Kawasaki

(1990 UJ )
CURRENT POSITION: 27 VIR 13
Incl: 6.21814
Eccent: 0.1317516
Period: 3.7080709163468 years
AU 2.3956239
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

20.10.1990 15:58 Oohira 24e45 59n26 observations 1

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Named in memory of Shun’ichi Kawasaki (1896–1943), the second director of the International Latitude Observatory of Mizusawa {see planet  (7530)} and brother-in-law of the astronomer Issei Yamamoto {see planet  (2249)}. He introduced the floating zenith telescope to supplement the visual zenith telescope for routine observations. (M 34623)

Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by K. Hurukawa and K. Yokoyama. Citation prepared by K. Yokoyama.

Avastatud: 20-10-1990 Avastamiskoht: Oohira Avastajad: Urata, T.

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