Kiichirō Furukawa

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Kiichiro Furukawa
Born (1929-07-22)July 22, 1929
Japan
Died June 29, 2016(2016-06-29) (aged 86)
Nationality Japanese
Fields Astrometry[1]
Celestial mechanics[1]
Geodesy[1]
Institutions Tokyo Astronomical Observatory
Doctoral advisor Jō Ueta[2]
Known for astronomer, discoverer of minor planets
Minor planets discovered: 92 [3]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Kiichirō Furukawa (古川 麒一郎, Furukawa Kiichirō; also Hurukawa Kiitiro, 22 July 1929 – 29 June 2016)[1][4] was a Japanese astronomer and discoverer of minor planets at the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory.[5] Furukawa was also associated with Nagoya University Department of Astrophysics.[6]

The asteroid 3425 Hurukawa, a main-belt asteroid of the Eos family, was named in his honor.[5] Naming citation was published on 16 December 1986 (M.P.C. 11443).[7]

Discoveries[edit]

Furukawa was a prolific discoverer of asteroids, credited by the Minor Planet Center under the name K. Hurukawa with a total of 92 co-discovered numbered minor planets, all of them in collaboration with astronomer Hiroki Kosai.[3]

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]
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 H. Kosai

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 『新訂 現代日本人名録94 4. ひろ - わ』、247頁
  2. ^ Jun Fukue; Tatsuo Kurokawa; Kenji Iwabuchi. "日本の天文学者の系図" [Lineage of Astronomers in Japan]. Jun Fukue. Retrieved 2016-09-27. 
  3. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "6/29 訃報:古川麒一郎先生逝去" [June 29 Orbituary: Kiichirō Furukawa]. HAL-News. 2016-06-30. Retrieved 2016-09-27. 
  5. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (3425) Hurukawa. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 286. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Kazuro Furukawa". Astropersons Name Search. Astrophysics Data System. Retrieved 2016-09-27. 
  7. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 19 July 2016.