Named in honor of Kuniko Fujita (1923–1992), née Sofue, amateur astronomer and poet. She became interested in astronomy at an early age and made an important discovery — a nova, later named CP Pup — when she was a 19-year-old schoolgirl; she was awarded a prize from the Japan Astronomical Society as the first discoverer. She became a member of the Kawasaki Astronomical Club in 1972, and she visited Australia and New Zealand in 1986 to observe comet 1P/Halley. She joined expeditions to the Okinawa annular eclipse in 1986 and to the total eclipse in Mexico in 1991. A talented poet and calligrapher, she published a book of petry, Hoshinagisa. (M 32789; M 32819; M 32819)
Named by the discoverers following suggestions from S. Morikubo and T. Minowa.
Avastatud: 28-9-1992 Avastamiskoht: Kitami Avastajad: Endate, K., Watanabe, K.
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