Kitami Observatory

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Kitami Observatory
Organization Kitami Region Museum of Science History and Art
Code 400  
Location Kitami, Hokkaidō, Japan
Coordinates
Website
business4.plala.or.jp/bunsen21/

Kitami Observatory is an observatory in the Kitami-Abashiri Region Cultural Centre in eastern Hokkaidō, Japan. Its observatory code [1] is 400.[2] It is 0.72344 Earth radii from the rotation axis and +0.68811 Earth radii from the equatorial plane, 143.7827 degrees east of Greenwich.[3]

The amateur astronomers Atsushi Takahashi and Kazuo Watanabe discovered a large number of asteroids here.[4] As of 2012, 680 discoveries have been made at Kitami.[5]

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  1. ^ Longitude (in degrees east of Greenwich) and the parallax constants (rho sin phi' and rho cos phi')
  2. ^ MPC List of Observatory Codes found here, retrieved on March 20, 2007
  3. ^ Near-Earth Objects Dynamic Observatory list retrieved on March 20, 2007
  4. ^ Minor Planet Discoverers
  5. ^ Minor Planet Discovery Sites, Minor Planet Center, November 2, 2012, retrieved 2012-11-18 

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