Ikeya

(1987 EC )
CURRENT POSITION: 11 TAU 10
Incl: 8.45157
Eccent: 0.1597608
Period: 4.6138644708587 years
AU 2.7713826
Type: 0000

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2.3.1987 13:11 Toyota 137e15 35n8 observations 1

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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)

Name proposed by T. Urata. Citation prepared by Y. Murai and I. Hasegawa.

Avastatud: 2-3-1987 Avastamiskoht: Toyota Avastajad: Suzuki, K., Urata, T.

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