Atsushi Takahashi

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Minor planets discovered: 22 [1]
4644 Oumu [1] September 16, 1990
4677 Hiroshi [1] September 26, 1990
4746 Doi [1] October 9, 1989
4795 Kihara [1] February 7, 1989
4905 Hiromi [1] May 15, 1991
5214 Oozora [1] November 13, 1990
5750 Kandatai [1] April 11, 1991
6049 Toda [1] November 2, 1991
6644 Jugaku [1] January 5, 1991
6778 Tosamakoto [1] October 4, 1989
7826 Kinugasa [1] November 2, 1991
10319 Toshiharu [1] October 11, 1990
12734 Haruna [1] October 29, 1991
13540 Kazukitakahashi [1] October 29, 1991
15716 Narahara [1] November 29, 1989
15729 Yumikoitahana [1] October 16, 1990
20019 Yukiotanaka [1] November 2, 1991
(23495) 1991 UQ1 [1] October 29, 1991
(24726) 1991 VY [1] November 2, 1991
(48433) 1989 US1 [1] October 29, 1989
(73705) 1991 UR2 [1] October 31, 1991
(129454) 1991 UQ2[1] October 31, 1991
  1. 1 with K. Watanabe

Atsushi Takahashi (高橋 篤史, Takahashi Atsushi, born 1965) is a Japanese amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets.[2]

He lives in Kitami on the island of Hokkaidō in northern Japan, where he observes asteroids and comets at the Kitami Observatory (code 400). Takahashi is a member of the local astronomy club "Hokkaidō Suisei Shōwakusei Kaigi" (北海道彗星・小惑星会議, English: Conference for comets and asteroids Hokkaidō).[2]

With his colleague Kazuro Watanabe, he is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the co-discovery of 22 minor planets between 1989 and 1991,[1] including his lowest numbered discovery, the asteroid 4644 Oumu.[3] Takahashi and Watanabe also discovered the inner main-belt asteroid 5214 Oozora in 1990, while working at Hokkaido Kitami Observatory.[4] 5214 Oozora is named for Super Ōzora, the first express train in Hokkaidō.[5]

At Watanabe's suggestion, the main-belt asteroid 4842 Atsushi, discovered by Seiji Ueda and Hiroshi Kaneda at Kushiro in 1989, was named in Takahashi's honor.[2] Naming citation was published on 1 September 1993 (M.P.C. 22503).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (4842) Atsushi. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 418. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (4644) Oumu. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 400. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "5214 Oozora (1990 VN3)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  5. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (5214) Oozora. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 448. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 6 July 2016.