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Monday, 23 May 2011

[BAA-ebulletin 00581] Asteroid (229255) Andrewelliott

BAA electronic bulletin
I am very pleased to announce that an asteroid, discovered by Peter
Birtwhistle in 2005, has now been named in posthumous recognition of Andrew
Elliott's contributions to amateur astronomy.

The citation, published in the Minor Planet Circular MPC 75105 on May 17,
reads as follows:

(229255) Andrewelliott = 2005 AJ
Discovered 2005 Jan. 4 by P. Birtwhistle at Great Shefford.
Andrew John Elliott (1946-2010) was a British observer who pioneered the
use of low-light devices, precision timing and video methods in observing
phenomena. Assistant director for occultations of the British Astronomical
Association Lunar and Asteroids Sections, he lectured widely in the UK and

Andrew sadly passed away on 2010 November 28.  The announcement nicely
coincides with the publication in the next few days of the June issue of the
Journal of the British Astronomical Association where you can read Andrew's
obituary on pages 176-178.

Rest in peace dear friend.

Richard Miles
Director, Asteroids and Remote Planets Section
arp [at]

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