::Frank B. Zoltowski


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Frank B. Zoltowski is an amateur Australian astronomer who lives in Woomera, South Australia. In 1998, Zoltowski was awarded a Gene Shoemaker NEO Grant<ref name="planetary.org">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> for improved Near-Earth Object searches. Zoltowski conducts these searches from his home with a charge-coupled device camera.<ref name="planetary.org"/> He is a prolific discoverer of asteroids. He authored CCDTRACK, a computer program that auto-guides electronically controlled telescopes by tracking a user-selected celestial object.

Astronomers at the Minor Planet Center used Zoltowski's work to work out an estimated approach distance for 1999 AN10 of 56,500 kilometers, and a closest approach date of Aug 7, 2027.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> It was thought to potentially crash into Earth.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

He is mentioned in NASA's asteroid tracking database as an observer for Asteroid 1998 QE2.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

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