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Richard Martin West

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Richard Martin West (born 1941) is a Danish astronomer and discoverer of astronomical objects with a long career at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and at the International Astronomical Union (IAU). [1]

33 relations: Adriaan Blaauw, Astronomer, Astronomical object, Comet, Comet West, Denmark, European Southern Observatory, Hans-Emil Schuster, International Astronomical Union, International Council for Science, List of minor planets: 10001–11000, List of minor planets: 11001–12000, List of minor planets: 12001–13000, List of minor planets: 2001–3000, List of minor planets: 3001–4000, List of minor planets: 5001–6000, List of minor planets: 6001–7000, List of minor planets: 79001–80000, List of minor planets: 8001–9000, List of minor planets: 9001–10000, List of numbered comets, Minor planet, Minor Planet Center, Phoenix Dwarf, Trojan (astronomy), University of Copenhagen, 2022 West, 2052 Tamriko, 2145 Blaauw, 2146 Stentor, 2148 Epeios, 2187 La Silla, 76P/West–Kohoutek–Ikemura.

Adriaan Blaauw

Adriaan Blaauw (12 April 1914 – 1 December 2010) was a Dutch astronomer.

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Astronomer

An astronomer is a scientist in the field of astronomy who concentrates their studies on a specific question or field outside the scope of Earth.

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Astronomical object

An astronomical object or celestial object is a naturally occurring physical entity, association, or structure that exists in the observable universe.

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Comet

A comet is an icy small Solar System body that, when passing close to the Sun, warms and begins to release gases, a process called outgassing.

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Comet West

Comet West, formally designated C/1975 V1, 1976 VI, and 1975n, was a comet described as one of the brightest objects to pass through the inner solar system in 1976.

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Denmark

Denmark (Danmark), officially the Kingdom of Denmark,Kongeriget Danmark,.

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European Southern Observatory

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is a 15-nation intergovernmental research organization for ground-based astronomy.

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Hans-Emil Schuster

Hans-Emil Schuster (born September 19, 1934 in Hamburg) is a German astronomer and a discoverer of minor planets and comets, who retired in October 1991.

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International Astronomical Union

The International Astronomical Union (IAU; Union astronomique internationale, UAI) is an international association of professional astronomers, at the PhD level and beyond, active in professional research and education in astronomy.

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International Council for Science

The International Council for Science (ICSU, after its former name, International Council of Scientific Unions) is an international organization devoted to international cooperation in the advancement of science.

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List of minor planets: 10001–11000

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List of minor planets: 11001–12000

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List of minor planets: 12001–13000

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List of minor planets: 2001–3000

#FA8072 | 2078 Nanking || 1975 AD || January 12, 1975 || Nanking || Purple Mountain Obs.

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List of minor planets: 3001–4000

#d6d6d6 | 3089 Oujianquan || || December 3, 1981 || Nanking || Purple Mountain Obs.

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List of minor planets: 5001–6000

#fefefe | 5390 Huichiming || || December 19, 1981 || Nanking || Purple Mountain Obs.

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List of minor planets: 6001–7000

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List of minor planets: 79001–80000

#fefefe | 79654 || || September 23, 1998 || Višnjan Observatory || Višnjan Obs.

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List of minor planets: 8001–9000

#fefefe | 8193 Ciaurro || 1993 SF || September 17, 1993 || Stroncone || Santa Lucia Obs.

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List of minor planets: 9001–10000

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List of numbered comets

This is a list of periodic comets that were numbered by the Minor Planet Center after having been observed on at least two occasions.

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Minor planet

A minor planet is an astronomical object in direct orbit around the Sun (or more broadly, any star with a planetary system) that is neither a planet nor exclusively classified as a comet.

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Minor Planet Center

The Minor Planet Center (MPC) is the official worldwide organization in charge of collecting observational data for minor planets (such as asteroids and comets), calculating their orbits and publishing this information via the Minor Planet Circulars.

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Phoenix Dwarf

The Phoenix Dwarf is a dwarf irregular galaxy discovered in 1976 by Hans-Emil Schuster and Richard Martin West and mistaken for a globular cluster.

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Trojan (astronomy)

In astronomy, a trojan is a minor planet or moon that shares the orbit of a planet or larger moon, wherein the trojan remains in the same, stable position relative to the larger object.

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University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) (Københavns Universitet) is the oldest university and research institution in Denmark.

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2022 West

2022 West, provisional designation, is a stony asteroid from the middle regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 12 kilometers in diameter.

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2052 Tamriko

2052 Tamriko, provisional designation, is a stony Eoan asteroid from the outer regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 27 kilometers in diameter.

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2145 Blaauw

2145 Blaauw, provisional designation, is a dark Ursula asteroid from the outer regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 38 kilometers in diameter.

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2146 Stentor

2146 Stentor, provisional designation, is a Jupiter trojan from the Greek camp, approximately in diameter.

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2148 Epeios

2148 Epeios, provisional designation, is a mid-sized Jupiter trojan from the Greek camp, approximately in diameter.

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2187 La Silla

2187 La Silla, provisionally designated, is a stony Eunomia asteroid from the middle region of the asteroid belt, approximately 12 kilometers in diameter.

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76P/West–Kohoutek–Ikemura

76P/West–Kohoutek–Ikemura is a Jupiter-family periodic comet in the Solar System with a current orbital period of 6.48 years.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Martin_West

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