Fabrizio Bernardi (born 1972) is an Italian astronomer and discoverer of minor planets and comets, best known for the co-discovery of the near-Earth and potentially hazardous asteroid 99942 Apophis.
He is a member of the IAU, and credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 7 numbered minor planets during 2002–2005, including (280244) 2002 WP11, another near-Earth object a member of the Amor group of asteroids, and (413666) 2005 VJ119, a trans-Neptunian object. In 2002, he discovered the outer main-belt asteroid 65001 Teodorescu at Campo Imperatore station, Gran Sasso, Italy, and named it after his wife, the Romanian astronomer Ana Teodorescu.
He was involved together with colleagues Marco Micheli and David Tholen, with observations of the Mars-crosser asteroid 2007 WD5 during his stay at the University of Hawaii observatory. While at the Mauna Kea Observatories in Hawaii, he discovered 268P/Bernardi, a Jupiter family comet.
The main-belt asteroid 27983 Bernardi, discovered by astronomers Andrea Boattini and Maura Tombelli at Cima Ekar, was named in his honor on 9 November 2003 (M.P.C. 50252).
ACM2002 Proceedings – Berlin: The Campo Imperatore Near Earth Objects Survey (CINEOS): Andrea Boattini, Germano D’Abramo, Giovanni B. Valsecchi, Andrea Carusi, Andrea Di Paola, Fabrizio Bernardi, Robert Jedicke, Alan W. Harris, Elisabetta Dotto and Fiore De Luise, et al. In press. Discovery of the heavily obscured Supernova SN2002CV. Astronomy and Astrophysics, v.393, p.L21-L24.
Proceedings of the Planetologia Italiana Workshop – Bormio, Italy, 20–26 January 2001: CINEOS – Campo Imperatore Near Earth Objects Survey Expected background of asteroids and stars for the Wide Angle Camera of the Rosetta Mission
Asteroid background for the Wide Angle Camera of the Rosetta Mission, Poster, Division for Planetary Sciences 2001, New Orleans, USA
ESTEC Internal report, September 2000: Image simulation of the inner coma environment for the Wide Angle Camera of the OSIRIS experiment.
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