Feodor P. Velichko

(17.01.1957-01.10.2013)

I. Personal data

Date of Birth: January 17, 1957

Place of Birth: Dnipropetrovs’k region, Ukraine

Marital status: married, have daughter and son

Present position and address: Leading Researcher of Institute of Astronomy of Kharkiv Karazin National University, Sums’ka vul., 35, Kharkiv, 61022, Ukraine

Tel: (+38)-057-7005349 E-mail: fvelichko@ukr.net


II. Academic degrees

- Ph. D., Physics and Mathematics Sci., November 1991, Main Astronomical Observatory of Ukrainian National Academy of Science, Kiyv, Ukraine

- M. Sc., Astronomer, June 1979, Kharkiv State University, Ukraine


III. Professional Experience

- Leading scientific researcher of Institute of Astronomy of Kharkiv Karazin National University, 2005-present

- Director of Chuguev Observing Station of Institute of Astronomy of Kharkiv National University, 1993-2007

- Senior scientific researcher of Astronomical Observatory of Kharkiv State University, 1992-2005

- Scientific researcher of Astronomical Observatory of Kharkiv State University, 1990-1992

- Junior scientific researcher of Astronomical Observatory of Kharkiv State University, 1982-1990

- Engineer of Astronomical Observatory of Kharkiv State University, 1979-1980

- Student of the Physics Department (Chair of Astronomy) of Kharkiv State University, 1974-1979


IV. Membership of Professional Societies

Member of Ukrainian Astronomical Society

Member of European Astronomical Society


V. Field of research

Photometry, polarimetry and spectrophotometry in visible and near-IR spectral regions of asteroids, comets, variable stars, planets and satellites, artificial satellites. Determination and analysis of asteroid rotation parameters, binarity of asteroid systems.


VI. Experience summary

Main Belt and Near Earth asteroids (since 1978);

comets (since 1986);

Mercury, Jupiter and Galilean satellites, satellites of Saturn (since 1989);

variable stars (since 1991);

artificial satellites (since 2000);


VII. Selected Publications

  1. Lupishko D.F., Velichko F.P., Tupieva F.A., Chernova G.P. (1981). Pole orientation and UBV photometry of asteroid 354 Eleonora// Pis’ma Astron. Zh., v.7, N7, 437-441.

  2. Lupishko D.F., Kiselev N.N., Velichko F.P., Tupieva F.A. (1981). UBV-photometry of asteroids 19 Fortuna and 29 Amphitrite// Astron. Vestn., v.15, N1, 25-31.

  3. Lupishko D.F., Velichko F.P., Shevchenko V.G. (1986). Asteroid 1627 Ivar. UBV-photometry, period and sense of rotation// // Kinemat. Phys. Celest. Bodies. v.2, N2, 39-43.

  4. Lupishko D.F., Velichko F.P., Belskaya I.N., Shevchenko V.G. (1987). Pole coordinates, phase dependence of brightness of the asteroid 21 Lutetia// // Kinemat. Phys. Celest. Bodies. v.3, N5, 36-38.

  5. Velichko F.P. (1988). Rotation period problem of asteroid 4 Vesta// Astron. Vestnik, v.22, N2, 131-136.

  6. Velichko F.P. et al. (1988). Photometry of 4 Vesta in opposition 1986// Astron. Vestnik, v.22, 136-142.

  7. Velichko F.P., Lupishko D.F. (1989). Photometric astrometry for the Earth-approaching asteroids. Pole coordinates of Ivar// Kinemat. Phys. Celest. Bodies. V.5, N3, 90-94.

  8. Velichko F.P., et al. (1989). Occultation of star SAO 187255 by Titan: atmosphere of Titan// Astron. Tsirk., N1540, 14-15.

  9. Velichko F.P., Vdovichenko V.D., Gaisin S.M., Mosina S.A. (1990). Asteroid 4 Vesta: connection of brightness variation and absorption in the pyroxene band 920 nm// Astron. Tsirk., N1543, 29-30.

  10. Velichko F.P., Kwiatkowski T., Krugly Yu.N. (1991). Lightcurve of a new eclipsing binary star// Astron. Tsirk., N1548, 27-28.

  11. Michalowski T., Velichko F.P., et al., (1995) Models of four asteroids 17 Themis, 52 Europa, 532 Herculina, and 704 Interamnia. Icarus, v.118, 292-301.

  12. Velichko F.P., Michalowski T., et al., (1995). Lightcurves, magnitude-phase dependence and spin vector of asteroid 675 Ludmilla// Astron. Astroph. Suppl. Ser., v.110, 125-129.

  13. Kiselev N.N., Velichko F.P. (1997). Aperture polarimetry and photometry of comet Hale-Bopp// Earth, Moon and Planet, v.78, 347-352.

  14. Kiselev N.N., Velichko F.P. (1998). Polarimetry and photometry of comet C/1996 B2 Hyakutake// Icarus, v.130, N2, 286-292.

  15. Michalowski T.,.., Velichko F.P., et al., (2002) Eclipsing events in the binary system of the asteroid 90 Antiope// Astron. Astroph., v. 396, N1, 293-299.

  16. Velichko S.F., Kiselev N.N., Velichko F.P. (2006). Polarimetry and photometry of comet C/2004 Q2 (Machholz)// Earth, Moon and Planets, v.97, p.379-386.

  17. Velichko F.P., Rozenbush V.K., et al., (2008). Polarimetry and photometry of asteroid 4 Vesta at southernmost aspect of observations// Abstract book of Conf. “SOLAR SYSTEM BODIES: FROM OPTICS TO GEOLOGY”, May 26-29, Kharkiv, Ukraine. P. 123.

  18. Rozenbush V.K., Shevchenko V.G.,…, Velichko F.P., et al., (2009). Polarization and brightness opposition effects for the E-type asteroid 44 Nysa// Icarus, v.201, 655-665.

  19. Kiselev N.N., Rozenbush V.K., Velichko F.P., Zaitsev S.V. (2009). Polarimetry of the Galilean satellites and Jupiter near opposition// Journal of Quant. Spectr. & Rad. Transfer. v. 110, 1713-1718.

  20. Velichko F.P., Rikhtehgar A. (2011). Lightcurves, colours and magnitude phase dependences of the asteroids 433 Eros and 1627 Ivar// Visnyk Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University, Astronomy. v. 47, p. 41-43.

  21. Velichko S.F., Kiselev N.N., Velichko F.P., Lupishko D.F. (2012). Polarimetry of six comets// Astron. Tsirk., N1576, 1-2.

  22. Velichko F.P., Magnusson P. (2012). Photometry and polarimetry of the largest NEA 1036 Ganymed// Astron. Tsirk., N1575, 1-2.