Dennis K. Chesney
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Dennis K. Chesney

Dennis K. Chesney is an American astronomer and discoverer of minor planets born in Clovis, New Mexico, and credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 38 numbered minor planets during 1998-2000.[1][2] As of 2016, his only named discovery is the outer main-belt asteroid 12583 Buckjean,[3] which he named after his parents. It was they who had gavin him a pair of binoculars for Christmas, that ultimately led to his many asteroid discoveries.[2] Naming citation was published on 20 March 2000 (M.P.C. 39658).[4]

List of discovered minor planets

12583 Buckjean 11 September 1999 list
10 January 1999 list
25 January 1999 list
19 January 1999 list
19 March 1999 list
15 February 1999 list
5 March 2000 list
15 October 1999 list
6 October 1999 list
5 November 1999 list
13 November 1999 list
16 November 1998 list
15 December 1998 list
16 January 1999 list
13 February 1999 list
15 February 1999 list
19 November 1999 list
1 October 1999 list
2 October 1999 list
18 October 1999 list
6 October 1999 list
10 December 1998 list
8 March 1999 list
12 March 1999 list
12 January 2000 list
27 January 1999 list
5 April 2000 list
10 May 1999 list
17 November 1999 list
25 January 1999 list
3 October 1999 list
6 October 1999 list
5 November 1999 list
10 November 1999 list
6 October 1999 list
6 November 1999 list
1 October 1999 list
1 November 2000 list

References

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 June 2016. Archived from the original on 26 February 2013. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(12583) Buckjean". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names - (12583) Buckjean. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 786. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_8650. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  3. ^ "12583 Buckjean (1999 RC35)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Archived from the original on 1 July 2017. Retrieved 2016.



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