Juan G. Sanguin (1933 – 7 January 2006[1]) was an Argentine astronomer.

Juan G. Sanguin
DiedJanuary 7, 2006(2006-01-07) (aged 72–73)
Scientific career
Institutions"El Leoncito" Astronomical Complex

Sanguin guided the studies about Small Solar System bodies at the "El Leoncito" Astronomical Complex (Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito, CASLEO) for more than 25 years.[2] He had collaborated with Carlos Cesco.[1]

He is known for the discovery of periodic comet 92P/Sanguin, on October 15, 1977, at the "El Leoncito" Astronomical Complex.

The asteroid 5081 Sanguin brings his name.[2]


  1. ^ a b Antonio Cornejo, ed. (2009). Anales de la Academia Nacional de Geografía 2008 (pdf) (in Spanish) (1st ed.). Buenos Aires: Academia Nacional de Geografía. p. 123. ISBN 978-987-1067-09-1. Retrieved 2017-05-12.
  2. ^ a b "(5081) Sanguin". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2017-05-11.