Named in honor of Yukimasa Komori, owner of the Astro-Dome Company and a committee member of the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum. Born in 1900, he is the oldest known amateur astronomer in Japan, and he had the pleasure of watching Halley’s Comet in both 1910 and 1986. His main interests are in observing lunar occultations and solar eclipses. Long active in the popularization of astronomy, particularly over Japanese national radio, he planned and carried out a minute-by-minute broadcast of the total solar eclipse in 1936, linking observers at various stations. (M 21957)
Name proposed by the discoverers following suggestions by S. Kimura and E. Kobayashi.
Avastatud: 17-3-1991 Avastamiskoht: Kiyosato Avastajad: Otomo, S., Muramatsu, O.
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