Walter R. Cooney Jr.


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Minor planets discovered: 47 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Walter R. Cooney Jr. is an American chemical engineer, amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets and variable stars.

Cooney, who is affiliated with the Highland Road Park Observatory, is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovered of 47 numbered minor planets during 1998–2005,[1] such as his lowest numbered identification 11739 Baton Rouge, a Hildian asteroid named after the city of Baton Rouge where the discovering observatory is located.[2]

Many of his minor planet discoveries he made in collaboration with astronomers Matthew Collier, Patrick M. Motl, Susannah Lazar, Katrina Wefel, Terry Martin, Merrill Hess, Ethan Kandler, Meredith Howard, and most recently with John Gross.

Cooney is also credited with discovering more than 50 variable stars.[3]

List of discovered minor planets


11739 Baton Rouge[A] September 25, 1998
15072 Landolt[B] January 25, 1999
16107 Chanmugam November 27, 1999
20430 Stout [C] January 10, 1999
43083 Frankconrad November 19, 1999
(44370) 1998 SK35 [D] September 27, 1998
47045 Seandaniel November 29, 1998
(49349) 1998 WW6[B] November 24, 1998
49350 Katheynix November 27, 1998
(49454) 1998 YH22 [E] December 30, 1998
53256 Sinitiere March 16, 1999
(53257) 1999 FF March 16, 1999
(59172) 1999 AE3 January 10, 1999
(60177) 1999 VU6 November 8, 1999
(66399) 1999 LH [F] June 5, 1999
(66946) 1999 XT1 December 3, 1999
(70723) 1999 VK1[B] November 3, 1999
74439 Brenden February 6, 1999
(75249) 1999 XU1 December 3, 1999
79912 Terrell February 10, 1999
(80698) 2000 CH1 February 4, 2000
(81531) 2000 HK14 [F] April 29, 2000
(85708) 1998 SL35 [D] September 27, 1998
(85805) 1998 WS6[B] November 24, 1998
85878 Guzik [G] February 13, 1999
101722 Pursell March 10, 1999
101777 Robhoskins [H] April 13, 1999
(103221) 1999 YC5 December 29, 1999
(103222) 1999 YD5 December 29, 1999
(121206) 1999 PO3 August 13, 1999
(121543) 1999 VG1[B] November 3, 1999
(121544) 1999 VJ1[B] November 3, 1999
(122067) 2000 HJ5 April 27, 2000
(155680) 2000 JU10 May 9, 2000
(157330) 2004 TS16[J] October 13, 2004
162158 Merrillhess[G] February 15, 1999
(164761) 1998 WU6[B] November 24, 1998
(213127) 2000 DP3 February 28, 2000
(223794) 2004 TN10[J] October 5, 2004
(226857) 2004 TU13[J] October 6, 2004
268115 Williamalbrecht[J] October 7, 2004
(306444) 1998 WT6[B] November 24, 1998
(306501) 1999 VH1[B] November 3, 1999
(311355) 2005 RO32[J] September 13, 2005
(350491) 1999 VW8 November 9, 1999
357546 Edwardhalbach[J] September 15, 2004
368617 Sebastianotero[J] October 5, 2004
Legend to co-discoverers:
A with Matthew Collier
B with Patrick M. Motl
C with Susannah Lazar
D with Katrina Wefel
E with Terry Martin
F with Merrill Hess
G with Ethan Kandler
H with Meredith Howard
J with John Gross

References


  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)" . Minor Planet Center. 28 December 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(11739) Baton Rouge". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (11739) Baton Rouge. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 769. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_8436 . ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  3. ^ Jared Janes (September 28, 2008). "Highland Road Observatory celebrates discovery, telescope" . The Advocate/WBRZ News 2. Archived from the original on December 1, 2008. Retrieved 2010-01-26.









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