Brian A. Skiff
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Brian A. Skiff

Brian A. Skiff is an American astronomer noted for discovering numerous asteroids and a number of comets including the periodic comets 114P/Wiseman-Skiff (with Jennifer Wiseman) and 140P/Bowell-Skiff (with Edward Bowell).

Biography

Between 1980 and 1997, he has also discovered a total 60 numbered minor planets,[1] including , a dark Jupiter trojan about 37 kilometers in diameter.[2][3] Working on the LONEOS project he rediscovered the long lost asteroid 69230 Hermes in October 2003 and the Apohele asteroid in May 2004. Skiff has worked as an Astronomer at Lowell Observatory since 1976.[4] He is also a volleyball player with the Mars Hill summer volleyball squad.

Awards and honors

The Florian main-belt asteroid 2554 Skiff was named in his honour.[5] The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 8 April 1982 (M.P.C. 6834).[6]

List of discovered minor planets

Brian Skiff is credited with the discovery and co-discovery of 60 minor planets between 1981 and 1997. The co-discovery of 2557 Putnam, 3256 Daguerre, 3807 Pagels and 4193 Salanave he made in collaboration with Norman G. Thomas A .[1]

2525 O'Steen 2 November 1981 list
2557 Putnam 26 September 1981 list[A]
2588 Flavia 2 November 1981 list
2864 Soderblom 12 January 1983 list
2881 Meiden 12 January 1983 list
3140 Stellafane 9 January 1983 list
3153 Lincoln 28 September 1984 list
3154 Grant 28 September 1984 list
3155 Lee 28 September 1984 list
3256 Daguerre 26 September 1981 list[A]
3325 TARDIS 3 May 1984 list
3434 Hurless 2 November 1981 list
3505 Byrd 9 January 1983 list
3617 Eicher 2 June 1984 list
3637 O'Meara 23 October 1984 list
3684 Berry 9 January 1983 list
3706 Sinnott 28 September 1984 list
3807 Pagels 26 September 1981 list[A]
3819 Robinson 12 January 1983 list
3841 Dicicco 4 November 1983 list
3872 Akirafujii 12 January 1983 list
4078 Polakis 9 January 1983 list
4147 Lennon 12 January 1983 list
4149 Harrison 9 March 1984 list
4150 Starr 31 August 1984 list
4193 Salanave 26 September 1981 list[A]
4201 Orosz 3 May 1984 list
4336 Jasniewicz 31 August 1984 list
4690 Strasbourg 9 January 1983 list
4692 SIMBAD 4 November 1983 list
4932 Texstapa 9 March 1984 list
5460 Tsénaat'a'í 12 January 1983 list
5945 Roachapproach 28 September 1984 list
6083 Janeirabloom 25 September 1984 list
6115 Martinduncan 25 September 1984 list
6173 Jimwestphal 9 January 1983 list
6229 Tursachan 4 November 1983 list
6370 Malpais 9 March 1984 list
6690 Messick 25 September 1981 list
7393 Luginbuhl 28 September 1984 list
7863 Turnbull 2 November 1981 list
8147 Colemanhawkins 28 September 1984 list
8994 Kashkashian 6 November 1980 list
10039 Keet Seel 2 June 1984 list
10715 Nagler 11 September 1983 list
11823 Christen 2 November 1981 list
28 September 1984 list
13001 Woodney 2 November 1981 list
13006 Schwaar 12 January 1983 list
2 November 1981 list
30 October 1997 list
24 March 1985 list
25 September 1984 list
9 January 1983 list
27 October 1997 list
30 October 1997 list
30 October 1997 list
26 January 1984 list
25 October 1997 list
25 October 1997 list

See also

Works

  • Observing Handbook and Catalogue of Deep-Sky Objects By Christian B. Luginbuhl, Brian A. Skiff
  • Long-term solar brightness changes estimated from a survey of Sun-like stars G. W. Lockwood, Brian A. Skiff, Sallie L. Baliunas & Richard R. Radick

References

  1. ^ a b c "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 25 October 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "15398 (1997 UZ23)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "LCDB Data for (15398)". Asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB). Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ Brian Skiff at Lowell Observatory
  5. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(2554) Skiff". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names - (2554) Skiff. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 209. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_2555. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  6. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2018.


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