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Asteroids discovered: 26
9111 Matarazzo[1] January 28, 1997
9115 Battisti[1] February 27, 1997
(9796) 1996 HW[2] April 19, 1996
10387 Bepicolombo[1] October 18, 1996
10605 Guidoni[3] November 3, 1996
10606 Crocco[3] November 3, 1996
11652 Johnbrownlee[1] February 7, 1997
12405 Nespoli[3] September 15, 1995
18542 Broglio[4] December 29, 1996
18556 Battiato[1] February 7, 1997
19318 Somanah[5] December 2, 1996
21289 Giacomel[3] November 3, 1996
26197 Bormio[1] March 31, 1997
27855 Giorgilli[4] January 4, 1995
32944 Gussalli[1] November 19, 1995
35334 Yarkovsky[1] March 31, 1997
37022 Robertovittori[6] October 22, 2000
(39734) 1996 XG26[2] December 14, 1996
43956 Elidoro[1] February 7, 1997
43957 Invernizzi[1] February 7, 1997
48643 Allen-Beach[1] October 20, 1995
59087 Maccacaro[1] November 15, 1998
69961 Millosevich[1] November 15, 1998
(79847) 1998 XY2[4] December 7, 1998
(96583) 1998 VG34[1] November 15, 1998
(100641) 1997 VO4[3] November 3, 1997
  1. 1 with P. Sicoli
  2. 2 with P. Chiavenna
  3. 3 with V. Giuliani
  4. 4 with A. Testa
  5. 5 with M. Cavagna
  6. 6 with G. Ventre

Francesco Manca (born November 1966, in Milan, Italy) 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 follow up and astrometry of Near Earth Asteroids and computations of close approaches of asteroids with the Earth (linked at Near Earth Object Program at Jet Propulsion Laboratory)and orbit identifications of asteroids and comets. He wrote many articles on specialistic magazines. Member of SIMCA (Società Italiana Meccanica Celeste e Astrodinamica). His professional activity concerns the application of measuring systems encoders installed on telescopes and Radio telescopes such as the VLT, LBT, E-ELT (European-Extremely Large Telescope), ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter Array) and ASTRI (Astrophysics with mirrors at Italian Replicant Technology). The asteroid 15460 Manca is named in his honour.


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