Lyudmila Karachkina

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Lyudmila Georgievna Karachkina (Russian: Людмила Георгиевна Карачкина, born 3 September 1948, Rostov-on-Don) is an astronomer and discoverer of minor planets.In 1978 she began as a staff astronomer of the Institute for Theoretical Astronomy (ITA) at Leningrad. Her research at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory (CrAO) then focused on astrometry and photometry of minor planets. The Minor Planet Center credits her with the discovery of 130 minor planets, including the Amor asteroid 5324 Lyapunov and the Trojan asteroid 3063 Makhaon. In 2004, she received a Ph.D. in astronomy from Odessa I. I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lyudmila Karachkina has received more than 28,503 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Lyudmila Karachkina is the 428th most popular astronomer (down from 415th in 2019), the 1,574th most popular biography from Russia and the 13th most popular Russian Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Lyudmila Karachkina ranks 428 out of 532Before her are Philibert Jacques Melotte, Harold D. Babcock, Aristarkh Belopolsky, Wilhelm Anderson, Horace W. Babcock, and James L. Elliot. After her are John Dobson, George O. Abell, Herbert Hall Turner, Joseph Jean Pierre Laurent, DeLisle Stewart, and Brian Schmidt.

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Among people born in 1948, Lyudmila Karachkina ranks 390Before her are Bernhard Russi, Hans Moravec, Giuseppe Petrocchi, Martin Suter, Sgt. Slaughter, and Yossi Beilin. After her are Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, Jovan Aćimović, Nikola Šainović, Josef Ackermann, Lindsay Crouse, and Ylli Bufi.

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Among people born in Russia, Lyudmila Karachkina ranks 1,574 out of 2,688Before her are Dmitry Anuchin (1843), Sergei Lemeshev (1902), Vladimir Levenshtein (1935), Igor Sechin (1960), Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov (1936), and Rustam Minnikhanov (1957). After her are Anatoly Karatsuba (1937), Yury Malyshev (1941), Valentin Bubukin (1933), Aleksey Pleshcheyev (1825), Vsevolod Vishnevsky (1900), and Lev Kassil (1905).


Among astronomers born in Russia, Lyudmila Karachkina ranks 13Before her are Vladimir Kotelnikov (1908), Benjamin Jekhowsky (1881), Pelageya Shajn (1894), Orest Khvolson (1852), Matvey Gusev (1826), and Aristarkh Belopolsky (1854). After her are Pavel Shternberg (1865).