Lutz D. Schmadel

Intro German astronomer and amateur radio operator
A.K.A. Lutz Schmadel, Lutz Dieter Schmadel
Was Astronomer
From Germany
Type Science
Gender male
Birth 2 July 1942, Berlin, Margraviate of Brandenburg
Death 21 October 2016 (aged 74 years)
Star sign Cancer
Minor planets discovered: 245 

see § List of discovered minor planets

Lutz Dieter Schmadel (July 2, 1942, Berlin – October 21, 2016) was a German astronomer and a prolific discoverer of asteroids, who worked at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI) of the University of Heidelberg. His special interest was the astrometry of minor planets. Among his numerous discoveries were the three main-belt asteroids 8661 Ratzinger, 10114 Greifswald and 11508 Stolte. He was the author of Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (see below) a reference book containing information about the discovery and naming of 12,804 asteroids (March 2006). One asteroid 2234 Schmadel, discovered in 1977, was named in his honor. The asteroid 8811 Waltherschmadel was named for his father, Walther Schmadel (1902–1944), who died at the Eastern Front near Stalingrad during WWII.

Discoveries

Lutz Schmadel is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 245 minor planets made between 1960 and 1993.

List of discovered minor planets

5628 Preussen 13 September 1991 list 
5689 Rhön 9 September 1991 list 
6044 Hammer-Purgstall 13 September 1991 list 
6068 Brandenburg 10 October 1990 list 
6157 Prey 9 September 1991 list 
6209 Schwaben 12 October 1990 list 
6457 Kremsmünster 2 September 1992 list 
6717 Antal 10 October 1990 list 
6718 Beiglböck 14 October 1990 list 
6864 Starkenburg 12 September 1991 list 
6966 Vietoris 13 September 1991 list 
7127 Stifter 9 September 1991 list 
7414 Bosch 13 October 1990 list 
7580 Schwabhausen 13 October 1990 list 
7586 Bismarck 13 September 1991 list 
7700 Rote Kapelle 13 October 1990 list 
7767 Tomatic 13 September 1991 list 
7945 Kreisau 13 September 1991 list 
8019 Karachkina 14 October 1990 list 
8020 Erzgebirge 14 October 1990 list 
8089 Yukar 13 October 1990 list 
8171 Stauffenberg 5 September 1991 list 
8501 Wachholz 13 October 1990 list 
8502 Bauhaus 14 October 1990 list 
8661 Ratzinger 14 October 1990 list 
8847 Huch 12 October 1990 list 
8860 Rohloff 5 October 1991 list 
8861 Jenskandler 3 October 1991 list 
9187 Walterkröll 12 September 1991 list 
9344 Klopstock 12 September 1991 list 
9351 Neumayer 2 October 1991 list 
9610 Vischer 2 September 1992 list 
9761 Krautter 13 September 1991 list 
9762 Hermannhesse 13 September 1991 list 
9861 Jahreiss 9 September 1991 list 
9863 Reichardt 13 September 1991 list 
9956 Castellaz 5 October 1991 list 
10095 Carlloewe 9 September 1991 list 
10114 Greifswald 4 September 1992 list 
10116 Robertfranz 21 September 1992 list 
10761 Lyubimets 12 October 1990 list 
10762 von Laue 12 October 1990 list 
10763 Hlawka 12 October 1990 list 
10764 Rübezahl 12 October 1990 list 
10782 Hittmair 12 September 1991 list 
10786 Robertmayer 7 October 1991 list 
10787 Ottoburkard 4 October 1991 list 
11050 Messiaën 13 October 1990 list 
11508 Stolte 12 October 1990 list 
11573 Helmholtz 20 September 1993 list 
11886 Kraske 10 October 1990 list 
11887 Echemmon 14 October 1990 list 
11916 Wiesloch 24 September 1992 list 
12323 Haeckel 4 September 1992 list 
12327 Terbrüggen 21 September 1992 list 
12729 Berger 13 September 1991 list 
13055 Kreppein 14 October 1990 list 
13092 Schrödinger 24 September 1992 list 
13530 Ninnemann 9 September 1991 list 
13531 Weizsäcker 13 September 1991 list 
13559 Werth 4 September 1992 list 
13954 Born 13 October 1990 list 
14412 Wolflojewski 9 September 1991 list 
14413 Geiger 5 September 1991 list 
14871 Pyramus 13 October 1990 list 
15262 Abderhalden 12 October 1990 list 
15263 Erwingroten 13 October 1990 list 
15264 Delbrück 11 October 1990 list 
15265 Ernsting 12 October 1990 list 
15282 Franzmarc 13 September 1991 list 
15301 Marutesser 21 September 1992 list 
15724 Zille 12 October 1990 list 
15727 Ianmorison 10 October 1990 list 
15728 Karlmay 11 October 1990 list 
15761 Schumi 24 September 1992 list 
16505 Sulzer 12 October 1990 list 
16544 Hochlehnert 9 September 1991 list 
16590 Brunowalter 21 September 1992 list 
17458 Dick 13 October 1990 list 
17459 Andreashofer 13 October 1990 list 
17460 Mang 10 October 1990 list 
17484 Ganghofer 13 September 1991 list 
17488 Mantl 2 October 1991 list 
17489 Trenker 2 October 1991 list 
18359 Jakobstaude 13 October 1990 list 
18360 Sachs 10 October 1990 list 
18395 Schmiedmayer 21 September 1992 list 
18396 Nellysachs 21 September 1992 list 
19162 Wambsganss 10 October 1990 list 
19178 Walterbothe 9 September 1991 list 
19182 Pitz 7 October 1991 list 
19183 Amati 5 October 1991 list 
19208 Starrfield 2 September 1992 list 
19992 Schönbein 10 October 1990 list 
19993 Günterseeber 10 October 1990 list 
20012 Ranke 13 September 1991 list 
21050 Beck 10 October 1990 list 
21074 Rügen 12 September 1991 list 
21075 Heussinger 12 September 1991 list 
21076 Kokoschka 12 September 1991 list 
21109 Sünkel 4 September 1992 list 
21110 Karlvalentin 4 September 1992 list 
21118 Hezimmermann 24 September 1992 list 
22322 Bodensee 13 September 1991 list 
22348 Schmeidler 24 September 1992 list 
22369 Klinger 18 September 1993 list 
23472 Rolfriekher 10 October 1990 list 
23473 Voss 11 October 1990 list 
23490 Monikohl 12 September 1991 list 
23514 Schneider 2 September 1992 list 
24699 Schwekendiek 13 October 1990 list 
24712 Boltzmann 12 September 1991 list 
24713 Ekrutt 12 September 1991 list 
24748 Nernst 26 September 1992 list 
24749 Grebel 24 September 1992 list 
24750 Ohm 24 September 1992 list 
26842 Hefele 2 October 1991 list 
27758 Michelson 12 September 1991 list 
29185 Reich 13 October 1990 list 
29208 Halorentz 9 September 1991 list 
29214 Apitzsch 2 October 1991 list 
29246 Clausius 2 September 1992 list 
29250 Helmutmoritz 24 September 1992 list 
30826 Coulomb 10 October 1990 list 
30827 Lautenschläger 10 October 1990 list 
30828 Bethe 12 October 1990 list 
30829 Wolfwacker 10 October 1990 list 
30830 Jahn 14 October 1990 list 
30847 Lampert 13 September 1991 list 
30850 Vonsiemens 7 October 1991 list 
30851 Reißfelder 2 October 1991 list 
30852 Debye 2 October 1991 list 
30882 Tomhenning 21 September 1992 list 
30883 de Broglie 24 September 1992 list 
32808 Bischoff 10 October 1990 list 
32809 Sommerfeld 10 October 1990 list 
32810 Steinbach 10 October 1990 list 
32811 Apisaon 14 October 1990 list 
32821 Posch 9 September 1991 list 
32853 Döbereiner 21 September 1992 list 
32855 Zollitsch 24 September 1992 list 
37582 Faraday 12 October 1990 list 
37583 Ramonkhanna 13 October 1990 list 
37584 Schleiden 10 October 1990 list 
37592 Pauljackson 3 October 1991 list 
37608 Löns 24 September 1992 list 
39536 Lenhof 10 October 1990 list 
42487 Ångström 9 September 1991 list 
42492 Brüggenthies 3 October 1991 list 
43790 Ferdinandbraun 12 October 1990 list 
43804 Peterting 10 September 1991 list 
43806 Augustepiccard 13 September 1991 list 
43813 Kühner 7 October 1991 list 
46563 Oken 12 September 1991 list 
48447 Hingley 10 October 1990 list 
48456 Wilhelmwien 12 September 1991 list 
48457 Joseffried 12 September 1991 list 
48458 Merian 13 September 1991 list 
48471 Orchiston 7 October 1991 list 
48472 Mössbauer 2 October 1991 list 
48492 Utewielen 24 September 1992 list 
52228 Protos 5 September 1977 list
52291 Mott 10 October 1990 list 
52292 Kamdzhalov 10 October 1990 list 
52293 Mommsen 12 October 1990 list 
52294 Detlef 12 October 1990 list 
52301 Qumran 9 September 1991 list 
52308 Hanspeterröser 7 October 1991 list 
52337 Compton 2 September 1992 list 
52341 Ballmann 21 September 1992 list 
55753 Raman 13 September 1991 list 
58098 Quirrenbach 9 October 1977 list
58186 Langkavel 13 September 1991 list 
58215 von Klitzing 21 September 1992 list 
58217 Peterhebel 24 September 1992 list 
65685 Behring 10 October 1990 list 
65692 Trifu 12 September 1991 list 
65708 Ehrlich 4 September 1992 list 
65712 Schneidmüller 24 September 1992 list 
69286 von Liebig 10 October 1990 list 
69287 Günthereichhorn 10 October 1990 list 
69288 Berlioz 11 October 1990 list 
69295 Stecklum 2 October 1991 list 
69312 Rogerbacon 24 September 1992 list 
73686 Nussdorf 10 October 1990 list 
73687 Thomas Aquinas 10 October 1990 list 
73692 Gürtler 12 September 1991 list 
73693 Dorschner 12 September 1991 list 
73699 Landaupfalz 4 October 1991 list 
73700 von Kues 5 October 1991 list 
73701 Siegfriedbauer 3 October 1991 list 
79129 Robkoldewey 11 October 1990 list 
79138 Mansfeld 13 September 1991 list 
85179 Meistereckhart 11 October 1990 list 
85190 Birgitroth 12 September 1991 list 
85195 von Helfta 7 October 1991 list 
85196 Halle 4 October 1991 list 
85197 Ginkgo 5 October 1991 list 
85198 Weltenburg 2 October 1991 list 
85199 Habsburg 3 October 1991 list 
85214 Sommersdorf 21 September 1992 list 
85215 Hohenzollern 26 September 1992 list 
85216 Schein 24 September 1992 list 
90672 Metrorheinneckar 6 September 1977 list
90709 Wettin 12 October 1990 list 
90711 Stotternheim 10 October 1990 list 
90712 Wittelsbach 12 October 1990 list 
(90718) 1991 RW3 12 September 1991 list 
96205 Ararat 24 September 1992 list 
96206 Eschenberg 24 September 1992 list 
100027 Hannaharendt 12 October 1990 list 
100028 von Canstein 10 October 1990 list 
100029 Varnhagen 10 October 1990 list 
100046 Worms 2 October 1991 list 
100047 Leobaeck 2 October 1991 list 
(100084) 1992 SY13 26 September 1992 list 
120460 Hambach 13 October 1990 list 
(120461) 1990 TK9 10 October 1990 list 
120481 Johannwalter 24 September 1992 list 
150118 Petersberg 18 September 1993 list 
152559 Bodelschwingh 12 October 1990 list 
(160018) 1991 TY2 7 October 1991 list 
160512 Franck-Hertz 11 October 1990 list 
(160513) 1990 TD13 12 October 1990 list 
162001 Vulpius 10 October 1990 list 
(162002) 1990 TC10 10 October 1990 list 
168321 Josephschmidt 12 September 1991 list 
(173120) 1990 TL9 10 October 1990 list 
178294 Wertheimer 11 October 1990 list 
190283 Schielicke 12 September 1991 list 
192293 Dominikbrunner 10 October 1990 list 
(204967) 1991 TH7 3 October 1991 list 
225277 Stino 24 September 1960 list 
231666 Aisymnos 24 September 1960 list 
267003 Burkert 10 August 1978 list
(275491) 1960 SR 24 September 1960 list 
279723 Wittenberg 12 September 1991 list 
(282028) 1990 TV9 10 October 1990 list 
(297234) 1960 SP 24 September 1960 list 
322510 Heinrichgrüber 10 October 1990 list 
(333842) 1960 SV 24 September 1960 list 
(359653) 2011 ST28 24 September 1960 list 
(363010) 1960 SA1 24 September 1960 list 
(373394) 1990 TQ9 10 October 1990 list 
(443796) 1960 SW 24 September 1960 list 
Co-discovery made with: F. Börngen R. M. Stoss

Works

Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Google books Dictionary of minor planet names (5th Edition). Springer Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg 2003, ISBN 3-540-00238-3 Dictionary of minor planet names (Addendum to the 5th Edition: 2003-2005). Springer Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg 2006, ISBN 3-540-34360-1 Dictionary of minor planet names (Addendum to the 5th Edition: 2006-2008). Springer Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg 2006, ISBN 3-642-01964-1 Dictionary of minor planet names (6th Edition). Springer Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg 2012, ISBN 3-642-29717-X

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