Named in honor of Kaoru Ikeya, one of the most eminent Japanese amateur astronomers. Since 1963 he has discovered five comets, including the sungrazer Comet Ikeya-Seki (1965 VIII), and two extragalactic supernovae. He has ground many large telescopic mirrors, which are in good use at observatories in Japan. (M 16443) _ _.
Avastatud: 2-3-1987 Avastamiskoht: Toyota Avastajad: Suzuki, K., Urata, T.