Taunus discoveries

102 Minor Planets were discovered at the Taunus Observatory, 29 of them have been named

List of the discoveries, finally credited to the Taunus Observatory

The following discoveries have been named:

Citations of the named Minor Planets, sorted by date of publication:

001——————— submitted on 2009-01-26, published on 2009-04-09 in MPC 65714
(204852) Frankfurt = 2007 RH133
Discovered 2007 Sept. 15 by E. Schwab and R. Kling at Taunus.
Frankfurt am Main, birthplace of Goethe, Karl Schwarzschild and
Otto Hahn, is the largest city in the German State of Hessen and the location
of the European Central Bank.

002——————— submitted on 2009-05-17, published on 2009-08-06 in MPC 66728
(204873) FAIR = 2007 SW1
Discovered 2007 Sept. 17 by E. Schwab and R. Kling at Taunus.
The Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) is an international
science center for studying the building blocks of matter and the evolution
of the universe. FAIR is a system of particle accelerators located at the
Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt.

003——————— submitted on 2010-04-15, published on 2010-07-26 in MPC 71352
(192220) Oicles = 2007 RZ132
Discovered 2007 Sept. 14 by E. Schwab and R. Kling at Taunus.
Oicles was an Argive king, father of Amphiaraus and son of Mantius.
He accompanied Heracles on the mission to fight Laomedon of Troy and died in
the battle.

004——————— submitted on 2010-04-15, published on 2010-07-26 in MPC 71352
(189398) Soemmerring = 2008 JG20
Discovered 2008 May 7 by S. Karge and R. Kling at Taunus.
Samuel Thomas von Soemmerring (1755-1830) was a German anthropologist,
anatomist, paleontologist and inventor. He discovered the macula in the
retina of the human eye and invented the electrochemical telegraph. His son
Detmar Wilhelm was cofounder of the Physikalischer Verein in 1824 at
Frankfurt am Main.

005——————– submitted on 2010-06-25, published on 2010-09-23 in MPC 72202
(224831) Neeffisis = 2006 WV129
Discovered 2006 Nov. 27 by E. Schwab and R. Kling at Taunus.
Christian Ernst Neeff (1782-1849) was a German physician, co-founder of
the Physikalischer Verein in 1824 and its first president. The emblem of the
association is an Isis, leading to the combined name for this minor planet,
which is the first one discovered at an observatory of the Physikalischer
Verein.

006——————— submitted on 2010-09-03, published on 2010-11-28 in MPC 72992
(243109) Hansludwig = 2007 RT132
Discovered 2007 Sept. 12 by S. Karge and E. Schwab at Taunus.
Hans-Ludwig Neumann (1938-1991) was a German amateur astronomer and
president of the Physikalischer Verein at Frankfurt am Main from 1976 to
1991. Neumann initiated the construction of the Taunus Observatory, where
this minor planet was discovered.

007——————— submitted on 2010-09-03, published on 2010-11-28 in MPC 72992
(216390) Binnig = 2008 CK177
Discovered 2008 Feb. 14 by E. Schwab and R. Kling at Taunus.
German physicist Gerd Binnig (b. 1947) received his doctorate from the
Goethe University in his native city of Frankfurt am Main in 1978. Together
with his colleague Heinrich Rohrer he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in
Physics for the invention of the scanning tunneling microscope.

008——————— submitted on 2010-12-08, published on 2011-02-18 in MPC 73985
(251595) Rudolfböttger = 2009 HA36
Discovered 2009 Apr. 20 by S. Karge and R. Kling at Taunus.
Rudolf Christian Böttger (1806-1881) was a German chemist and physicist at
the Physikalischer Verein of Frankfurt am Main. Böttger discovered nitrocellulose,
independently of Christian Friedrich Schönbein, and invented the safety match.

009——————— submitted on 2011-03-15, published on 2011-05-18 in MPC 75105
(207687) Senckenberg = 2007 RZ15
Discovered 2007 Sept. 12 by E. Schwab and R. Kling at Taunus.
Johann Christian Senckenberg (1707-1772) was a medical practitioner in
his native city of Frankfurt am Main. He donated his estate as a foundation
for science and medicine. Amongst others, the Senckenberg Museum, a hospital
and the Physikalischer Verein at Frankfurt am Main are based on his foundation.

010——————– submitted on 2011-03-15, published on 2011-05-18 in MPC 75106
(243440) Colonia = 2009 FD2
Discovered 2009 Mar. 17 by S. Karge and E. Schwab at Taunus.
Colonia (Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium) is the Roman name for Köln,
Germany’s fourth-largest city, founded in the year 38 BC by the Romans. It was
the birthplace of Agrippina, sister of Caligula and mother of Nero. Köln’s
gothic cathedral is one of the world’s largest churches and a world heritage
site.

011——————— submitted on 2011-07-04, published on 2011-10-12 in MPC 76676
(225250) Georgfranziska = 2009 QU36
Discovered 2009 Aug. 30 by S. Karge and U. Zimmer at Taunus.
Georg (1835-1902) and Franziska Speyer (1844-1909) were the founders of the
„Georg und Franziska Speyer’sche Hochschulstiftung“. The foundation provided the
basis for Frankfurt’s university and supports scientific projects at the Taunus
Observatory, where this minor planet was discovered.

012——————— submitted on 2011-07-04, published on 2011-10-12 in MPC 76677
(256813) Marburg = 2008 CW116
Discovered 2008 Feb. 11 by E. Schwab and R. Kling at Taunus.
Marburg is a German city, first mentioned in 1138. A castle and
Germany’s oldest gothic church dominate the medieval cityscape. In 1527
the oldest protestant university in the world was founded, which has operated
the Marburg Observatory (later renamed Gerling Observatory) since 1841.

013——————— submitted on 2011-09-15, published on 2011-12-10 in MPC 77509
(207763) Oberursel = 2007 TP23
Discovered 2007 Oct. 6 by R. Kling and U. Zimmer at Taunus.
Oberursel is a German town in the federal state of Hessen. The town was
first mentioned as „Ursella“ in 791. It is the home of the second
discoverer and is located close to the Taunus Observatory, where this minor
planet was discovered.

014——————— submitted on 2011-09-15, published on 2011-12-10 in MPC 77509
(221917) Opites = 2008 SD83
Discovered 2008 Sept. 26 by S. Karge and E. Schwab at Taunus.
Opites was a Greek soldier, a ruler of the Danaans, who was killed by
Hektor in the battle for Troy.

015——————— submitted on 2012-11-20, published on 2013-01-27 in MPC 82404
(295565) Hannover = 2008 SL 83
Discovered 2008 Sept. 27 by S. Karge and E. Schwab at Taunus.
Hannover, the capital city of the German federal state of Niedersachsen, is the
birthplace of the astronomers Caroline Herschel and her brother Friedrich Wilhelm,
the discoverer of Planet Uranus. The Volkssternwarte Geschwister Herschel Hannover
is heavily involved in astronomical public education

016——————— submitted on 2012-11-20, published on 2013-01-27 in MPC 82404
(321405) Ingehorst = 2009 QZ
Discovered 2009 Aug. 16 by R. Kling and U. Zimmer at Taunus.
Inge (b.1938) and Horst Zimmer (b.1931) are the parents of the second
discoverer. They have strongly supported their daughter’s activities in minor
planet work at the Taunus Observatory.

017——————— submitted on 2013-07-04, published on 2013-07-22 in MPC 84383
(266711) Tuttlingen = 2009 QX38
Discovered 2009 Aug. 30 by R. Kling and U. Zimmer at Taunus.
Tuttlingen is a German city in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, first
mentioned in 797. It is the native city of the first discoverer.

018——————— submitted on 2013-02-19, published on 2013-07-22 in MPC 84384
(330856) Ernsthelene = 2009 QT9
Discovered 2009 Aug. 20 by R. Kling and U. Zimmer at Taunus.
Ernst (1920–1997) and Helene Kling (1919–2003) were the parents of the first
discoverer.

019——————— submitted on 2013-04-18, published on 2013-09-19 in MPC 85018
(343444) Halluzinelle = 2010 EW20
Discovered 2010 Mar. 7 by S. Karge and E. Schwab at Taunus.
The “Analoge Halluzinelle” is a female robot hologram in the satirical German
science fiction TV series “Ijon Tichy: Raumpilot”. The role is played by the actress
Nora Tschirner. The story is based on “The Star Diaries” by Stanislaw Lem.

020——————— submitted on 2013-04-18, published on 2013-09-19 in MPC 85018
(343000) Ijontichy = 2009 BH73
Discovered 2009 Jan. 29 by E. Schwab and U. Zimmer at Taunus.
“Ijon Tichy: Raumpilot” is a satirical German science fiction TV series. The
space traveller Ijon Tichy, played by the actor Oliver Jahn, navigates the universe in
his “three-room rocket”. The story is based on “The Star Diaries“ by Stanislaw Lem.

021——————— submitted on 2013-10-10, published on 2013-12-17 in MPC 86284
(293909) Matterhorn = 2007 SS2
Discovered 2007 Sept. 16 by S. Karge and R. Kling at Taunus.
The Matterhorn (German), Monte Cervino (Italian) or Mont Cervin (French),
is a remarkably shaped mountain in the Alps on the border between Switzerland and
Italy.

022——————— submitted on 2013-10-10, published on 2013-12-17 in MPC 86284
(283142) Weena = 2008 YV29
Discovered 2008 Dec. 29 by E. Schwab and R. Kling at Taunus.
Weena is the major female character in “The Time Machine”, a 1895 novel
by H. G. Wells. In the 1960 film version, which received an Oscar for time-lapse
photographic effects, the role of Weena was played by the actress Yvette Mimieux.

023———————————————- published on 2014-05-14 in MPC 88407
(281140) Trier = 2007 DO7
Discovered 2007 Feb. 16 by E. Schwab and R. Kling at Taunus.
The German city of Trier, birthplace of philosopher Karl Marx, was founded by
the Romans in 16 BCE as Augusta Treverorum. Numerous historic monuments make
Trier an outstanding testimony to the Roman Empire. The association Sternwarte
Trier is heavily involved in astronomical education.

024———————————————- published on 2014-05-14 in MPC 88407
(293809) Zugspitze = 2007 RD162
Discovered 2007 Sept. 15 by S. Karge and R. Kling at Taunus.
Zugspitze, located in the Alps, is the highest mountain (2962 m) in Germany.

025———————————————- published on 2015-03-05 in MPC 93068
(274020) Skywalker = 2007 RW15
Discovered 2007 Sept. 12 by S. Karge and E. Schwab at Taunus.
Skywalker is the family name of the fictional characters Luke and Anakin in the
Star Wars universe.

026———————————————- published on 2015-06-02 in MPC 94391
(241136) Sandstede = 2007 QY11
Discovered 2007 Aug. 25 by S. Karge and R. Kling at Taunus.
Gerd Sandstede (b.1929) is a chemist active in the development of fuel cells, and
a former director of the Battelle Institute Frankfurt, Germany. From 1991 to 2007
he was President (and since 2007, honorary President) of the Physikalischer Verein.
In 1998 he initiated the construction of the Taunus Observatory.

027———————————————- published on 2016-08-18 in MPC 101214
(367436) Siena = 2008 SM83
Discovered 2008 Sept. 27 by S. Karge and E. Schwab at Taunus.
Siena is an Italian city in the region of Tuscany, known for its beautiful medieval
cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year. The historic center has been
declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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028———————————————- published on 2016-09-04 in MPC 101216
(378214) Sauron = 2007 AP11
Discovered 2007 Jan. 14 by E. Schwab and R. Kling at Taunus.
Sauron is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings.
He created the One Ring to rule the rings of power. Due to Sauron’s
war-like nature, a Mars-crossing minor planet was chosen to receive his name.
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029———————————————- published on 2017-06-30 in MPC 105284
(278141) Tatooine = 2007 CS61
Discovered 2007 Feb. 15 by S. Karge and E. Schwab at Taunus.
Tatooine is a desert planet in the fictional Star Wars universe. It is the home
planet of Anakin and Luke Skywalker.
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