Hiroki Kosai

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Hiroki Kosai
Native name 香西 洋樹
Born (1933-08-02) August 2, 1933 (age 83)
Nationality Japanese
Fields Astronomy
Institutions Tokyo Astronomical Observatory
Known for Helping to popularize astronomy in Japan
Minor planets discovered: 93 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

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.[2]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (3370) Kohsai. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 281. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 

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