Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwassmann

Intro German astronomer
Known for discoverer of asteroids
A.K.A. Arnold Schwassmann
Was Astronomer
From Germany
Type Science
Gender male
Birth 25 March 1870, Hamburg, Germany
Death 19 January 1964, Hamburg, Germany (aged 93 years)
Star sign Aries
Minor planets discovered: 22 

see § List of discovered minor planets

Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwassmann (25 March 1870 – 19 January 1964) was a German astronomer and a discoverer of 22 minor planets and 4 comets, who worked at AOP in Potsdam and at Bergedorf Observatory in Hamburg. He was co-discoverer with Arno Arthur Wachmann of the periodic comets 29P/Schwassmann–Wachmann, 31P/Schwassmann–Wachmann and 73P/Schwassmann–Wachmann, and with Arno Arthur Wachmann and Leslie Peltier of the non-periodic comet C/1930 D1 (Peltier–Schwassmann–Wachmann). The main-belt asteroid 989 Schwassmannia, discovered by himself in 1922, was later named in his honor (H 94).

List of discovered minor planets

435 Ella 11 September 1898 list 
436 Patricia 13 September 1898 list 
442 Eichsfeldia 15 February 1899 list 
443 Photographica 17 February 1899 list 
446 Aeternitas 27 October 1899 list 
447 Valentine 27 October 1899 list 
448 Natalie 27 October 1899 list 
449 Hamburga 31 October 1899 list 
450 Brigitta 10 October 1899 list 
454 Mathesis 28 March 1900 list
455 Bruchsalia 22 May 1900 list 
456 Abnoba 4 June 1900 list 
457 Alleghenia 15 September 1900 list 
458 Hercynia 21 September 1900 list 
905 Universitas 30 October 1918 list
906 Repsolda 30 October 1918 list
912 Maritima 27 April 1919 list
947 Monterosa 8 February 1921 list
989 Schwassmannia 18 November 1922 list
1192 Prisma 17 March 1931 list
1303 Luthera 16 March 1928 list
1310 Villigera 28 February 1932 list
Co-discovery made with: M. F. Wolf

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