Named in honor of Syoji Kuwabara (1927– ). A retired school teacher in Japan, he was superintendent of the board of education in Himeji City (1981–1993) and director of the city’s Science Museum (1993–1996). An amateur astronomer, he was once an enthusiastic observer of occultations; now he studies local names and legends of stars and asterisms. (M 33386)
Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by T. Sato, A. Fujii and K. Kitao.
Avastatud: 30-9-1992 Avastamiskoht: Kitami Avastajad: Endate, K., Watanabe, K.
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