Watanabe

(1987 UB1 )
CURRENT POSITION: 21 GEM 38
Incl: 6.0163
Eccent: 0.2426403
Period: 3.7933071416476 years
AU 2.4321962
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

25.10.1987 15:44 Kushiro 144e35 43n5 observations 1

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Named in honor of Kazuro Watanabe (1955– ), known for his positional measurements of comets, minor planets and meteors. An astronomical specialist in the Sapporo Youth Science Museum, he is responsible for passing astronomical information to the public and is known throughout Hokkaido {see planet  (3720)} as a popular leader of astronomical activities. He is also involved in the preparations of maps. (M 16593)

Name suggested by S. Nakano.

Avastatud: 25-10-1987 Avastamiskoht: Kushiro Avastajad: Ueda, S., Kaneda, H.

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