Henri Debehogne

Minor planets discovered: 741 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Henri Debehogne (30 December 1928 – 9 December 2007) was a Belgian astronomer and a prolific discoverer of minor planets.[2][3]


He was born at Maillen. Debehogne worked at the Royal Observatory of Belgium (French: Observatoire Royal de Belgique) in Uccle, and specialized in astrometry of comets and minor planets.[3]

He is cred by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of over 700 numbered minor planets,[1] including the Trojan asteroids (6090) 1989 DJ and 65210 Stichius (the latter with Eric Walter Elst) and hundreds of asteroids of the main-belt.

He died on 9 December 2007, at the age of 78 in Uccle. The asteroid 2359 Debehogne was named in his honor.[3]

List of discovered minor planets[]

See also[]


  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 11 July 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Henri Debehogne". inmemoriam.be.
  3. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(2359) Debehogne". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2359) Debehogne. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 192. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_2360. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.