Masakatsu Aoki

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Asteroids discovered: 2
(16769) 1996 UN1 29 October 1996
58627 Rieko 8 November 1997
Supernovae discovered: 13
SN 1996an 28 July 1996
SN 1996aq 17 August 1996
SN 1996ca 15 December 1996
SN 1996cb 16 December 1996
SN 1997X 2 February 1997
SN 1997dd 20 August 1997
SN 1997dq 3 November 1997
SN 1997eg 3 November 1997
SN 1997ei 24 December 1997
SN 1999eu 24 December 1997
SN 2000db 6 August 2000[1]
SN 2000di 23 August 2000[2]

Masakatsu Aoki (青木 昌勝 Aoki Masakatsu?, born 1957, Toyama Prefecture) is a Japanese amateur astronomer who operates from his private Aoki Astronomical Observatory (908) at Toyama, Toyama Prefecture, Japan.[3]

His main interest lies in supernovae of which he has discovered a total of 13, such a SN 1999eu as well as SN 2000db and SN 2000di.[1][2] In 2016, he discovered the supernova SN 2016C in NGC 5247.[3] In the course of his search, he has also discovered two asteroids during 1996–1997.[4] He has named the asteroid 58627 Rieko in honour of his wife.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "IAU Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (IAUC 7475)". IAU – International Astronomical Union. 7 August 2000. Retrieved February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "IAU Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (IAUC 7483)". IAU – International Astronomical Union. 26 August 2000. Retrieved February 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Supernova Website by Masakatsu Aoki – Profile". Masakatsu Aoki. Retrieved February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 28 December 2015. Retrieved February 2016. 
  5. ^ "58627 Rieko (1997 VG5)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved February 2016. 

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