Petr Pravec

Petr Pravec ( born September 17, 1967 in Třinec ) is a Czech astronomer. He has distinguished himself by the discovery of double asteroids by using the photometry. He leads the efforts of a group of observers ( BinAst ) when searching for multiple bodies in the main belt asteroids and NEAs.

He has been 289 asteroids (112 alone and 177 with other astronomers ) found. The asteroid ( 4790 ) Petrpravec is named after him.