Arai

(1991 XT )
CURRENT POSITION: 8 PIS 20
Incl: 6.0354
Eccent: 0.0651349
Period: 5.4744047313904 years
AU 3.1060698
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

9.12.1991 14:23 Kushiro 144e35 43n5 observations 1

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Named in honor of Ikunosuke Arai (1836–1909), the first director of the Central Meteorological Observatory. In his early days, he contributed to the triangulation of Hokkaido. In 1887 he observed the total eclipse of the sun at Sanjo, Niigata, and successfully photographed the event. (M 22506)

Name suggested and citation prepared by H. Fukushima.

Avastatud: 9-12-1991 Avastamiskoht: Kushiro Avastajad: Ueda, S., Kaneda, H.

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