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Claudine Rinner

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Nationality  France
Residence  Ottmarsheim, France
Role  Astronomer
Name  Claudine Rinner
Known for  astronomy

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Claudine Rinner (born 1965) is a French amateur astronomer and discoverer of 56 minor planets, who received the Edgar Wilson Award for discovering three comets.

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Life

Rinner lives at Ottmarsheim in Alsace in France.

She discovered three comets using a 0.5 metre robotic telescope located in Morocco. She won the 2013 Edgar Wilson Award for discovering three comets which were designated P/2011 W2 Rinner, C/2012 CH17, and P/2013 CE31M. There were seven awards that year and they shared $42,000 between them.

The asteroid 23999 Rinner, discovered by French amateur astronomer Laurent Bernasconi in 1999, was named in her honor. Naming citation was published on 21 July 2005 (M.P.C. 54566).

Discoveries

Claudine Rinner

Claudine Rinner is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 58 minor planets between 2004 and 2007. Three of them were co-discoveries with Fran├žois Kugel.

References

Claudine Rinner Wikipedia


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