Saito

(1951 RJ )
CURRENT POSITION: 24 LEO 19
Incl: 4.24578
Eccent: 0.1513833
Period: 5.6682785293254 years
AU 3.1789771
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

4.9.1951 22:41 Heidelberg 8e43 49n24 observations 1

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Named in honor of Keiji Saito, astrophysicist at the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory during 1961–1985 who has studied the physics of comets and meteors. While still a college student, he was an independent discoverer of the nova T CrB at its 1946 recurrence and has inspired many amateur astronomers in Japan. (M 11748)

Name proposed by H. Oishi, who made the key identification involving this planet.

Avastatud: 4-9-1951 Avastamiskoht: Heidelberg Avastajad: Reinmuth, K.

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