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Sormano Astronomical Observatory
The Activity

Observational activity

  1. follow-up of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and "unusual" minor planets of recent discovery;
  2. follow-up of single opposition periodic comets;
  3. search for new objects near opposition and at low ecliptic latitudes;
  4. generic follow-up of NEAs and asteroids discovered at Sormano and their recovery.

Astrometric observations are forwarded to the Minor Planet Center with observatory code 587.

Non observational activity

  1. development of software for internal use;

  2. development of shareware software as Orbital Computation , MOID (Minimum Orbital Intersection Distance) , database for orbit identifications , guide. The Observatory is cooperating with Mario Carpino for the development of CCDAR, a package for the astrometric reduction of CCD images ;

  3. computation of orbital elements, partly sent to the Minor Planet Center for publication on the Minor Planet Circulars;

  4. popularization through guided visits to the Observatory, during which a particular emphasis is given to matters concerning NEOs and The Spaceguard Foundation, to which our Observatory is associated.

  5. Identification of asteroids and comets (orbital computations and observations) with links to the MPECs Minor Planet Center (see also Contributors section ) , please go to the orbit identification web page,

 

Astrometric Activity (updated through October 2014)

Number of observations

Comets Minor planets
681 9787

 

Numbered minor planets discovered at Sormano

Num. Date Discoverer/s 1st design. Name and Citations Opp Note/s
6882 950205 Sicoli-Giuliani 1995 CC1 Sormano 16
7199 940328 Cavagna-Giuliani 1994 FR Brianza 18
7848 960222 Cavagna-Testa 1996 DF1 Bernasconi 18
8106 941223 Cavagna-Sicoli 1994 YB Carpino 16
8111 950402 Testa-Giuliani 1995 GE Hoepli 18
8208 950228 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1995 DL2 Volta 16
8209 950228 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1995 DM2 Toscanelli 16
8935 970111 Sicoli-Cavagna 1997 AV13 Beccaria 16
9111 970128 Sicoli-Manca 1997 BD2 Matarazzo 16
9115 970227 Sicoli-Manca 1997 DG Battisti 14
9796 960419 Manca-Chiavenna 1996 HW 12
10387 961018 Sicoli-Manca 1996 UQ Bepicolombo 13
10605 961103 Giuliani-Manca 1996 VC1 Guidoni 17
10606 961103 Giuliani-Manca 1996 VD1 Crocco 17
11145 970829 Sicoli-Chiavenna 1997 QH1 Emanuelli 13
11652 970207 Sicoli-Manca 1997 CK13 Johnbrownlee 16
11970 941004 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1994 TD Palitzsch 15
12405 950915 Manca-Giuliani 1995 RK Nespoli 14
12410 950926 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1995 SM3 Donald Duck 13
13158 951017 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1995 UE 14
13689 970909 Giuliani 1997 RO7 Succi 15
13777 981020 Cavagna-Testa 1998 UV6 Cielobuio 14
14024 940909 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1994 RZ Procol Harum 16
14103 971001 Sicoli-Testa 1997 TC Manzoni 16
14104 971002 Giuliani 1997 TV Delpino 14
15379 970829 Sicoli-Chiavenna 1997 QG1 Alefranz 15
16682 940318 Cavagna-Giuliani 1994 FB Donati 16
16749 960816 Sicoli-Giuliani 1996 QE 13
17560 940114 Gualdoni-Testa 1994 AD3 12
17614 951027 Sicoli-Chiavenna 1995 UT7 16
17740 980127 Testa-Ghezzi 1998 BC19 13
18426 931218 Colzani-Ventre 1993 YN2 Maffei 13
18542 961229 Testa-Manca 1996 YP3 Broglio 14
18556 970207 Sicoli-Manca 1997 CC7 Battiato 13
19287 960222 Cavagna-Testa 1996 DH1 Paronelli 17
19318 961202 Manca-Cavagna 1996 XB2 Somanah 15
19398 980302 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1998 EM8 Creedence 17
21289 961103 Giuliani-Manca 1996 VB1 Giacomel 12
22500 970726 Sicoli-Testa 1997 OJ 14
23571 950101 Cavagna-Galliani 1995 AB Zuaboni 14
24861 960223 Testa-Ghezzi 1996 DE1 13
26197 970331 Sicoli-Manca 1997 FN1 Bormio 13
27855 950104 Testa-Manca 1995 AK Giorgilli 14
27900 960907 Giuliani-Chiavenna 1996 RM Cecconi 14
27958 970909 Giuliani 1997 RP9 Giussano 16
29424 970129 Testa-Chiavenna 1997 BV4 15
31244 980217 Sicoli-Testa 1998 DG11 15
31254 980227 Cavagna-Chiavenna 1998 DK23 13
32931 950926 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1995 SY4 Ferioli 7
32941 951024 Testa-Manca 1995 UY4 12
32944 951119 Sicoli-Manca 1995 WC3 Gussalli 14
33035 970927 Cavagna-Testa 1997 SZ9 Pareschi 13
33049 971025 Sicoli-Testa 1997 UF5 13
33151 980225 Cavagna-Ghezzi 1998 DY11 12
35270 960907 Giuliani-Chiavenna 1996 RL Molinari 12
35316 970111 Sicoli-Cavagna 1997 AW13 Monella 13
35334 970331 Sicoli-Manca 1997 FO1 Yarkovsky 13
37022 001022 Manca-Ventre 2000 UT1 Robertovittori 12
37706 960908 Giuliani-Chiavenna 1996 RN 13
37734 961030 Testa-Giuliani 1996 UR3 12
39653 951017 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1995 UC 13
39654 951019 Giuliani-Testa 1995 UP 15
39734 961214 Manca-Chiavenna 1996 XG26 12
43956 970207 Sicoli-Manca 1997 CD7 Elidoro 13
43957 970207 Sicoli-Manca 1997 CL13 Invernizzi 13
43993 970726 Sicoli-Testa 1997 OK Mariola 13
46691 970130 Sicoli-Giuliani 1997 BK3 11
48640 951017 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1995 UD 12
48643 951020 Sicoli-Manca 1995 UA2 Allen-Beach 14
48841 980127 Testa-Ghezzi 1998 BB19 16
55810 941004 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1994 TC Fabiofazio 12
55854 961108 Cavagna-Chiavenna 1996 VS1 10 Hungaria
59087 981115 Sicoli-Manca 1998 VT33 Maccacaro 9
69573 980128 Sicoli-Testa 1998 BQ26 12
69961 981115 Sicoli-Manca 1998 VS33 Millosevich 10 Hungaria
69971 981118 Cavagna 1998 WD2 Tanzi 12
79271 950928 Giuliani-Ventre 1995 SJ5 Bellagio 12
79382 970408 Cavagna-Chiavenna 1997 GC4 11
79472 980106 Testa-Chiavenna 1998 AX4 11 Hungaria
79847 981207 Manca-Testa 1998 XY2 9
85433 970213 Cavagna-Testa 1997 CJ22 10
96583 981115 Sicoli-Manca 1998 VG34 10
97356 000105 Testa-Chiavenna 2000 AY27 12
100641 971103 Giuliani-Manca 1997 VO4 10
100711 980127 Testa-Ghezzi 1998 BD19 8
120679 970129 Testa-Chiavenna 1997 BW4 9
155410 960215 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1996 CE2 8
173146 951017 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1995 UM 10
185688 970206 Cavagna-Testa 1997 CC6 8
185733 981128 Cavagna-Testa 1998 WW30 10
190310 971002 Giuliani 1997 TW De Martin 9
219091 980915 Sicoli-Testa 1998 RF3 7
282034 951019 Giuliani-Testa 1995 UO 7
344581 030124 Sormano (Sicoli-Testa-Manca) 2003 BG1 Albisetti 6

 

Unumbered minor planets discovered at Sormano

Design. Date Discoverer/s Additional designation/s Arc Opp Note/s
_ _ _ _ _ _ _

 

Minor planets rediscovered at Sormano

Design. Date Discoverer/s 1st Design. Code Date Note/s
1994 QG 940826 Sicoli-Ventre 1993 JK1 809 930514 _6798 Couperin
1994 QH 940826 Sicoli-Ventre 2560 P-L 675 600924 11754 Herbig
1995 AD 950103 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1993 PF 595 930812 48530
1995 KL 950523 Colzani-Ventre 4270 T-2 675 730919 _7266 Trefftz
1995 QR2 950829 Manca-Giuliani 1990 EM1 809 900224 11876 Doncarpenter
1995 UN 951018 Cavagna-Manca 2174 T-3 675 771007 96126
1995 UX4 951024 Testa-Ventre 2256 T-2 675 730919 _8971 Leucocephala
1995 WB3 951119 Sicoli-Manca 1988 VQ1 399 881102 _7643
1995 WR6 951124 Sicoli-Chiavenna 1993 FH27 809 930321 15312
1996 DG1 960222 Cavagna-Testa 1978 TH7 095 781002 11793 Chujkovia
1996 RK 960907 Giuliani-Chiavenna 1992 ML 675 920606 _8522
1996 TP 961002 Cavagna-Chiavenna 1992 SU14 675 920930 _8292
1997 ES11 970307 Sicoli-Chiavenna 1993 FZ41 809 930319 69323
1997 JP 970502 Sicoli-Testa 1996 KA3 704 960519 12005
1997 KD 970527 Sicoli-Manca 1991 WD 894 911117 13078
1997 QF1 970829 Sicoli-Chiavenna 1993 OB10 809 930720 55787
1997 SY9 970927 Cavagna-Testa 1992 RA2 809 920902 58214
1997 VS1 971102 Cavagna-Chiavenna 1990 SL10 675 900917 29184
1997 YK16 971229 Manca-Ghezzi 1993 RZ6 809 930915 11083 Caracas
1998 BS 980117 Sicoli-Cavagna 1992 UL6 400 921028 10802 Masamifuruya
1998 BX1 980119 Manca 1978 VR10 675 781105 17364
1998 BA19 980127 Testa-Ghezzi 1993 TS11 400 931011 16651
1998 BE19 980127 Testa-Ghezzi 1991 RG25 675 910911 15748
1998 DM 980218 Manca-Chiavenna 1992 UQ2 675 921004 26853
2000 AG5 000103 Cavagna-Manca 5167 T-2 675 730920 18263 Anchialos
2000 BG3 000126 Sicoli-Manca 1998 TS33 699 981014 66149

 

Lost minor planets discovered at Sormano or assigned to other Observatories

Design.
.
Date
.
Discoverer/s
.
Rediscovery
1st des.
Date
.
Code
.
Note/s
.
1994 LA3 940624 Giuliani-Testa 1998 QM5 980823 426 12543
1994 RN11 941004 Sicoli-Ghezzi 2000 EF117 000310 704 15145 Ritageorge
1996 DB2 960217 Cavagna-Testa 1998 RP19 980914 704 13301
1997 EU25 970310 Sicoli-Testa 2001 FK130 010329 704 72753
1998 DL23 980227 Cavagna-Chiavenna 2000 QG165 000831 704 61760
2003 CX15 030202 Manca-Testa _ _ _ Doubtful linkage

 

Oppositions of unnumbered minor planets discovered at Sormano
(V < 21.0 & Decl.> -35 deg.)

Designation Opposition Declination Magnitude
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