Okuda

(1995 UD9 )
CURRENT POSITION: 4 LEO 44
Incl: 13.60267
Eccent: 0.1735866
Period: 4.31226755038 years
AU 2.6492549
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

30.10.1995 13:38 Nachi-Katsuura 135e55 33n37 observations 1

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Named in honor of Toyozo Okuda (1908–1983), the fourth director of International Latitude Observatory at Mizusawa {see planet 7530)} and a former director of the Geographical Survey Institute of Japan. During his 1963–1976 tenure at Mizusawa he established a modern system of geophysical measurements of gravity and earth tides for research on the earth’s rotation. (M 34624)

Name proposed by the second discoverer following a suggestion by K. Hurukawa. Citation prepared by K. Yokoyama.

Avastatud: 30-10-1995 Avastamiskoht: Nachi-Katsuura Avastajad: Shimizu, Y., Urata, T.

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