星明天文台

国内外享有盛誉的业余天文台,在这里汇聚了众多的顶尖爱好者。我们致力于彗星,小行星,超新星,新星等各类新天体的发现。

People

Friends of Xingming Observatory are from all walks of life and reside throughout China. A few are now professional astronomers living overseas, though they have engaged with Xingming as young amateurs, but all of us have a love of stars in heart. In the follow you will find a brief introduction and a headshot of a few among us.

Note: traditionally, Chinese state their surnames first. Here we follow this convention unless otherwise specified.

Gao Xing (高兴)

Xing is a native of Ürümqi in the northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in China. He is the founder and manager of Xingming Observatory, and is a pioneer in amateur-led astronomical surveys in China. He has an asteroid named after him, (204710) Gaoxing. He has discovered 53 supernovae, 39 extragalactic novae, 1 galactic nova, 3 comets , dozens of other types of variable stars , hundreds of asteroids (provisional name), 7 asteroids (definite name), and several independent discoveries. He is a three-time recipient of the Edgar Wilson Award given by the International Astronomical Union, and was awarded the 2017 Amateur Achievement Award by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific in recognition of his achievements.

Ye Quanzhi (叶泉志)

Quanzhi was originally from Guangzhou. He is currently a research scientist at the University of Maryland. (10280) Yequanzhi is named after him. He co-discovered hundreds of asteroids as the Principal Investigator of the Lulin Sky Survey, and has recently led the solar system survey of the Zwicky Transient Facility. He is also the co-discoverer of five comets, including C/2007 N3 (Lulin) and C/2019 K4 (Ye).

Man-To Hui (许文韬; surname: Hui)

Man-To was originally from Guangzhou. He completed his PhD and postdoc at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Hawaii, and is currently an assistant professor at the Macau University of Science and Technology. (51166) Huimanto is named after him.Man-To has discovered several sungrazing comets in the SOHO archive and asteroids in the NEAT archive.

Tan Hanjie (谭翰杰)

Hanjie is originally from Guangzhou, and is currently a graduate student at the National Central University. He is a co-administrator of the Popular Supernova Project, and has discovered 2 supernova, 2 extragalactic nova, 14 other types of variable stars. He has discovered many more comets, asteroids, supernovae and planetary nebulae in data archives.

 

Sun Guoyou (孙国佑)

Guoyou is a native of Wenzhou, Zhejiang. He is the co-administrator of the Popular Supernova Project. (546756) Sunguoyou is named after him. Guoyou has co-discovered C/2015 F5 (SWAN-Xingming) with Xing, and is credited with the first milky way nova discovery made in China, V5582 Sagittarii. He is also one of the discoverers of the luminous red novaV1309 SCO“. He has discovered 1 comet, 1 asteroid (definite name), 1 milky way nova, 7 extragalactic novae, 1 luminous red nova, 9 supernovae, 1 Double star, 1 Planetary nebula, dozens of other types of variable stars, 8 SOHO cmoet, etc. He is the recipient of the 2015 Edgar Wilson Award.

Jin Zhangwei (金彰伟)

Zhangwei is a native of Ningbo, Zhejiang. Zhangwei co-administrates the Popular Supernova Project with Guoyou and others. Zhangwei co-discovered asteroid (257248) Chouchiehlun, named after the celebrated Taiwanese singer Jay Chou, with Tsai Yuan-Sheng of Taiwan. He has discovered 15 supernovae, 2 asteroid (definite name), 3 sungrazing comets in SOHO archive, and a few independent discoveries.

Xu Zhijian (徐智坚)

Zhijian, a native of Nanjing, Jiangsu, is a co-administrator of the Popular Supernova Project. (546843) Xuzhijian is named after him. He has discovered 14 supernovae, 4 asteroids (definite name), 3 extragalactic novae, and dozens of other types of variable stars. He has also participated the Purple Mountain Observatory surveys and discovered 56 supernovae there. He has discovered hundreds of sungrazing comets in SOHO and STEREO archive.

Ruan Jiangao (阮建高)

Jiangao is a native of Fangchenggang, Guangxi, and is a co-administrator of the Popular Supernova Project. (546842) Ruanjiangao is named after him. He is the first Chinese amateur astronomer to discover extragalactic nova, and has discovered 1 asteroid (definite name), 6 supernovae, 6 extragalactic novae, 8 other types of variable stars, some independent discoveries, and a few dozens sungrazing comets in SOHO and STEREO archive.

Zhang Mi (张宓)

Mi, a native of Shanghai, is a co-administrator of the Popular Supernova Project. He also leads Xingming Observatory Secretary Department and is responsible for the liaison, publicity and astronomical science popularization of the observatory. He has discovered 9 supernovae, 24 extragalactic novae, some independent discoveries, and dozens of other types of variable stars.

 

Sun Peiyuan (孙霈源)

Peiyuan is a native of Tai’an, Shandong. He is a co-administrator of the Popular Supernova Project, and has discovered 3 supernovae, 1 extragalactic nova, and hundreds of sungrazing comets in SOHO archive.

Wang Bin (王彬)

Bin currently resides in Shaoxing, Zhejiang. He is a co-administrator of the Popular Supernova Project and has discovered 3 supernovae, 1 extragalactic nova, and a few variable stars.

Gao Wei (高伟)

Wei is a native of Nong’an, Jilin, and is a co-administrator of the Popular Supernova Project. He has discovered 6 supernovae and 2 extragalactic novae.

Zhao Jingyuan (赵经远)

Jingyuan is a native of Zaoyang, Hubei, and is a co-administrator of the Popular Supernova Project. He has discovered 4 supernovae, 2 extragalactic novae, 12 other types of variable stars.

Liao Xi (廖熙)

Xi, a native of Hefei, Anhui, is a co-administrator of the Popular Supernova Project. He has discovered 3 supernovae.

Li Ang (李昂)

Ang is a native of Shenyang. He is a co-administrator of the Popular Supernova Project and has discovered 3 supernovae.

Ji Cheng (计成)

Cheng is a native of Beijing, and is a co-administrator of the Popular Supernova Project. He has discovered 1 supernova and 1 extragalactic nova.