Kiichirō Furukawa

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Kiichirō Furukawa (古川 麒一郎 Furukawa Kiichirō; also Hurukawa Kiitiro)?) is a Japanese astronomer at the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory.[1] He has also been associated with Nagoya University Deparrtment of Astrophysics.[2]

He is a prolific discoverer of asteroids,[3] having reported 49 of them, all of them together with Hiroki Kosai:

Asteroid Provisional designation Date of discovery
2271 Kiso 1976 UV5 22 October 1976
2330 Ontake 1977 DS3 18 February 1977
2470 Agematsu 1976 UW15 22 October 1976
2924 Mitake-mura 1977 DJ2 18 February 1977
2960 Ohtaki 1977 DK3 18 February 1977
3111 Misuzu 1977 DX8 19 February 1977
3249 Musashino 1977 DT4 18 February 1977
3291 Dunlap 1982 VX3 14 November 1982
3319 Kibi 1977 EJ5 12 March 1977
3320 Namba 1982 VZ4 14 November 1982
3391 Sinon 1977 DD3 18 February 1977
3607 Naniwa 1977 DO4 18 February 1977
3878 Jyoumon 1982 VR4 14 November 1982
4072 Yayoi 1981 UJ4 30 October 1981
4077 Asuka 1982 XV1 13 December 1982
4186 Tamashima 1977 DT1 18 February 1977
4272 Entsuji 1977 EG5 12 March 1977
4526 Konko 1982 KN1 22 May 1982
4812 Hakuhou 1977 DL3 18 February 1977
4855 Tenpyou 1982 VM5 14 November 1982
4890 Shikanosima 1982 VE4 14 November 1982
4929 Yamatai 1982 XV 13 December 1982
4963 Kanroku 1977 DR1 18 February 1977
5017 Tenchi 1977 DS2 18 February 1977
5018 Tenmu 1977 DY8 19 February 1977
5082 Nihonsyoki 1977 DN4 18 February 1977
5454 Kojiki 1977 EW5 12 March 1977
5466 Makibi 1986 WP8 30 November 1986
5541 Seimei 1976 UH16 22 October 1976
6031 Ryokan 1982 BQ4 26 June 1982
6218 Mizushima 1977 EG7 12 March 1977
6818 Sessyu 1983 EM1 11 March 1983
6846 Kansazan 1976 UG15 22 October 1976
7104 Manyousyu 1977 DU 18 February 1977
7105 Yousyozan 1977 DB1 18 February 1977
7562 Kagiroino-Oka 1986 WO9 30 November 1986
7627 Wakenokiyomaro 1977 DS4 18 February 1977
7634 Shizutani-Kou 1982 VO3 14 November 1982
7991 Kaguyahime 1981 UT7 30 October 1981
8133 Takanochoei 1977 DX3 18 February 1977
8144 Hiragagennai 1982 VY2 14 November 1982
9147 Kourakuen 1977 DD1 18 February 1977
9153 Chikurinji 1981 UD2 30 October 1981
9293 Kamogata 1982 XQ1 13 December 1982
9719 Yakage 1977 DF2 18 February 1977
10006 Sessai 1976 UR15 22 October 1976
10008 Raisanyo 1977 DT2 18 February 1977
10009 Hirosetanso 1977 EA6 12 March 1977
10453 Banzan 1977 DY3 18 February 1977
16357 Risanpei 1976 UP18 22 October 1976

The asteroid 3425 Hurukawa is named after him.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of minor planet names (5th ed.). Springer. p. 286. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. 
  2. ^ http://ads.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/search_persons.sh?cases=ignore&words=substring&fuzzy=exact&name=Furukawa,+K
  3. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (Alphabetically)". cfa.harvard.edu. Retrieved 2010-02-06.