9844 Otani

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Otani
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Yoshio Kushida and Osamu Muramatsu
Discovery site Yatsugatake South Base Observatory
Discovery date November 23, 1989
Designations
MPC designation 9844
1989 WF1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.2903483
Perihelion 2.1077493
Eccentricity 0.2190770
1619.6251782
66.62405
Inclination 12.92855
60.78503
353.34765
Physical characteristics
13.8

9844 Otani (1989 WF1) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on November 23, 1989 by Yoshio Kushida and Osamu Muramatsu at the Yatsugatake South Base Observatory. It was named in honor of Toyokazu Otani (1928- ), first lecturer at the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo, where he worked for 32 years until 1988.[1] His deep knowledge of acoustics and classical music was instrumental in establishing the well-known BMG sound system, appreciated by planetarium audiences. Otani is also known as an eminent observer of the planets.[2]

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