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Edward L. G. Bowell

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Edward L. G. "Ted" Bowell (born 1943 in London), is an American astronomer. Bowell was educated at Emanuel School London, University College, London, and the University of Paris.

He was principal investigator of the Lowell Observatory Near-Earth-Object Search (LONEOS). He has discovered a large number of asteroids, both as part of LONEOS and in his own right before LONEOS began. Among the latter are the Jovian asteroids 2357 Phereclos, 2759 Idomeneus, 2797 Teucer, 2920 Automedon, 3564 Talthybius, 4057 Demophon, and (4489) 1988 AK. He also co-discovered the periodic comet 140P/Bowell-Skiff and the non-periodic comet C/1980 E1.

The outer main-belt asteroid 2246 Bowell was named in his honor.[1] The official naming citation was published on 1 January 1981 (M.P.C. 5688).[2]

List of discovered minor planets


Edward Bowell discovered 571 minor planets.[3]


  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(2246) Bowell". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2246) Bowell. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 183. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_2247. ISBN 978-3540299257.
  2. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 28 October 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2019.