
(21007) 1988 FD3 19 March 1988 list
52267 Rotarytorino 4 March 1986 list
  1. A with V. Zappalà

Walter Ferreri (born 1948), originally from Buddusò in Sardinia, is an astronomer at the Italian Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino, science writer and discoverer of minor planets.

He is a member of the "Division III Commission 20 Positions & Motions of Minor Planets, Comets & Satellites" and the "Division III Planetary Systems Sciences" at the IAU. He is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 15 numbered minor planets he made at the La Silla Observatory site in Chile between 1984 and 1988.[1]

The outer main-belt asteroid 3308 Ferreri, discovered by astronomers Henri Debehogne and Giovanni de Sanctis, is named after him for his contributions for and popularization of astronomy.[2] Naming citation was published on 14 April 1987 (M.P.C. 11750).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (3308) Ferreri. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 275. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 18 July 2016.