Carl W. Hergenrother

Carl W. Hergenrother (* 1973) is an American astronomer and discoverer of asteroids.

He works at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona in Tucson. Together with the astronomers of the Catalina Sky Survey discovered from 1993 to January 2010 a total of 29 asteroids.

In addition, he is the discoverer of several comets like C/1996 R1 ( Hergenrother - Spahr ), 168P/Hergenrother, 175P/Hergenrother and P/1999 V1 (Catalina ).


The asteroid ( 3099 ) Hergenrother was named after him.


  • Lutz D. Schmadel: Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. 5th ed Springer, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-540-00238-3 (English, Preview on Google Book Search )