Hiroki Kosai

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Asteroids discovered: 92
2271 Kiso[1] October 22, 1976
2330 Ontake[1] February 18, 1977
2470 Agematsu[1] October 22, 1976
2924 Mitake-mura[1] February 18, 1977
2960 Ohtaki[1] February 18, 1977
3111 Misuzu[1] February 19, 1977
3249 Musashino[1] February 18, 1977
3291 Dunlap[1] November 14, 1982
3319 Kibi[1] March 12, 1977
3320 Namba[1] November 14, 1982
3391 Sinon[1] February 18, 1977
3392 Setouchi[2] December 17, 1979
3607 Naniwa[1] February 18, 1977
3878 Jyoumon[1] November 14, 1982
4072 Yayoi[1] October 30, 1981
4077 Asuka[1] December 13, 1982
4186 Tamashima[1] February 18, 1977
4272 Entsuji[1] March 12, 1977
4526 Konko[1] May 22, 1982
4812 Hakuhou[1] February 18, 1977
4855 Tenpyou[1] November 14, 1982
4890 Shikanosima[1] November 14, 1982
4929 Yamatai[1] December 13, 1982
4963 Kanroku[1] February 18, 1977
5017 Tenchi[1] February 18, 1977
5018 Tenmu[1] February 19, 1977
5082 Nihonsyoki[1] February 18, 1977
5454 Kojiki[1] March 12, 1977
5466 Makibi[1] November 30, 1986
5541 Seimei[1] October 22, 1976
6031 Ryokan[1] January 26, 1982
6218 Mizushima[1] March 12, 1977
6818 Sessyu[1] March 11, 1983
6846 Kansazan[1] October 22, 1976
7104 Manyousyu[1] February 18, 1977
7105 Yousyozan[1] February 18, 1977
7562 Kagiroino-Oka[1] November 30, 1986
7627 Wakenokiyomaro[1] February 18, 1977
7634 Shizutani-Kou[1] November 14, 1982
7991 Kaguyahime[1] October 30, 1981
8133 Takanochoei[1] February 18, 1977
8144 Hiragagennai[1] November 14, 1982
9147 Kourakuen[1] February 18, 1977
9153 Chikurinji[1] October 30, 1981
9293 Kamogata[1] December 13, 1982
9719 Yakage[1] February 18, 1977
10006 Sessai[1] October 22, 1976
10008 Raisanyo[1] February 18, 1977
10009 Hirosetanso[1] March 12, 1977
10453 Banzan[1] February 18, 1977
11254 Konkohekisui[1] February 18, 1977
11255 Fujiiekio[1] February 18, 1977
11442 Seijin-Sanso[1] October 22, 1976
11827 Wasyuzan[1] November 14, 1982
12186 Mitukurigen[1] March 12, 1977
12221 Ogatakoan[1] November 14, 1982
12682 Kawada[1] November 14, 1982
14313 Dodaira[1] October 22, 1976
14314 Tokigawa[1] February 18, 1977
14315 Ogawamachi[1] March 12, 1977
14316 Higashichichibu[1] March 12, 1977
14338 Shibakoukan[1] November 14, 1982
14795 Syoyou[1] March 12, 1977
14820 Aizuyaichi[1] November 14, 1982
14821 Motaeno[1] November 14, 1982
15202 Yamada-Houkoku[1] March 12, 1977
15671 Suzannedébarbat[1] March 12, 1977
15672 Sato-Norio[1] March 12, 1977
16357 Risanpei[1] October 22, 1976
(18289) 1976 UB16[1] October 22, 1976
(18290) 1977 DR2[1] February 18, 1977
(18291) 1977 DL4[1] February 18, 1977
(18322) 1982 VF5[1] November 14, 1982
(19083) 1977 DA4[1] February 18, 1977
(19917) 1977 EE8[1] March 12, 1977
(19953) 1982 VU2[1] November 14, 1982
(19954) 1982 VY3[1] November 14, 1982
(20962) 1977 EW7[1] March 12, 1977
(22277) 1982 VK4[1] November 14, 1982
(24640) 1982 XW1[1] December 13, 1982
(26794) 1977 DG3[1] February 18, 1977
(26806) 1982 KX1[1] May 22, 1982
(26808) 1982 VB4[1] November 14, 1982
(34995) 1977 DP2[1] February 18, 1977
(34996) 1977 DH4[1] February 18, 1977
(37529) 1977 EL8[1] March 12, 1977
(43753) 1982 VN3[1] November 14, 1982
(48408) 1982 VN2[1] November 14, 1982
(52260) 1982 KA[1] May 22, 1982
(52261) 1982 VL4[1] November 14, 1982
(65635) 1977 EA8[1] March 12, 1977
(73639) 1977 EL7[1] March 12, 1977
(164616) 1986 WV8[1] November 30, 1976
  1. 1 with K. Hurukawa
  2. 2 with G. Sasaki

Hiroki Kosai (香西 洋樹 Kōsai Hiroki?, born 8 February 1933) is a Japanese astronomer with the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory. He is best known for helping to popularize astronomy in Japan and for his observations of comets and asteroids, most notably with his co-discovery the comet 1976 XVI. The asteroid 3370 Kohsai is named in his honor.[1]

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  1. ^ Lutz D. Schamdel (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planets Names. Springer. p. 281. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. 

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