(16450) Messerschmidt

Template: Infobox Asteroid / Maintenance / Error 2

( 16450 ) Messerschmidt is an asteroid of the main belt, which was discovered at the European Southern Observatory on 26 September 1989 by the Belgian astronomer Eric Walter Elst.

The asteroid was named after the German naturalist Daniel Gottlieb Messerschmidt (1685-1735), who was sent the Great 1719-1728 on an expedition to Siberia by the Russian Tsar Peter to investigate rumors of natural phenomena such as frozen mammoths.