| 25 Phocaea
25 Phocaea is a main-belt asteroid.It was discovered by J. Chacornac at Marseille, on April 6. 1853. It was his first asteroid discovery out of a total of six. It is named after Phocaea, the ancient Greek name for Foça in Turkey, from where came the founders of Marseille.-References:...
|April 6, 1853|
| 33 Polyhymnia
33 Polyhymnia is a main belt asteroid.It was discovered by J. Chacornac on October 28, 1854 and named after Polyhymnia, the Greek Muse of sacred hymns....
|October 28, 1854|
| 34 Circe
34 Circe is a large, very dark main-belt asteroid.It was discovered by J. Chacornac on April 6, 1855, and named after Circe, a goddess in Greek mythology.-References:...
|April 6, 1855|
| 38 Leda
38 Leda is a large, dark main-belt asteroid.It was discovered by J. Chacornac on January 12, 1856, and named after Leda, the mother of Helen of Troy in Greek mythology.Leda is also the name of a satellite of Jupiter and a catalogue of galaxies....
|January 12, 1856|
| 39 Laetitia
39 Laetitia is a large, bright main-belt asteroid.Laetitia was discovered by J. Chacornac on February 8, 1856, and named after Laetitia, a minor Roman goddess of gaiety....
|February 8, 1856|
| 59 Elpis
59 Elpis is a very large main belt asteroid. It is a C-type asteroid, meaning that it is very dark and carbonaceous in composition.Elpis was discovered by Jean Chacornac from Paris, on September 12, 1860. It was Chacornac's sixth and final asteroid discovery.A controversy arose over the naming of...
|September 12, 1860|
Jean Chacornac (June 21, 1823 – September 6, 1873) was a French astronomer
An astronomer is a scientist who studies celestial bodies such as planets, stars and galaxies.Historically, astronomy was more concerned with the classification and description of phenomena in the sky, while astrophysics attempted to explain these phenomena and the differences between them using...
He was born in Lyon
Lyon , is a city in east-central France in the Rhône-Alpes region, situated between Paris and Marseille. Lyon is located at from Paris, from Marseille, from Geneva, from Turin, and from Barcelona. The residents of the city are called Lyonnais....
and died in St Jean en Royans. Working in Marseille
Marseille , known in antiquity as Massalia , is the second largest city in France, after Paris, with a population of 852,395 within its administrative limits on a land area of . The urban area of Marseille extends beyond the city limits with a population of over 1,420,000 on an area of...
Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region...
, he discovered six asteroid
Asteroids are a class of small Solar System bodies in orbit around the Sun. They have also been called planetoids, especially the larger ones...
s. The asteroid 1622 Chacornac
1622 Chacornac is a main-belt asteroid discovered on March 15, 1952 by Alfred Schmitt at Uccle.- External links :*...
and the crater Chacornac
Chacornac is an irregular lunar impact crater attached to the southeast rim of the crater Posidonius. It lies just to the east of the Mare Serenitatis, and north of the crater Le Monnier....
on the Moon
The Moon is Earth's only known natural satellite,There are a number of near-Earth asteroids including 3753 Cruithne that are co-orbital with Earth: their orbits bring them close to Earth for periods of time but then alter in the long term . These are quasi-satellites and not true moons. For more...
are named in his honour.