Yamamoto

(1942 GA )
CURRENT POSITION: 26 SCO 5
Incl: 4.10478
Eccent: 0.080691
Period: 5.702641095904 years
AU 3.1918119
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

6.4.1942 21:17 Heidelberg 8e43 49n24 observations 1

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Named in memory of Issei Yamamoto (1889–1959), professor of astronomy at Kyoto University, director of the Kwasan Observatory, and first president of the IAU commission on the zodiacal light. The most well-known popularizer of astronomy in Japan, he founded the Oriental Astronomical Association in 1920 and was a source of encouragement for many amateur astronomers in Japan. (M 6648)

Name proposed by S. Nakano, who determined the orbit for this planet.

Yamamoto is also honored by a lunar crater.

Avastatud: 6-4-1942 Avastamiskoht: Heidelberg Avastajad: Reinmuth, K.

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