Kiuchi

(1990 CH )
CURRENT POSITION: 15 LEO 13
Incl: 5.96052
Eccent: 0.0633144
Period: 3.576868019917 years
AU 2.3387755
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

15.2.1990 12:58 Kitami 143e47 43n46 observations 1

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Named in honor of Tsuruhiko Kiuchi (1954– ), Japanese amateur astronomer, who recovered the Perseid comet P/Swift-Tuttle {see planets  (5035) and  (5036)} with binoculars on 1992 Sept. 26 in accordance with a prediction by B. G. Marsden. Kiuchi also co-discovered two new comets in 1990. He is employed in the manufacture of motor parts and is on the staff of a community school for star lovers. (M 22510)

Name suggested by I. Hasegawa.

Avastatud: 15-2-1990 Avastamiskoht: Kitami Avastajad: Endate, K., Watanabe, K.

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