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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.

Not 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,

  6. Computations of attention list of asteroids and comets having a low MOID value with the Earth or inner planets. For all of them the orbital elements and close encounters are computed at any observational update in order to identify possible dangerous objects.
    For more details see:
    MBPL - Minor Body Priority List
    SAEL - Small Asteroids Encounters List
    TECA - Table of Asteroids Next Closest Approaches to the Earth
    TAM - Table of Asteroids Next Closest Approaches to the Moon
    PCEL - List of Planetary Close Encounters
    CEIP - List of Close Encounters with the Inner Planets
    CCEL - List of Cometary Close Encounters

 

Astrometric Activity (updated through September 2022)

Number of observations

Comets Minor planets
914 12893

 

Numbered minor planets discovered at Sormano

(Incomplete list)

Num. Date Discoverer/s 1st design. Name and Citations Opp Note/s
6882 950205 Sicoli-Giuliani 1995 CC1 Sormano 22
7199 940328 Cavagna-Giuliani 1994 FR Brianza 24
7848 960222 Cavagna-Testa 1996 DF1 Bernasconi 24
8106 941223 Cavagna-Sicoli 1994 YB Carpino 22
8111 950402 Testa-Giuliani 1995 GE Hoepli 23
8208 950228 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1995 DL2 Volta 21
8209 950228 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1995 DM2 Toscanelli 23
8935 970111 Sicoli-Cavagna 1997 AV13 Beccaria 21
9111 970128 Sicoli-Manca 1997 BD2 Matarazzo 21
9115 970227 Sicoli-Manca 1997 DG Battisti 19
9796 960419 Manca-Chiavenna 1996 HW Robotti 18
10387 961018 Sicoli-Manca 1996 UQ Bepicolombo 19
10605 961103 Giuliani-Manca 1996 VC1 Guidoni 22
10606 961103 Giuliani-Manca 1996 VD1 Crocco 23
11145 970829 Sicoli-Chiavenna 1997 QH1 Emanuelli 19
11652 970207 Sicoli-Manca 1997 CK13 Johnbrownlee 22
11970 941004 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1994 TD Palitzsch 22
12405 950915 Manca-Giuliani 1995 RK Nespoli 20
12410 950926 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1995 SM3 Donald Duck 19
13689 970909 Giuliani 1997 RO7 Succi 21
13777 981020 Cavagna-Testa 1998 UV6 Cielobuio 19
14024 940909 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1994 RZ Procol Harum 21
14103 971001 Sicoli-Testa 1997 TC Manzoni 23
14104 971002 Giuliani 1997 TV Delpino 22
15379 970829 Sicoli-Chiavenna 1997 QG1 Alefranz 21
16749 960816 Sicoli-Giuliani 1996 QE Vospini 19
16682 940318 Cavagna-Giuliani 1994 FB Donati 21
18426 931218 Colzani-Ventre 1993 YN2 Maffei 19
18542 961229 Testa-Manca 1996 YP3 Broglio 20
18556 970207 Sicoli-Manca 1997 CC7 Battiato 20
19287 960222 Cavagna-Testa 1996 DH1 Paronelli 21
19318 961202 Manca-Cavagna 1996 XB2 Somanah 19
19398 980302 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1998 EM8 Creedence 21
21289 961103 Giuliani-Manca 1996 VB1 Giacomel 15
22500 970726 Sicoli-Testa 1997 OJ Grazianoventre 20
23571 950101 Cavagna-Galliani 1995 AB Zuaboni 18
26197 970331 Sicoli-Manca 1997 FN1 Bormio 17
27855 950104 Testa-Manca 1995 AK Giorgilli 18
27900 960907 Giuliani-Chiavenna 1996 RM Cecconi 17
27958 970909 Giuliani 1997 RP9 Giussano 20
32931 950926 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1995 SY4 Ferioli 16
32944 951119 Sicoli-Manca 1995 WC3 Gussalli 18
33035 970927 Cavagna-Testa 1997 SZ9 Pareschi 17
35270 960907 Giuliani-Chiavenna 1996 RL Molinari 15
35316 970111 Sicoli-Cavagna 1997 AW13 Monella 17
35334 970331 Sicoli-Manca 1997 FO1 Yarkovsky 18
37022 001022 Manca-Ventre 2000 UT1 Robertovittori 16
37706 960908 Giuliani-Chiavenna 1996 RN Trinchieri 17
39653 951017 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1995 UC Carnera 19
39734 961214 Manca-Chiavenna 1996 XG26 Marchiori 18
43956 970207 Sicoli-Manca 1997 CD7 Elidoro 19
43957 970207 Sicoli-Manca 1997 CL13 Invernizzi 18
43993 970726 Sicoli-Testa 1997 OK Mariola 19
48640 951017 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1995 UD Eziobosso 17
48643 951020 Sicoli-Manca 1995 UA2 Allen-Beach 18
55810 941004 Sicoli-Ghezzi 1994 TC Fabiofazio 17
55854 961108 Cavagna-Chiavenna 1996 VS1 Stoppani 14 Hungaria
59087 981115 Sicoli-Manca 1998 VT33 Maccacaro 15
69961 981115 Sicoli-Manca 1998 VS33 Millosevich 15 Hungaria
69971 981118 Cavagna 1998 WD2 Tanzi 20
79271 950928 Giuliani-Ventre 1995 SJ5 Bellagio 17
79472 980106 Testa-Chiavenna 1998 AX4 Chiorny 17 Hungaria
185733 981128 Cavagna-Testa 1998 WW30 Luigicolzani 16
190310 971002 Giuliani 1997 TW De Martin 14
344581 030124 Sormano (Sicoli-Testa-Manca) 2003 BG1 Albisetti 10

 

Unumbered minor planets discovered at Sormano

Design. Date Discoverer/s Additional designation/s Arc Opp Note/s
2016 YD12 161230 Sormano 2011 WM5 9 Hungaria

 

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 2013 GT12 080209 G96 399009
2015 GE14 150408 Sicoli-Testa-Manca 2012 TE270, 2014 AJ17 171104 G96 503137

 

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

Designation Opposition Declination Magnitude
- - - -

 


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