Named in honor of Eijiro Hiei (1931– ), professor at Meisei University and professor emeritus of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. A solar physicist best known for his research on white-light flares, Hiei was the fourth director (1982–1992) of the Norikura Solar Observatory, where he conducted coronagraphic studies. (M 28090)
Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by T. Sakurai.
Avastatud: 24-1-1992 Avastamiskoht: Yatsugatake Avastajad: Kushida, Y., Muramatsu, O.
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