Discoveries

The first minor planet discovered at Gnosca was in 1998 with the Celestron 20 cm telescope. It received the provisional designation 1998VT5. This minor planet has now number 26321 (a prime number).

The total number of discovered minor planets is now 158 (71th rank worldwide, stand: Feb 2017). All these bodies are located in the asteroidal main belt of the solar system.

58 objects are named (stand: Sep 2014). They are:

12931 Mario

12932 Conedera

15077 EdyAlge

16110 Paganetti

17190 RetoPezzoli

18872 Tammann

18874 RaoulBehrend

20624 DarioZanetti

21650 Tilgner

22769 AureliaNora

22898 Falce

29753 Silvo

31555 Wheeler

33433 Maurilia

41979 Lelumacri

45027 Cosquer

45261 DeCoen

45305 PaulScherrer

47164 Ticino

47494 GerharDangl

50033 Perelman

53252 Sardegna

53468 Varros

54522 Menaechmus

56100 LuisaPolli

59239 AlHazen

61195 Martinoli

61384 ArturoRomer

61386 Namikoshi

61401 Schiff

61402 FrancisEveritt

62071 Voegtli

63129 Courtemanche

66939 Franscini

67085 Oppenheimer

67235 Fairbank

70179 BeppeChiara

70446 Pugh

70737 Stenflo

70942 VandanaShiva

72042 DeQueiroz

72632 Coralina

74818 Iten

75063 Koestler

75569 IRSOL

80135 ZanZanini

88146 Castello

91428 Cortesi

91429 MicheleBianda

91898 Margnetti

92525 Delucchi

92585 Fumagalli

92614 Kazutami

96876 AndreaManna

97069 Stek

97186 Tore

215868 Rohrer

332326 Aresi

In may 2001 Freimut Börngen, a german professional astronomer of the Observatory of Tautenburg in Jena, assigned the name Sposetti to a minor planet, discovered by himself.