Okabayashi

(1993 ER )
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NOW @ 1 TAU 35
FOUND @ 5 LIB 22
 
Inclination: 0.81
Eccentricity: 0.126
Period: 3.55 years
AU 2.327
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

15.3.1993 13:43 Kitami 143e47 43n46 observations 1


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Named in memory of Shigeki Okabayashi (1913-1944), a self-taught Japanese astronomer. The first in Japan to discover more than one kind of new celestial object, he discovered Nova V630 Sgr in 1936 and comet C/1940 S1 (Okabayashi-Honda), and also independently discovered C/1939 H1 and C/1939 V1. He was employed by Kurashiki Observatory from 1939 to 1941. Tragically, he was killed on his way home from a geological survey in Sumatra when his hospital ship was torpedoed. Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by T. Sato and A. Fujii.


Avastatud: 15-3-1993 Avastamiskoht: Kitami Avastajad: Endate, K., Watanabe, K.

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