Morimoto

(1991 RS1 )
CURRENT POSITION: 12 LEO 2
Incl: 12.49666
Eccent: 0.1723889
Period: 4.1810934482139 years
AU 2.5952539
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

7.9.1991 14:48 Kitami 143e47 43n46 observations 1

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Named in honor of Masaki Morimoto (1932– ), Japanese radio astronomer who started his career at Mitaka {see planet  (1088)} and participated in the construction of the Culgoora radioheliograph in Australia. He successfully completed and used the Mitaka 6-m millimeter-wavelength telescope, then the 45-m telescope and 10-m interferometer at Nobeyama. His ideas led to the launch of the HALCA (VSOP) satellite with an 8-m telescope for space VLBI. He is now professor at Kagoshima University and established the astronomy program there. He has also served as president of IAU Commission 40. (M 30798; M 30819)

Name proposed by the second discoverer following a suggestion by J. Watanabe.

Avastatud: 7-9-1991 Avastamiskoht: Kitami Avastajad: Endate, K., Watanabe, K.

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