Lutz Schmadel | |
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Born | July 2, 1942 |
Died | October 21 2016 |
Spouse(s) | Anna Theresia Schmadel |
see § List of discovered minor planets |
Lutz Dieter Schmadel (July 2, 1942, Berlin – October 21, 2016)^{[2]}^{[3]}^{[4]} was a German astronomer and a prolific discoverer of asteroids, who worked at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI) of the University of Heidelberg.^{[5]}
His special interest was the astrometry of minor planets. Among his numerous discoveries were the three main-belt asteroids 8661 Ratzinger, 10114 Greifswald and 11508 Stolte.^{[6]}^{[7]}^{[8]}
He was the author of Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (see below) a reference book containing information about the discovery and naming of 12,804 asteroids (March 2006). One asteroid 2234 Schmadel, discovered in 1977, was named in his honor.^{[5]} The asteroid 8811 Waltherschmadel was named for his father, Walther Schmadel (1902–1944), who died at the Eastern Front near Stalingrad during WWII.^{[9]}
Lutz Schmadel is cred by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 245 minor planets made between 1960 and 1993.^{[1]}
5628 Preussen | 13 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
5689 Rhön | 9 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
6044 Hammer-Purgstall | 13 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
6068 Brandenburg | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
6157 Prey | 9 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
6209 Schwaben | 12 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
6457 Kremsmünster | 2 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
6717 Antal | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
6718 Beiglböck | 14 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
6864 Starkenburg | 12 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
6966 Vietoris | 13 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
7127 Stifter | 9 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
7414 Bosch | 13 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
7580 Schwabhausen | 13 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
7586 Bismarck | 13 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
7700 Rote Kapelle | 13 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
7767 Tomatic | 13 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
7945 Kreisau | 13 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
8019 Karachkina | 14 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
8020 Erzgebirge | 14 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
8089 Yukar | 13 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
8171 Stauffenberg | 5 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
8501 Wachholz | 13 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
8502 Bauhaus | 14 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
8661 Ratzinger | 14 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
8847 Huch | 12 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
8860 Rohloff | 5 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
8861 Jenskandler | 3 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
9187 Walterkröll | 12 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
9344 Klopstock | 12 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
9351 Neumayer | 2 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
9610 Vischer | 2 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
9761 Krautter | 13 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
9762 Hermannhesse | 13 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
9861 Jahreiss | 9 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
9863 Reichardt | 13 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
9956 Castellaz | 5 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
10095 Carlloewe | 9 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
10114 Greifswald | 4 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
10116 Robertfranz | 21 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
10761 Lyubimets | 12 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
10762 von Laue | 12 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
10763 Hlawka | 12 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
10764 Rübezahl | 12 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
10782 Hittmair | 12 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
10786 Robertmayer | 7 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
10787 Ottoburkard | 4 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
11050 Messiaën | 13 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
11508 Stolte | 12 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
11573 Helmholtz | 20 September 1993 | list ^{[A]} |
11886 Kraske | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
11887 Echemmon | 14 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
11916 Wiesloch | 24 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
12323 Haeckel | 4 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
12327 Terbrüggen | 21 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
12729 Berger | 13 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
13055 Kreppein | 14 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
13092 Schrödinger | 24 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
13530 Ninnemann | 9 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
13531 Weizsäcker | 13 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
13559 Werth | 4 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
13954 Born | 13 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
14412 Wolflojewski | 9 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
14413 Geiger | 5 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
14871 Pyramus | 13 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
15262 Abderhalden | 12 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
15263 Erwingroten | 13 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
15264 Delbrück | 11 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
15265 Ernsting | 12 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
15282 Franzmarc | 13 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
15301 Marutesser | 21 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
15724 Zille | 12 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
15727 Ianmorison | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
15728 Karlmay | 11 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
15761 Schumi | 24 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
16505 Sulzer | 12 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
16544 Hochlehnert | 9 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
16590 Brunowalter | 21 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
17458 Dick | 13 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
17459 Andreashofer | 13 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
17460 Mang | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
17484 Ganghofer | 13 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
17488 Mantl | 2 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
17489 Trenker | 2 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
18359 Jakobstaude | 13 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
18360 Sachs | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
18395 Schmiedmayer | 21 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
18396 Nellysachs | 21 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
19162 Wambsganss | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
19178 Walterbothe | 9 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
19182 Pitz | 7 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
19183 Amati | 5 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
19208 Starrfield | 2 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
19992 Schönbein | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
19993 Günterseeber | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
20012 Ranke | 13 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
21050 Beck | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
21074 Rügen | 12 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
21075 Heussinger | 12 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
21076 Kokoschka | 12 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
21109 Sünkel | 4 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
21110 Karlvalentin | 4 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
21118 Hezimmermann | 24 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
22322 Bodensee | 13 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
22348 Schmeidler | 24 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
22369 Klinger | 18 September 1993 | list ^{[A]} |
23472 Rolfriekher | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
23473 Voss | 11 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
23490 Monikohl | 12 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
23514 Schneider | 2 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
24699 Schwekendiek | 13 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
24712 Boltzmann | 12 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
24713 Ekrutt | 12 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
24748 Nernst | 26 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
24749 Grebel | 24 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
24750 Ohm | 24 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
26842 Hefele | 2 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
27758 Michelson | 12 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
29185 Reich | 13 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
29208 Halorentz | 9 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
29214 Apitzsch | 2 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
29246 Clausius | 2 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
29250 Helmutmoritz | 24 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
30826 Coulomb | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
30827 Lautenschläger | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
30828 Bethe | 12 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
30829 Wolfwacker | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
30830 Jahn | 14 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
30847 Lampert | 13 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
30850 Vonsiemens | 7 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
30851 Reißfelder | 2 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
30852 Debye | 2 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
30882 Tomhenning | 21 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
30883 de Broglie | 24 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
32808 Bischoff | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
32809 Sommerfeld | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
32810 Steinbach | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
32811 Apisaon | 14 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
32821 Posch | 9 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
32853 Döbereiner | 21 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
32855 Zollitsch | 24 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
37582 Faraday | 12 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
37583 Ramonkhanna | 13 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
37584 Schleiden | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
37592 Pauljackson | 3 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
37608 Löns | 24 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
39536 Lenhof | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
42487 Ångström | 9 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
42492 Brüggenthies | 3 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
43790 Ferdinandbraun | 12 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
43804 Peterting | 10 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
43806 Augustepiccard | 13 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
43813 Kühner | 7 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
46563 Oken | 12 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
48447 Hingley | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
48456 Wilhelmwien | 12 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
48457 Joseffried | 12 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
48458 Merian | 13 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
48471 Orchiston | 7 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
48472 Mössbauer | 2 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
48492 Utewielen | 24 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
52228 Protos | 5 September 1977 | list |
52291 Mott | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
52292 Kamdzhalov | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
52293 Mommsen | 12 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
52294 Detlef | 12 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
52301 Qumran | 9 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
52308 Hanspeterröser | 7 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
52337 Compton | 2 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
52341 Ballmann | 21 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
55753 Raman | 13 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
58098 Quirrenbach | 9 October 1977 | list |
58186 Langkavel | 13 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
58215 von Klitzing | 21 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
58217 Peterhebel | 24 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
65685 Behring | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
65692 Trifu | 12 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
65708 Ehrlich | 4 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
65712 Schneidmüller | 24 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
69286 von Liebig | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
69287 Günthereichhorn | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
69288 Berlioz | 11 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
69295 Stecklum | 2 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
69312 Rogerbacon | 24 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
73686 Nussdorf | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
73687 Thomas Aquinas | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
73692 Gürtler | 12 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
73693 Dorschner | 12 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
73699 Landaupfalz | 4 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
73700 von Kues | 5 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
73701 Siegfriedbauer | 3 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
79129 Robkoldewey | 11 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
79138 Mansfeld | 13 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
85179 Meistereckhart | 11 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
85190 Birgitroth | 12 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
85195 von Helfta | 7 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
85196 Halle | 4 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
85197 Ginkgo | 5 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
85198 Weltenburg | 2 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
85199 Habsburg | 3 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
85214 Sommersdorf | 21 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
85215 Hohenzollern | 26 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
85216 Schein | 24 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
90672 Metrorheinneckar | 6 September 1977 | list |
90709 Wettin | 12 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
90711 Stotternheim | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
90712 Wittelsbach | 12 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
(90718) 1991 RW_{3} | 12 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
96205 Ararat | 24 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
96206 Eschenberg | 24 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
100027 Hannaharendt | 12 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
100028 von Canstein | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
100029 Varnhagen | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
100046 Worms | 2 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
100047 Leobaeck | 2 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
(100084) 1992 SY_{13} | 26 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
120460 Hambach | 13 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
120461 Gandhi | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
120481 Johannwalter | 24 September 1992 | list ^{[A]} |
150118 Petersberg | 18 September 1993 | list ^{[A]} |
152559 Bodelschwingh | 12 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
(160018) 1991 TY_{2} | 7 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
160512 Franck-Hertz | 11 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
(160513) 1990 TD_{13} | 12 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
162001 Vulpius | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
(162002) 1990 TC_{10} | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
168321 Josephschmidt | 12 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
(173120) 1990 TL_{9} | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
178294 Wertheimer | 11 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
190283 Schielicke | 12 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
192293 Dominikbrunner | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
(204967) 1991 TH_{7} | 3 October 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
225277 Stino | 24 September 1960 | list ^{[B]} |
231666 Aisymnos | 24 September 1960 | list ^{[B]} |
267003 Burkert | 10 August 1978 | list |
(275491) 1960 SR | 24 September 1960 | list ^{[B]} |
279723 Wittenberg | 12 September 1991 | list ^{[A]} |
(282028) 1990 TV_{9} | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
(297234) 1960 SP | 24 September 1960 | list ^{[B]} |
322510 Heinrichgrüber | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
(333842) 1960 SV | 24 September 1960 | list ^{[B]} |
(359653) 2011 ST_{28} | 24 September 1960 | list ^{[B]} |
(363010) 1960 SA_{1} | 24 September 1960 | list ^{[B]} |
(373394) 1990 TQ_{9} | 10 October 1990 | list ^{[A]} |
(443796) 1960 SW | 24 September 1960 | list ^{[B]} |
Co-discovery made with: ^{A} F. Börngen ^{B} R. M. Stoss |
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+ SILENT KEY + Dr. Lutz D. Schmadel, DK8UH passed away on 21 October. Born in 1942, he was an astronomer whose special interest was the astrometry of minor planets.
news of Lutz's (DK8UH) passing last Friday. … a very passionate radio amateur, who fell hard in love with the IOTA Programme. As a Board member of the German DX Foundation …