Takabatake

(1994 GC1 )
CURRENT POSITION: 9 CAP 46
Incl: 2.41707
Eccent: 0.1126294
Period: 5.4556386567751 years
AU 3.0989674
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

8.4.1994 14:53 Kitami 143e47 43n46 observations 1

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Named in honor of Tohru Takabatake (b. 1957), a junior-high-school teacher and secretary of the Okayama Astronomical Society. A gifted speaker, he delights in explaining cosmic mysteries to his students, accompanying his talks with photographs of celestial objects. His main interests are comets and solar eclipse observation. Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by Y. Yamada.

Named in honor of Tohru Takabatake (1957– ), a junior-high-school teacher and secretary of the Okayama Astronomical Society. A gifted speaker, he delights in explaining cosmic mysteries to his students, accompanying his talks with photographs of celestial objects. His main interests are comets and solar eclipse observation. (M 35490)

Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by Y. Yamada.

Avastatud: 8-4-1994 Avastamiskoht: Kitami Avastajad: Endate, K., Watanabe, K.

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