Masahiro Koishikawa

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Masahiro Koishikawa

Masahiro Koishikawa (小石川 正弘 Koishikawa Masahiro?, born 1952) is a Japanese astronomer[1] He has studied both major and minor planets, and has discovered asteroids and comets.[citation needed]

Employment[edit]

Koishikawa has been a staff member of the Sendai Astronomical Observatory since 1972.[1] His research is based out of the Sendai's Ayashi station.

Asteroid 6097[edit]

Asteroid 6097 was discovered on October 29, 1991 by Kin Endate and Kazuro Watanabe at Kitami.[1] The Main-belt asteroid was given the name 6097 Koishikawa in honor of Masahiro Koishikawa.

Discoveries[edit]

This is a partial list of discoveries made by Masahiro Koishikawa.[2][3][4][5]

Number Name Discovery Date
3994 Ayashi 12/2/1988
4292 Aoba 11/4/1989
4407 Taihaku 10/13/1988
4539 Miyagino 11/8/1998
4871 Riverside 11/24/1989
5128 Wakabayashi 2/20/1989
5751 Zao 1/5/1992
6089 Izumi 1/5/1989
6190 Rennes 10/8/1989
6349 Acapulco 2/8/1995
6859 Datemasamune 2/13/1991
7484 Dogo Onsen 11/30/1994
7816 Hanoi 12/18/1987
8084 Dallas 2/6/1989
10500 Nishi-koen 4/3/1987
11514 Tsunenaga 2/13/1991
12252 Gwangju 11/3/1998
14032 Mego 12/4/1994
30963 Mount Banzan 11/29/1993

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