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Ronaldo Rogério de Freitas Mourao

Ronaldo Rogério de Freitas Mourão, Brazilian astronomer (Rio de Janeiro 25 May 1935 - Rio de Janeiro 25 July 2014)
Published more than 100 papers and 85 books

Recorded phantom Saturn ring (1960)

Established new relations in the application of Thiele-Innes method (1964)

Developed a new method for computing circular orbits of visual double stars (1966)

Discovered invisible companion star of Aitken 14 (1971)
Discovered with Belgian Henri Debehogne 14 asteroids (1980)
Authored Encyclopedic Dictionary of Astronomy and Astronautics (1988), the first of its kind in the world


2590 Mourão Asteroid