Patrice Bouchet

Patrice Jean Emmanuel Bouchet de Puyraimond
Born (1953-03-26) 26 March 1953
Nationality French
Fields astronomy
Doctoral advisor Lodewijk Woltjer
Known for Neptune's rings
Mid-Infrared Observations of Supernova SN 1987A
The extinction law in the Small Magellanic Cloud
Influences Observatory Bouchet du Puyraimond IAU MP4313, in Cuenca de Los Andes (Ecuador)

Patrice Jean Emmanuel Bouchet de Puyraimond is a French astrophysicist best known for his discovery of the Rings of Neptune,[1] his infrared observations of supernova SN 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud,[2] and the dust extinction in the Small Magellanic Cloud.[3]



  1. Manfroid, J.; Haefner, R.; Bouchet, P. (1986). "New evidence for a ring around Neptune". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 157 (1): L3. Bibcode:1986A&A...157L...3M.
  2. Bouchet, P.; Dwek, E.; Danziger, J.; Arendt, R.G.; De Buizer, I.J.; Park, S.; Suntzeff, N.B.; Kirschner, R.B; Challis, P. (2006). "SN 1987A after 18 Years: Mid-Infrared Gemini and Spitzer Observations of the Remnant". The Astrophysical Journal. 650 (1): 212–227. arXiv:astro-ph/0601495Freely accessible. Bibcode:2006ApJ...650..212B. doi:10.1086/505929.
  3. Bouchet, P.; Lequeux, J.; Maurice, E.; Prévot, L.; Prévot-Burnichon, M.L. (1986). "The visible and infrared extinction law and the gas-to-dust ratio in the Small Magellanic Cloud". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 149 (2): 330. Bibcode:1985A&A...149..330B.
  4. "(4313) Bouchet". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names: 370. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_4269.

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