|Gekkou Astronomical Observatory|
|Altitude||312 m (1,024 ft)|
Gekko Observatory is an astronomical observatory located in the Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. It was founded in 1957 and is owned by the International Foundation for Cultural Harmony. Between 1987 and 2000, the astronomers Yoshiaki Oshima and Tetsuo Kagawa discovered 172 minor planets at this site. In 2000, this observatory was ranked 40th in the world in terms of total asteroid discoveries.
- Staff (2000). "Minor Planet Discovery Sites". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2007-09-20.
- Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer. ISBN 3-540-00238-3.
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