Vladimir Albitsky

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Minor planets discovered: 10 [1]
1002 Olbersia August 15, 1923 MPC
1007 Pawlowia October 5, 1923 MPC
1022 Olympiada June 23, 1924 MPC
1028 Lydina November 6, 1923 MPC
1030 Vitja May 25, 1924 MPC
1034 Mozartia September 7, 1924 MPC
1059 Mussorgskia July 19, 1925 MPC
1071 Brita March 3, 1924 MPC
1283 Komsomolia September 25, 1925 MPC
1330 Spiridonia February 17, 1925 MPC

Vladimir Aleksandrovich Albitzky (Russian: Владимир Александрович Альбицкий) (June 16, 1891 – June 15, 1952) was a Soviet/Russian astronomer and discoverer of minor planets.[2] In modern English transliteration, his surname would be given as Al'bitskii or Al'bitsky. In the literature, he is sometimes referred to as W. A. Albizkij, however his surname usually appears in the literature as "Albitzky". His asteroid discoveries are credited as "V. Albitskij".

He came to the Simeiz Observatory (Симеиз) in Crimea in 1922, working with G. A. Shajn and G. N. Neujmin, and became head of the observatory in 1934.[2] The Minor Planet Center credits him with the discovery of 10 asteroids during 1923–1925.[1]

The Eunomia asteroid 1783 Albitskij, discovered by astronomer Grigory Neujmin at Simeiz Observatory in 1935, was named in his honor.[2]

Papers by V.A. Albitzky

The total number of papers by V.A. Albitzky is about 88 according to his File from the Archive of the Pulkovo Oservatory. Only 5 papers can be found at the ADS NASA, while the rest are given in a copy from the archiv by Alex Gaina, including a great part of the observations of asteroids.

  • Gaina Alex: Papers by V.A. Albitzky

A Russian version of the work concerning radial velocities of 343 stars can be found at:

  • The Danish National Library


  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(1783) Albitskij". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1783) Albitskij. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 143. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_1784. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  • Dobronravin, P. P. (2006). Крымская астрофизическая обсерватория [Crimean Astrophysical Observatory]. Земля и Вселенная (Earth and Universe) (in Russian) (4). Retrieved 8 April 2014.

External links

  • A group of Russian astronomers in 1920. On the left- V.A. Albitzky
  • V.A. Albitzky
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