Kuniko

(1992 SX12 )
CURRENT POSITION: 14 PIS 42
Incl: 3.52128
Eccent: 0.1532587
Period: 3.3374396783721 years
AU 2.2332065
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

28.9.1992 11:30 Kitami 143e47 43n46 observations 1

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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 poetry, Hoshinagisa. Named by the discoverer following suggestions by S. Morikubo and T. Minowa.

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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