Francesco Manca

Francesco Manca is an Italian astronomer. He is a prolific discoverer of asteroids at the Sormano Astronomical Observatory in Italy with observational experience on the research of Near Earth Objects in professional observatories in Arizona. Non-observational work focuses on computations of close approaches of asteroids with the Earth and orbit identifications of asteroids and comets. He wrote many articles on specialistic magazines. Member of SIMCA. His professional activity concerns the application of measuring systems encoders installed on telescopes and Radio telescopes such as the VLT, LBT and ALMA. The asteroid 15460 Manca is named in his honour. ... more on Wikipedia

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