Masanori Hirasawa

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Masanori Hirasawa
Nationality Japanese
Alma mater Waseda University
Known for Discovery of numerous asteroids
Scientific career
Fields Astronomy
Institutions Fujimori High School in Hachiōji, Tokyo,[1] Fuchie Senior High School[2] in Adachi, Tokyo

Masanori Hirasawa (平沢 正規, Hirasawa Masanori) is a Japanese astronomer. He is a prolific discoverer of asteroids. Working with Shohei Suzuki at Mount Nyukasa Station, Hirasawa discovered 52 minor planets between 1991 and 1998.[3] Both men are graduates of Waseda University, which they named an asteroid after in 1991.[4] Hirasawa is also a teacher.[2]

List of asteroids discovered[edit]

Asteroids discovered: 52[3][5]
9350 Waseda[1] October 13, 1991
14425 Fujimimachi[1] October 13, 1991
8530 Korbokkur[1] October 25, 1992
6499 Michiko[1] October 27, 1992
9197 Endo[1] November 24, 1992
6918 Manaslu[1] March 20, 1993
(15336) 1993 UC3[1] October 22, 1993
(15797) 1993 UD3[1] October 22, 1993
(58284) 1993 VW3[1] November 14, 1993
6416 Nyukasayama[1] November 14, 1993
8702 Nakanishi[1] November 14, 1993
(15798) 1993 VZ4[1] November 14, 1993
(27826) 1993 WQ[1] November 22, 1993
8100 Nobeyama[1] December 4, 1993
7067 Kiyose[1] December 4, 1993
7028 Tachikawa[1] December 5, 1993
9386 Hitomi[1] December 5, 1993
(39612) 1993 XE1[1] December 5, 1993
(27827) 1993 XJ1[1] December 9, 1993
8200 Souten[1] January 7, 1994
10837 Yuyakekoyake[1] March 6, 1994
22385 Fujimoriboshi[1] March 14, 1994
(19246) 1994 EL7[1] March 14, 1994
7891 Fuchie[1] November 11, 1994
8551 Daitarabochi[1] November 11, 1994
(15352) 1994 VB7[1] November 11, 1994
(19254) 1994 VD7[1] November 11, 1994
(30962) 1994 VH7[1] November 11, 1994
7892 Musamurahigashi[1] November 27, 1994
7353 Kazuya[1] January 6, 1995
(14495) 1995 AK1[1] January 6, 1995
(30968) 1995 AM1[1] January 6, 1995
(32914) 1995 AG1[1] January 6, 1995
(37675) 1995 AJ1[1] January 6, 1995
(15833) 1995 CL1[1] February 3, 1995
(29342) 1995 CF1[1] February 3, 1995
(14036) 1995 EY7[1] March 5, 1995
(14037) 1995 EZ7[1] March 5, 1995
(18457) 1995 EX7[1] March 5, 1995
10171 Takaotengu[1] March 7, 1995
(16704) 1995 ED8[1] March 7, 1995
13162 Ryokkochigaku [1] October 22, 1995
(23591) 1995 UP44[1] October 26, 1995
(20114) 1995 UQ44[1] October 26, 1995
(39659) 1995 UO44[1] October 26, 1995
10617 Takumi[1] October 25, 1997
(15919) 1997 UA22[1] October 25, 1997
(26982) 1997 UY21[1] October 25, 1997
(35371) 1997 UZ21[1] October 25, 1997
(42599) 1997 UT22[1] October 25, 1997
(14999) 1997 VX8[1] November 9, 1997
(28223) 1998 YR27[1] December 27, 1998
  1. 1 with Shohei Suzuki

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