Catalogue of Minor Planet Names and Discovery Circumstances Addendum 2012–2014

  • Lutz D. SchmadelEmail author


Title page of Giuseppe Piazzi’s book “On the discovery of the new planet CERES FERDINANDEA, the eighth of those known in our solar system”. The vignette, against the background of the Monte pelegrini and the city of Palermo, shows an angel observing the goddess Ceres sitting in a carriage drawn by two snakes. The inscription on the telescope “CERES ADDITA COELI” (Ceres was added to the heavens) celebrates this epoch-making discovery of the first of the minor planets.


Middle School Student Astronomical Society Minor Planet International Astronomical Union Amateur Astronomer 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Astronomisches Rechen-Institut am Zentrum fuer Astronomie derUniversitaet HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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