Colombini

1993 YU. Discovered 1993 Dec. 18 at the Santa Lucia Observatory at Stroncone.

Named in honor of Ermes Colombini (1956- ), since 1974 a member of the staff at the Osservatorio San Vittore, near Bologna. He was the first Italian amateur to obtain precise positions of comets and minor planets. He was also involved in the computation of orbits and in 1981 was awarded the Cerulli prize of the Italian Astronomical Society for his work on (2235) Vittore. (M 30799)

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