Poul Jensen (astronomer)
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Poul Jensen Astronomer

Poul B. Jensen is a Danish astronomer and a discoverer of 98 minor planets while working at Brorfelde Observatory.[1][2] Between 1967–69 he assisted in positional observations with the observatory's 7" transit circle.[3] He is also a co-discoverer (with Carolyn S. Shoemaker) of the Comet Jensen-Shoemaker (1987g1).[4] As of 2004, he is still publishing in the Minor Planet Circulars.[5]

On 22 July 1994, the main-belt asteroid 5900 Jensen was named by his colleges Karl Augustesen and Hans Jørn Fogh Olsen in his and his wife's honor (M.P.C. 23793).[2][6]

List of discovered minor planets

3033 Holbaek 5 March 1984 list[A][B]
3318 Blixen 23 April 1985 list[A]
3459 Bodil 2 April 1986 list
3596 Meriones 14 November 1985 list[A]
3782 Celle 3 October 1986 list
3796 Lene 6 December 1986 list
3830 Trelleborg 11 September 1986 list
3858 Dorchester 3 October 1986 list
3864 Søren 6 December 1986 list
3934 Tove 23 February 1987 list[A][B]
3948 Bohr 15 September 1985 list
3956 Caspar 3 November 1988 list
3989 Odin 8 September 1986 list
3990 Heimdal 25 September 1987 list
4059 Balder 29 September 1987 list
4088 Baggesen 3 April 1986 list
4092 Tyr 8 October 1986 list
4213 Njord 25 September 1987 list
4452 Ullacharles 7 September 1988 list
4453 Bornholm 3 November 1988 list
4484 Sif 25 February 1987 list
4572 Brage 8 September 1986 list
4669 Høder 27 October 1987 list
4862 Loke 30 September 1987 list
4894 Ask 8 September 1986 list
4895 Embla 13 October 1986 list
5024 Bechmann 14 November 1985 list
5030 Gyldenkerne 3 November 1988 list
5051 Ralph 24 September 1984 list
5106 Mortensen 19 February 1987 list
5116 Korsør 13 March 1988 list
5118 Elnapoul 7 September 1988 list
8 September 1988 list
5165 Videnom 11 February 1985 list
5171 Augustesen 25 September 1987 list
5173 Stjerneborg 13 March 1988 list
5320 Lisbeth 14 November 1985 list[A][B]
5321 Jagras 14 November 1985 list[A][B]
5323 Fogh 13 October 1986 list
5427 Jensmartin 13 May 1986 list
5505 Rundetaarn 6 November 1986 list
5900 Jensen 3 October 1986 list
6000 United Nations 27 October 1987 list
8 September 1988 list
6085 Fraethi 25 September 1987 list
6119 Hjorth 6 December 1986 list
6184 Nordlund 26 October 1987 list
11 October 1986 list
6959 Mikkelkocha 3 November 1988 list
7559 Kirstinemeyer 14 November 1985 list
25 October 1987 list
7931 Kristianpedersen 13 March 1988 list
27 January 1987 list
8820 Anjandersen 14 November 1985 list
9015 Coe 14 November 1985 list
8 September 1988 list
10048 Grönbech 3 October 1986 list
1 December 1988 list
14 November 1985 list
8 September 1986 list
11 September 1986 list
11 September 1986 list
13 March 1988 list
3 October 1986 list
9 April 1988 list
13 March 1988 list
2 April 1986 list
13 March 1988 list
9 September 1988 list
3 November 1988 list
14 November 1985 list
8 September 1988 list
30 September 1987 list
27 April 1989 list
30 September 1987 list
8 September 1988 list
12 December 1988 list
8 September 1988 list
25 September 1987 list
30 September 1987 list
13 March 1988 list
3 November 1988 list
4 October 1986 list
25 September 1987 list
1 December 1988 list
8 September 1988 list
4 October 1986 list
25 September 1987 list
9 September 1988 list
3 November 1988 list
7 September 1988 list
13 March 1988 list
13 March 1988 list
3 November 1988 list
30 September 1987 list
3 November 1988 list
11 October 1986 list
30 September 1987 list
Co-discovery made with:
A K. Augustesen
B H. J. Fogh Olsen

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(5900) Jensen". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names - (5900) Jensen. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 496. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_5517. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  3. ^ Fogh Olson, H. J.; Jensen, P.; Knudsen, T. (1973). "Meridian observations made in Brorfelde (Copenhagen University Observatory) 1967-1969. Positions of 2246 stars brighter than 11. 0 vis. mag". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement. 9: 1. Bibcode:1973A&AS....9....1F.
  4. ^ Jensen, P.; Augustesen, K.; Shoemaker, E. (1987). "Comet Jensen-Shoemaker (1987g1)". IAU Circular. 4505: 1. Bibcode:1987IAUC.4505....1J.
  5. ^ Jensen, P.; Augustesen, K.; Shoemaker, E. (2004). "Minor Planet Observations [054 Brorfelde]". Minor Planet Circular. 50596: 2. Bibcode:2004MPC..50596...2J.
  6. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2016.

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