Perrotin, Henri Joseph Anastase

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Perrotin, Henri Joseph Anastase Gender: M
born on 19 December 1845 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Saint-Loup, France, 44n0512, 0e5128
Timezone LMT m0e5128 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 27°18' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 27°20 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 19°21'

Henri Joseph Anastase Perrotin


French astronomer and a discoverer of minor planets.

In his early career, he and Guillaume Bigourdan were assistants of Félix Tisserand at Toulouse Observatory. Later, he was the first director of the Nice Observatory in Nice, France from 1884 until his death. He made observations of Mars and attempted to determine the rotation period of Venus. He also calculated perturbations in the orbit of 4 Vesta.

In the literature, he is sometimes referred to as Henri Perrotin and sometimes as Joseph Perrotin (this is indeed one and the same person). His 6 asteroid discoveries are credited by the Minor Planet Center to "J. Perrotin".

He won the Prix Lalande in 1875 and 1883. The Martian crater Perrotin and the inner main-belt asteroid 1515 Perrotin were named in his honour.

He died on 29 February 1904, aged 59, in Nice.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Prix Lalande)
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (Asteroid discoverer)