Eugène Joseph Delporte

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Asteroids discovered: 66
1052 Belgica November 15 1925
1068 Nofretete September 13 1926
1122 Neith September 17 1928
1124 Stroobantia October 6 1928
1128 Astrid March 10 1929
1145 Robelmonte February 3 1929
1168 Brandia August 25 1930
1170 Siva September 29 1930
1176 Lucidor November 15 1930
1199 Geldonia September 14 1931
1217 Maximiliana March 13 1932
1221 Amor March 12 1932
1222 Tina June 11 1932
1239 Queteleta February 4 1932
1261 Legia March 23 1933
1274 Delportia November 28 1932
1276 Ucclia January 24 1933
1280 Baillauda August 18 1933
1285 Julietta August 21 1933
1288 Santa August 26 1933
1290 Albertine August 21 1933
1291 Phryne September 15 1933
1293 Sonja September 26 1933
1294 Antwerpia October 24 1933
1329 Eliane March 23 1933
1341 Edmée January 27 1935
1350 Rosselia October 3 1934
1361 Leuschneria August 30 1935
1363 Herberta August 30 1935
1366 Piccolo November 29 1932
1374 Isora October 21 1935
1375 Alfreda October 22 1935
1388 Aphrodite September 24 1935
1401 Lavonne October 22 1935
1433 Geramtina October 30 1937
1476 Cox September 10 1936
1486 Marilyn August 23 1938
1491 Balduinus February 23 1938
1493 Sigrid August 26 1938
1543 Bourgeois September 21 1941
1560 Strattonia December 3 1942
1664 Felix February 4 1929
1672 Gezelle January 29 1935
1698 Christophe February 10 1934
1707 Chantal September 8 1932
1711 Sandrine January 29 1935
1722 Goffin February 23 1938
1724 Vladimir February 28 1932
1754 Cunningham March 29 1935
1848 Delvaux August 18 1933
1878 Hughes August 18 1933
1926 Demiddelaer May 2 1935
2101 Adonis February 12 1936
2213 Meeus September 24 1935
2276 Warck August 18 1933
2331 Parvulesco March 12 1936
2534 Houzeau November 2 1931
2545 Verbiest January 26 1933
2713 Luxembourg February 19 1938
2819 Ensor October 20 1933
2913 Horta October 12 1931
3534 Sax December 15 1936
3567 Alvema November 15 1930
3605 Davy November 28 1932
6354 Vangelis April 3 1934
7043 Godart September 2 1934

Eugène Joseph Delporte (January 10, 1882–October 19, 1955) was a Belgian astronomer. He is known for discovering 66 asteroids.

Findings[change | change source]

Some of his notable discoveries are 1221 Amor (whose name was later used for the Amor asteroids) and the Apollo asteroid, 2101 Adonis. Delporte discovered some comets as well, including periodic comet, 57P/du Toit-Neujmin-Delporte. He worked in the Observatoire Royal de Belgique (Belgian Royal Observatory), located in the town of Uccle (which was used to name 1276 Ucclia).

The crater Delporte on the Moon is named after Eugène Delporte.