CITAZIONI  DEI  PIANETINI  NUMERATI  E  NOMINATI

                                             Scoperti a San Marcello Pistoiese – 104

 [La lista comprende i pianetini scoperti a San Marcello che sono stati Numerati dal M.P.C. e che hanno ricevuto un Nome da parte degli scopritori. Al momento sono  85  ( Aggiornamento Maggio 2006)]

 

1)        (7481) San Marcello

1994 PA1. Discovered 1994 August 11 by A. Boattini and M. Tombelli at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Named for San Marcello Pistoiese, the mountain village where the Pian dei Termini Observatory is located and an important all-year holiday Tuscan resort. Founded by the Romans in 224 B.C., its name comes from the Roman Consul Marcus Claudius Marcellus. A pedestrian suspension bridge on the river Lima is the longest in the world. (MP Circ. 29673)

 2)        (7599) Munari

1994 PB. Discovered 1994 August 3 by A. Boattini and M. Tombelli at San Marcello Pistoiese. Named in honor of Ulisse Munari (1960-    ), staff astronomer at the Astronomical Observatories of Padua and Asiago  since 1990. His researches are concerned with symbiotic stars, cataclysmic variables, novae and open clusters as well as minor planets. As a high-school student he founded the Minor Planet Section of the Italian National Amateur Organization, and he still maintains his links with amateurs, allowing them access to some of the Italian professional telescopes. The discoverers found their first asteroid with one of these instruments. (MPCirc. 30478)

3)       (7787) Annalaura

1994 WW. Discovered 1994 November 23 by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Named in honor of Annalaura Calvani Tesi, wife of the first discoverer. (MPCirc. 30803)

4)        (7801) Goretti

1996 GG2. Discovered 1996 April 12 by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Named in honor of Vittorio Goretti (1939-    ), a high-school teacher of physics and mathematics in
Bologna for almost three decades. As an amateur astronomer, he has focused primarily on the study of minor planets, and in 1976 he was one of the founders of the survey at San Vittore . In 1995 he started a new program from his home in Pianoro that is mainly devoted to follow-up observations. (MPCirc. 30803)

5)        (8051) Pistoria

1997 PP4. Discovered 1997 August 13 by L. Tesi and G. Cattani at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Named for the Italian city of
Pistoria, situated about 30 km from Florence at the foot of the western slope of the Central Apennines between Tuscany and Aemilia. Pistoria is the ancient name of the settlement dating to its founding in the second century B.C. by the Romans. (MPCirc. 32349)

6)         (8558) Hack

1995 PC. Discovered 1995 August 1 by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Named in honor of Margherita Hack (1922-    ), director of the Trieste Astronomical Observatory (1964-1987), director of the astronomy department of Trieste University (1985-1991 and 1996-1997) and a former president of IAU Commission 29. Although her studies have ranged from optics and solar physics to radioastronomy (galactic 21-cm emission), her main fields of research remain stellar spectroscopy, stellar atmospheres and observable effects of stellar evolution. Her present interests are the ultraviolet and optical spectroscopy of close interacting binaries, atmospheric eclipsing binaries and symbiotic stars. (MPCirc. 32350)

7)         (9904) Mauratombelli

1997 OC1. Discovered 1997 July 29 by A. Boattini and L. Tesi at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Named in honor of Maura Tombelli (1952-    ). Initially trained as an observer of variable stars, in 1994 she started a five-year survey of minor planets at Asiago Astrophysical Observatory with Ulisse Munari  and Giuseppe Forti in Arcetri. She also shared a lot of observing with the discoverers, especially the follow-up of NEOs, and she contributed to the discovery of 1994 QC, the first NEA found from Italy. She is currently involved in a project to build a new observatory near the town of Montelupo, where she lives. She is still the only female astrometrist in Italy. (MPCirc. 34632)

8)          (10149) Cavagna

1994 PA = 1996 AZ3. Discovered 1994 August 3 by M. Tombelli at San Marcello Pistoiese Observatory. Named in honour of Marco Cavagna (b. 1958), Italian amateur astronomer. He began observing comets, variable stars ad occultations at an early age. In 1989 he was one of promoters of  follow-up program, with special interest in NEOs, at Sormano Observatory. Cavagna introduced the discoverers to the Italian astrometric community during its first meeting, held in Verona in 1991 (MPCirc. 35494)

9)          (10219)  Penco

1997 UJ5 = 1992 GL8 = 1995 AH3.  Discovered 1997 October 25 by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese. Named  in honor of Italian phisicist Umberto Penco . After teaching high-school for several years, he became a researcher in the department of phisics at the University of Pisa. He has worked in astrophisics, most recently on mathematical models of chemical evolution of galaxies, and he maintains an interest in science education at secondary-school level, training teachers in astronomy and phisics. Penco has assisted the San Marcello Observatory as a scientific consultant since it was first established, and he has given advice especially on the selection and improvement of the optical instrumentation.(MPCirc. 35494)                                      

10)        (10371)   Gigli

 

1995 DU3.  Discovered 1995 Feb. 27  by  L. Tesi  and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese .

Named  in honor of Paolo Gigli, who, with the first discoverer, founded the Pian dei Termini Observatory. Early on, Gigli’s main interests concerned the study of variable stars and the observation of the sun. Later he became a speaker on astronomy at Pian dei Termini Observatory, where public lectures are held three times a weck.(MPCirc.35494)  

 

11)                      (10584)  Ferrini

 

1996 GJ2  =  193 RG18.  Discovered 1996 Apr. 14  by  L. Tesi  and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese. Named  in honor of the Italian phisicist Federico Ferrini, professor of astronomical techniques at the University of Pisa. He has publisched more than 100 scientific papers in major astronomical journals. These cover many subjectes in modern theoretical astrophisics, among them planetology, star formation, the intestellar medium, galactic evolution and its cosmological effects. He is responsable for the Italian light galactic pollution commission and is coordinator for Mediterranean Astronomical Network.

(MPCirc. 35495) 

 

12)       (10642)  Charmaine                                    

     

1999 BF8  =  1978 JL 3  =  1996 RY 24  =  1997 WX 33. Discovered 1999 Jan. 19  by  A. Boattini and L. Tesi at San Marcello Pistoiese .Named  in honor of Charmaine Wilkerson (b. 1962), wife of the first discoverer. An American-born writer and broadcaster, she has produced numerous reports on astronomical phenomena and missions.

      (MPCirc. 35495)

 

 13)       (11102) Bertorighini

1995 SZ4. Discovered 1995 Sept. 26 by L. Tesi at San Marcello Pistoiese. Alberto Righini (1942-    ) is a professor of astronomy at the University of Florence and Arcetri {see planet (6645)} Observatory. His main field of interest is solar physics, and he has observed several eclipses

 14)        (11359) Piteglio

1998 BP24. Discovered 1998 Jan. 27 by L. Tesi and V. Cecchini at San Marcello Pistoiese.
The northern Tuscany village of Piteglio was founded in medieval times. Piteglio's government has contributed to the construction and maintenance of the Pian dei Termini Observatory, where this object was found. It is also where the second discoverer lives. (M 38200)

  15)        (11595) Monsummano

1995 KN. Discovered 1995 May 23 by A. Boattini and L. Tesi at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Monsummano Terme is a town in northern
Tuscany, about 40 km from Florence. The town is known for its hot springs and for shoe manufacturing. Poet Giuseppe Giusti and French singer Ives Montand were born here. The second discoverer also was born and grew up in Monsummano. (M 38201)

 16)          (11605) Ranfagni

1995 UP6. Discovered 1995 Oct. 19 by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Piero Ranfagni (1949-    ) worked for many years as a technician at Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory. He is on the technical staff of the TIRGO Telescope and in the project office of LBT. He has also been very active in the history of astronomy and in popular astronomy. (M 40708)

17)          (11622) Samuele

1996 RD4. Discovered 1996 Sept. 9 by A. Boattini and L. Tesi at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Samuele Marconi (1975-    ) is a very active amateur astronomer at the San Marcello Observatory who spends much of his time giving public lectures on astronomy. (M 41385)

 

 

18)          (11625) Francelinda

1996 UL1. Discovered 1996 Oct. 20 by L. Tesi and G. Cattani at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Francesca Tesi and Linda Tesi are granddaughters of the first discoverer. (M 38201)

19)          (11667) Testa

1997 UB1. Discovered 1997 Oct. 19 by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Augusto Testa (1950-    ), Italian amateur astronomer, observes minor planets at the Sormano  Astronomical Observatory. Over the past few years he has developed a lot of software dedicated to the observation of minor planets, and these are widely used by the Italian community of astrometric observers. (M 38201)

20)        (12399) Bartolini

1995 OD. Discovered 1995 July 19 by A. Boattini and L. Tesi at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Corrado Bartolini (1941-    ), professor at the
University of Bologna since 1970, has focused his interests on contact spectrophotometric binaries, RR Lyrae and magnetic stars and x-ray binaries. With colleagues, he was successful in 1997 in observing the first optical counterpart of -ray burst. (M 41386)

(21)       (12840) Paolaferrari

1997 GR5. Discovered 1997 Apr. 6 by L. Tesi and G. Cattani at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Paola Ferrari is head of the town library in San Marcello Pistoiese. Her contribution to the construction and the development of the Pian dei Termini Observatory has been remarkable over the years. (M 40710)

22)       (12927) Pinocchio

1999 SU9. Discovered 1999 Sept. 30 by M. Tombelli and L. Tesi at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Pinocchio was created by Italian writer Carlo Lorenzini, more properly known as Collodi. His book, written in 1883, tells the story of the wooden puppet that, through adventures and ups and downs in his life, finally became a real child. (M 40710)

23)        (12928) Nicolapozio

1999 SV9. Discovered 1999 Sept. 30 by A. Boattini and G. Forti at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Nicola Pozio (1965-    ) is an accountant for The Spaceguard Foundation. Without his dedication to the development and support of the Foundation it would not have been possible for the discoverers to initiate and maintain the activity on NEOs at the Spaceguard Central Node. (M 46010)

24)        (13150) Paolotesi

1995 FS. Discovered 1995 Mar. 23 by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Paolo Tesi (1959-    ) is the elder son of the first discoverer. (M 41939

 

 

25)       (13200) Romagnani

1997 EQ40. Discovered 1997 Mar. 13 by L. Tesi and G. Cattani at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Sauro Romagnani (1942-    ), a teacher at the San Marcello junior high school, was selected to participate in a research teaching team for the
Educational European Center. He contributed to the founding of the local public library and establishment of the Astronomical Observatory in the Pistoia area. (M 41939)

26)       (13223) Cenaceneri

1997 PQ4. Discovered 1997 Aug. 13 by L. Tesi at San Marcello Pistoiese.
La Cena delle Ceneri (''The Dinner of the Ashes'') is a work by the Italian philosopher Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) in which, for the first time in Western philosophical thought, there is discussion of the infinity of worlds in the universe. (M 40710)

27)       (13250) Danieladucato

1998 OJ. Discovered 1998 July 19 by A. Boattini and L. Tesi at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Daniela Ducato (1960-    ), an active amateur astronomer, has organized many astronomical public events and observing gatherings in Sardegna (
Sardinia). She also designed the public gardens of Guspini, her native town, following themes that resembled the constellations. (M 42674)

28)        (13704) Aletesi

1998 PA1. Discovered 1998 Aug. 13 by L. Tesi at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Alessandro Tesi (1964-    ) is the younger son of the discoverer. (M 41939)

29)        (13798) Cecchini

1998 VK33. Discovered 1998 Nov. 15 by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Vasco Cecchini (1932-    ) is a very active amateur astronomer, and in the last few years he has collaborated with the Pian dei Termini Observatory. (M 45338)

30)        (14186) Virgiliofos

1998 XP2. Discovered 1998 Dec. 7 by A. Boattini and L. Tesi at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Virgilio Fossombroni (1946-    ), a teacher of Italian Literature, developed a keen interest in science in general and taught the first rudiments of astronomy to the first discoverer when he was a little boy. (M 45338)

31)        (14486) Tuscia

1994 TE. Discovered 1994 Oct. 4 by L. Tesi and G. Cattani at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Tuscia is the ancient name given to
Tuscany, the central Italian region once inhabited by the Etruscans, and located between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Arno and Tiber rivers. (M 41386)

32)         (14568) Zanotta

1998 OK. Discovered 1998 July 19 by A. Boattini and M. Tombelli at San Marcello Pistoiese.
After early activity on variable stars, Milanese amateur astronomer Mauro Vittorio Zanotta (1963-    ) developed a keen interest in hunting for comets. His efforts paid off when he codiscovered comet C/1991 Y1 (Zanotta-Brewington). (M 41386)

33)          (14919) Robertohaver

1994 PG. Discovered 1994 Aug. 6 by A. Boattini and M. Tombelli at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Roberto Haver (1961-    ) is an Italian amateur astronomer who has been actively involved in observing and studying comets and meteors for more than 20 years. He planned a search for comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle in 1992 with the Schmidt telescope at Cima Ekar and later found prerecovery images. (M 42674)

34)         (14964) Robertobacci

1996 VS. Discovered 1996 Nov. 2 by L. Tesi and G. Cattani at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Roberto Bacci (1965-    ), an active amateur astronomer since his adolescence, has turned his primary interest to variable stars and meteors. (M 42674)

35)        (14973) Rossirosina

1997 RZ. Discovered 1997 Sept. 1 by A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Rosina Rossi Boattini (1934-    ) is the mother of the discoverer. (M 41572)

36)         (15034) Décines

1998 WH. Discovered 1998 Nov. 16 by M. Tombelli and L. Tesi at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Décines is a French town to the west of Lione and twinned with the
municipality of Monsummano Terme, native city of second discoverer, and in which the amateur association Alepieri is very active in the popularization of astronomy. (M 45339)

37)        (15041) Paperetti

1998 XB5. Discovered 1998 Dec. 8 by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Emiliano Paperetti (1951-    ) is an amateur astronomer who lives in the Tuscan city of
Pistoia. Among his primary interests there is the development of astronomical software that also served the team involved in research on minor planets at San Marcello Pistoiese. (M 43046)

38)        (15460) Manca

1998 YD10. Discovered 1998 Dec. 25 by A. Boattini and L. Tesi at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Francesco Manca (1966-    ), an amateur astronomer at the Sormano Astronomical Observatory, has made several observations of potentially hazardous asteroids, computing for each of them future and past close encounters with our planet. (M 41388)

39)        (15817) Lucianotesi

1994 QC. Discovered 1994 Aug. 28 by A. Boattini and M. Tombelli at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Luciano Tesi (1931-    ) founded the Amateur Group of the
Pistoiese Mountain in 1980. This later led to the construction of the Pian dei Termini Observatory. As director of the station, he has collaborated with the discoverers since 1994 in finding minor planets and following up near-earth objects. (M 41388)

40)         (16154) Dabramo

2000 AW2. Discovered 2000 Jan. 1 by A. Boattini and M. Tombelli at San Marcello Pistoiese.
At the
University of Pisa, Germano D'Abramo (1973-    ) studied the statistics of mutual collisions. Since November 1998 he has collaborated with the Spaceguard Foundation in maintaining the Spaceguard Central Node and working on modeling the near-earth-object population. (M 41573)

41)        (16683) Alepieri

1994 JY. Discovered 1994 May 3 by L. Tesi and G. Cattani at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Alessandro Pieri (1969-2000) was an amateur astronomer from childhood and was for many years a member of the Associazione Astrofili Valdinievole, an organization of amateur astronomers in northern
Tuscany. He was an active meteor observer and an astrophotographer. (M 41941)

42)        (16744) Antonioleone

1996 OJ2. Discovered 1996 July 23 by L. Tesi at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Since the early 1970s, amateur astronomer Antonio Leone (1940-    ), of
Taranto, Italy, has developed principles of orbital motion in a manner easy for amateurs to understand. This has resulted in two books, Introduzione alla Meccanica Celeste and, with a co-author, Elementi di Calcolo delle Orbite. (M 42675)

43)        (16797) Wilkerson

1997 CA17. Discovered 1997 Feb. 7 by A. Boattini and L. Tesi at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Winston S. Wilkerson, uncle of the first discoverer's wife, is a member of the physics faculty at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in
New York. His interests have concentrated on variable stars, and he has been a member of the American Association of Variable Star Observers for many years. (M 43046)

44)       (16879) Campai

1998 BH10. Discovered 1998 Jan. 24 by A. Boattini and M. Tombelli at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Paolo Campai (1957-    ) is an amateur astronomer in
Florence principally involved in astronomical photography and teaching. The discoverers met him in the course of observations of $${lpha$$ Phoenicis and comet 1P/Halley in 1985 on a superb night near Florence. (M 49281)

45)       (17056) Boschetti

1999 GW3. Discovered 1999 Apr. 6 by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Carla Stefania Boschetti (1969-    ), of the
University of Padua, is involved in a study of Seyfert galaxies. (M 49281)

46)        (17077) Pampaloni

1999 HY2.  Discovered 1999 Apr. 25 by A. Boattini and M. Tombelli at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Carlo Pampaloni (1958-    ) is an amateur astronomer who has specialized in visual observations of variable stars for the Groupe Européen d'Observation Stellaire since 1971. So far, he has achieved more than 50 000 visual magnitude estimates. (M 49281)

47)        (19528) Delloro

1999 GB1. Discovered 1999 Apr. 4 by G. D'Abramo and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Aldo Dell'Oro (1971-    ), recently awarded his doctorate by the University of Florence, works on the physics and the evolution of main-belt minor planets. He has developed new methods for the statistical analysis of collisions and for reconstructing conditions for the formation of Hirayama {see planet
(1999)} families. (M 42367)

48)        (21269) Bechini

1996 LG. Discovered 1996 June 6 by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Roberto Bechini (1939-    ) is an amateur astronomer who belongs to the San Marcello amateur astronomy group. He is devoted to the popularization of astronomy and cosmology. (M 48159)

49)       (23547) Tognelli

1994 DG. Discovered 1994 Feb. 17 by L. Tesi and G. Cattani at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Emanuele Tognelli (1981-    ) is an enthusiastic young amateur astronomer who belongs to the local group at San Marcello Pistoiese. He is interested in the astrometric activity of minor planets and comets recorded at the Pian dei Termini facility. (M 48159)

50)    (24818) Menichelli

1994 WX. Discovered 1994 Nov. 23 by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Marco Menichelli (1942-    ) lives in Fiesole, an old Etruscan town near
Florence. An amateur astronomer on the San Marcello team, he wrote astronomical software, focusing on transient phenomena. (M 49281)

  51)        (24969) Lucafini

1998 CD2. Discovered 1998 Feb. 13 by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Luca Fini (1952-    ) is an astronomer at the Arcetri Observatory in
Florence whose principal interests are in the fields of high-performance computing and telescope instrumentation. He is currently working on the development of the control software for the adaptive-optics system of the Large Binocular Telescope. (M 53176)

52)        (25301) Ambrofogar

1998 XZ2. Discovered 1998 Dec. 7 by M. Tombelli and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Explorer and adventurer Ambrogio Fogar (1941-    ) has undertaken many challenges. He attempted to reach the North Pole on foot with his dog and in 1974 completed a trip around the world alone in a 12-meter boat made only of wood. For many years he was the star of the TV show Jonathan Dimensione Avventura. (M 49281)

53)        (25601) Francopacini

2000 AX2. Discovered 2000 Jan. 1 by M. Tombelli and L. Tesi at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Franco Pacini (1939-    ), since 1978 director of Arcetri Observatory, was IAU president from 2000 to 2003. The author of hundreds of publications on massive stars and their evolution, in 1967 he predicted the existence of neutron stars, spectacularly confirmed a year later with the discovery of the first pulsars. (M 52769)

54)        (25602) Ucaronia

2000 AA3. Discovered 2000 Jan. 2 by A. Boattini and A. Caronia at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Umberto Caronia (1908-1993) was the father of the second discoverer. (M 45341)

 

55)        (26356) Aventini

1998 YE10. Discovered 1998 Dec. 26 by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Andrea Aventini (1952-    ) is a amateur astronomer very active in the popularization of astronomy at San Marcello Pistoiese Observatory. (M 53176)

56)         (26498) Dinotina

2000 CV1. Discovered 2000 Feb. 4 by A. Boattini and L. Tesi at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Dino and Tina Grifoni, who have been living in
Sydney, Australia, for many years, are uncle and aunt of the first discoverer. (M 45341)

57)        (27130) Dipaola

1998 XA3. Discovered 1998 Dec. 8 by A. Boattini and M. Tombelli at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Andrea Di Paola (1970-    ), a staff member at the Rome Astronomical Observatory, has the scientific and technical responsibility for the Campo Imperatore Observatory. He has been involved with instrumentation and software at the CINEOS project for NEO discovery at Campo Imperatore since 1996. (M 49282)

58)        (27270) Guidotti

2000 AY4. Discovered 2000 Jan. 2 by L. Tesi and A. Caronia at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Guido Guidotti (1946-    ) is the founder of Valdinievole Association of Astronomy ''A. Pieri''. His main activities are arranging lectures and exhibitions on astronomical subjects, in particular with regard to making observations of planets and comets. (M 53176)

59)       (27917) Edoardo

1996 VU2. Discovered 1996 Nov. 6 by L. Tesi and G. Cattani at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Edoardo Tesi (2002-    ) is the grandson of the first discoverer. (M 53176)

60)       (27959) Fagioli

1997 SE1. Discovered 1997 Sept. 19 by L. Tesi at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Giancarlo Fagioli (1940-    ) is a cartographer and amateur astronomer interested in minor planets. He is very active at Montagna Pistoiese Observatory. (M 53176)

61)       (27977) Distratis

1997 UK5. Discovered 1997 Oct. 25 by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Since 1987, Cosimo Distratis (1927-    ) has devoted his life to building and managing Montefusco Uggiano Observatory, near
Taranto, Italy. Along with astronomy, his interests include patented capstan devices, design of satellite phone instruments and botany. (M 53176)

62)        (29353) Manu

1995 OG. Discovered 1995 July 19 by A. Boattini and L. Tesi at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Manuela Vedovelli (1969-    ), a special friend of the first discoverer, obtained her degree in astronomy in 1998 at the
University of Bologna, with a thesis on the Seyfert galaxies. (M 48160)

63)        (29672) Salvo

1998 XG9. Discovered 1998 Dec. 12 by A. Boattini and L. Tesi at San Marcello Pistoiese.
After studies on supernovae at the
University of Padua, Maria Elena Salvo (1970-    ) has recently started a program for supernova searches in the southern sky at the Australian National University in Canberra. (M 49282)

64)       (29705) Cialucy

1998 YP10. Discovered 1998 Dec. 26 by A. Boattini and L. Tesi at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Lucia ''Cia'' Boattini (1958-    ) is the elder sister of the first discoverer. (M 49282)

65)       (29706) Simonetta

1998 YS11. Discovered 1998 Dec. 25 by A. Boattini and L. Tesi at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Simonetta Boattini (1972-    ) is the younger sister of the first discoverer. (M 49282)

66)        (29869) Chiarabarbara

1999 GC1. Discovered 1999 Apr. 4 by A. Boattini and G. D'Abramo at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Chiara D'Abramo (1986-    ) and Barbara D'Abramo (1970-    ) are the sisters of the second discoverer. (M 48160)

67)        (31414) Rotarysusa

1999 AV22. Discovered 1999 Jan. 14 by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Rotary Susa Club-Val Susa (
Italy) is known for its humanitarian work and its devotion to scientific research. The organization has also supported astronomy through the enthusiastic involvement of many members. (M 53176)

68)        (31458) Delrosso

1999 CG16. Discovered 1999 Feb. 15 by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Renzo Del Rosso (1957-    ) has been an amateur astronomer since his childhood. He is an astrophotographer, lecturer and writer of astronomical software. He loves to search for new techniques to work with astronomical photographs. (M 52769)

69)        (32938) Ivanopaci

1995 TP2. Discovered 1995 Oct. 15 by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Ivano Paci (1932-    ), a professor at the
University of Florence, has provided crucial support to the development of the Montagna Pistoiese Astronomical Observatory. (M 53176)

 

70)         (33480) Bartolucci

1999 GA1. Discovered 1999 Apr. 4 by L. Tesi and M. Tombelli at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Osvaldo Bartolucci (1952-    ), director of a popular observatory near
Turin, is known for his tireless activity as a popularizer of astronomical science. He has been responsible for both the management of the observatory and the organization of conferences, courses and travels devoted to astronomy. (M 50464)

71)        (33532) Gabriellacoli

1999 HV2. Discovered 1999 Apr. 18 by A. Boattini and L. Tesi at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Gabriella Coli (1931-    ) was the elementary school teacher of the first discoverer. (M 48161

72)        (34696) Risoldi

2001 OV12. Discovered 2001 July 21 by A. Boattini and M. Tombelli at San Marcello Pistoiese.
Vairo Risoldi (1951-    ) is an amateur astronomer at the S.  Lucia Stroncone Observatory. Thanks to his skills in electronics and computer science, he made the telescope control interface and various software packages for the astrometric reduction of CCD  frames, extensively used by other Italian teams as well. (M 49282)

73) (34718) Cantagalli

2001 PR28. Discovered 2001 August 14 by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.                                              Michela  Cantagalli (b. 1965) is the daughter-in-law of the first discoverer. (M 53954)

74) (35358) Lorifini

1997 SL17. Discovered 1997 September 27 by L. Tesi and M: Tombelli at San Marcello Pistoiese.                                 Lorella Fini  (b. 1966) is the daughter-in-law of the first discoverer.(M 53954)

75) (35461) Mazzucato

1998 DM23. Discovered 1998 February 26 by L. Tesi and M: Tombelli at San Marcello Pistoiese.                                    Michele Mazzucato  (b. 1962) is an amateur astronomer whose main fields of interest are the history of astronomy, geometrical geodesy and astrometry of minor planets. A member of several scientific associations, he has written many articles and books, principally on geodesy and astronomy topics.

76) (36446) CINODAPISTOIA

2000 QV. Discovered 1998 February 26 by L. Tesi and M: Tombelli at San Marcello Pistoiese.                                                 Cino da Pistoia (1270-1337), whose full name was Guittoncino dei Sinibaldi (or Sighibaldi), was a Tuscan jurist and poet. A friend of Dante Alighieri and Francesco Petrarch, he wrote treatises on jurisprudence as well as numerous lyrics and sonnets dealing with the psychology of love.

77) (38020) HANNADAM

1998  MP.  Discovered 1998 June 17 by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.

Hanna Smigiel (b. 1971) is a Polish friend of the first discoverer , and Adam (b. 1992) is her son.

78) (39849)  GIAMPIERI

1998 CF2.  Discovered  1998 Feb. 13  by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.           

Giuliano Giampieri  (b. 1932) is a friend of the first discoverer.

79)  (43193)   SECINARO

2000 AW4.   Discovered  2000  Jan. 1  by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.      

Secinaro, in the province of L’Aquila, is the location of what is probably the first meteoric impact crater discovered in Italy, dating to the fourth or fifth century. The town’s mayor has established  a “National Golden Meteorite Prize” for amateur astronomers who have conducted research on the solar  system’s minor bodies.

 

80)  (43882)  MAURIVICOLI

1995 EM1.    Discovered  1995 Mar. 7  by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.   

 Maurizio Vicoli  (b. 1964) has long been involved in astronomical studies, publishing numerous articles on the relationship between philosophy and astronomy and participating in setting criteria for laws concerning light pollution in the Abruzzo region. He also conceived the town of Secinaro’s “National Golden Meteorite Prize”.

 

81)  (59417)   GIOCASILLI

1999 GD1.    Discovered  1999 Apr. 5  by A. Boattini and  L. Tesi at  San Marcello Pistoiese.     

 Giovanni Casilli (b. 1949) joined the staff of the Rome Astronomical Observatory in 1989. Since then he has worked at the Campo Imperatore station as a technician, providing his assistance to the Campo Imperatore Near-Earth Object Survey.

 

82)  (91214)   DICLEMENTE

1998 YB10.    Discovered  1998 Dec. 23  by A. Boattini and  L. Tesi at  San Marcello Pistoiese.     

Aldo Di Clemente (b. 1948), an amateur astronomer, has worked as a technician at the Campo Imperatore station of the Astronomical Observatory of Rome since 1982. His assistance has been valuable in conducting the Campo Imperatore Near-Earth Object Survey.

 

83)  (39678)   AMMANNITO

1996 LQ1.     Discovered 1996 06 12 by A. Boattini and L. Tesi at San Marcello.
      Eleonora Ammannito (
Tivoli 1979), graduated in Physics in 2004 (University of Rome, La Sapienza) with a dissertation on the calibration of VIRTIS, the imaging spectrometer of the Rosetta mission. She recently joined a Doctoral program at the University of Padua working on the setting up and calibration of the spear model of VIR-MS, the imaging spectrometer of the Dawn mission.

84)  (46644)   LAGIA

1995 OF.      Discovered 1995 07 19 by A. Boattini and L. Tesi at San Marcello.
       Lagia is the nickname of Livia Giacomini (Roma 1972), a scientific journalist and astrophysicist working in the field of science communication. She collaborated with the Spaceguard Foundation and with many other teams of researchers to spread asteroids science.

85  (46720)   PIEROSTROPPA

1997 PO4    Discovered 1997 Aug. 13 by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.                                                     Named in honour of Piero Stroppa (b. 1956), graduated in Physics at  Milan University in 1979.  Since 1992 he has worked in the Italian magazine of Astronomy and Space Science "Nuovo Orione". Teacher of physics in the high school, he has  written a lot of papers and books in popular astronomy and general science.

 

 


 

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