Rafael Pacheco

Rafael Pacheco Hernández (born 1954 in Madrid) is a Spanish astronomer of Catalan origin and a prolific discoverer of asteroids, cred by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of numerous minor planets mostly in collaboration with astronomer Álvaro López-García.[1][2]

The asteroid 25001 Pacheco was named in his honor.[2]

List of discovered minor planets[]

Rafael Pacheco discovered 57 minor planets.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). "(25001) Pacheco [2.60, 0.28, 19.0]". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (25001) Pacheco, Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 188. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-34361-5_2202. ISBN 978-3-540-34361-5.