Vladimir Albitsky

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Minor planets discovered: 10 [1]
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Vladimir Aleksandrovich Albitzky (Russian: Владимир Александрович Альбицкий) (June 16, 1891 – June 15, 1952) was a Soviet/Russian astronomer and discoverer of minor planets.[2] In modern English transliteration, his surname would be given as Al'bitskii or Al'bitsky. In the literature, he is sometimes referred to as W. A. Albizkij, however his surname usually appears in the literature as "Albitzky". His asteroid discoveries are credited as "V. Albitskij".

He came to the Simeiz Observatory (Симеиз) in Crimea in 1922, working with G. A. Shajn and G. N. Neujmin, and became head of the observatory in 1934.[2] The Minor Planet Center credits him with the discovery of 10 asteroids during 1923–1925.[1]

The Eunomia asteroid 1783 Albitskij, discovered by astronomer Grigory Neujmin at Simeiz Observatory in 1935, was named in his honor.[2]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

1002 Olbersia 15 August 1923 list
1007 Pawlowia 5 October 1923 list
1022 Olympiada 23 June 1924 list
1028 Lydina 6 November 1923 list
1030 Vitja 25 May 1924 list
1034 Mozartia 7 September 1924 list
1059 Mussorgskia 19 July 1925 list
1071 Brita 3 March 1924 list
1283 Komsomolia 25 September 1925 list
1330 Spiridonia 17 February 1925 list

Papers by V.A. Albitzky[edit]

The total number of papers by V.A. Albitzky is about 88 according to his File from the Archive of the Pulkovo Oservatory. Only 5 papers can be found at the ADS NASA, while the rest are given in a copy from the archiv by Alex Gaina, including a great part of the observations of asteroids.

A Russian version of the work concerning radial velocities of 343 stars can be found at:

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  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(1783) Albitskij". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1783) Albitskij. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 143. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_1784. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7.

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