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Christian Pollas
French astronomer

Christian Pollas

Christian Pollas
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From France
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Birth New York City
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Christian Pollas (b. 1947) is a French astronomer an discoverer of minor planets and observer of Supernovae.
He is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 26 asteroids, some co-discovered with Eric W. Elst, including notably the three near-Earh asteroids (65679) 1989 UQ, 4179 Toutatis and 9950 ESA, which belong to the Aten, Apollo and Amor group of asteroids, respectively.
The main-belt asteroid 4892 Chrispollas is named in his honor.

List of discovered minor planets

4179 Toutatis January 4, 1989
5164 Mullo November 20, 1984
7296 Lamarck [1] August 8, 1992
8009 Béguin January 25, 1989
9950 ESA November 8, 1990
14015 Senancour [1] January 16, 1994
14016 Steller [1] January 16, 1994
(16403) 1984 WJ1 November 20, 1984
16674 Birkeland [1] January 16, 1994
(17562) 1994 BG4[1] January 16, 1994
(19241) 1994 BH4[1] January 16, 1994
29311 Lesire [1] January 16, 1994
(30936) 1994 BR3[1] January 16, 1994
30937 Bashkirtseff [1] January 16, 1994
30938 Montmartre [1] January 16, 1994
(30939) 1994 BE4[1] January 16, 1994
(32772) 1986 JL May 11, 1986
(37644) 1994 BN3[1] January 16, 1994
(42501) 1992 YC December 17, 1992
(42521) 1994 BO3[1] January 16, 1994
(43846) 1993 PV8[1] August 15, 1993
(48564) 1994 BL3[1] January 16, 1994
(52413) 1994 BF4[1] January 16, 1994
(65679) 1989 UQ October 26, 1989
(136745) 1995 WL8 November 29, 1995
(173134) 1994 YP2 December 27, 1994
1 co-discovery with E. W. Elst

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