Masaru Arai

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Minor planets discovered: 45 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Masaru Arai (新井 優, Arai Masaru, born 1952) is a Japanese amateur astronomer and a discoverer of minor planets and comets.[2]

He is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 45 minor planets during 1988–1991, all in collaboration with astronomer Hiroshi Mori.[1] On 5 January 1991, he has also discovered Comet Arai, C/1991 A2.[3][4]

The main-belt asteroid 21082 Araimasaru, discovered by Tsutomu Hioki and Shuji Hayakawa at Okutama in 1991, was named in his honor.[2] Naming citation was published on 6 January 2003 (M.P.C. 47301).[5]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

3823 Yorii 10 March 1988 list[A]
3996 Fugaku 5 December 1988 list[A]
4262 DeVorkin 5 February 1989 list[A]
4291 Kodaihasu 2 November 1989 list[A]
4495 Dassanowsky 6 November 1988 list[A]
4901 Ó Briain 3 November 1988 list[A]
(5732) 1988 WC 29 November 1988 list[A]
(5746) 1991 CK 5 February 1991 list[A]
(5913) 1990 BU 21 January 1990 list[A]
6299 Reizoutoyoko 5 December 1988 list[A]
(6325) 1991 EA1 14 March 1991 list[A]
6380 Gardel 10 February 1988 list[A]
(6638) 1989 CA 2 February 1989 list[A]
(6703) 1988 CH 10 February 1988 list[A]
(6704) 1988 CJ 10 February 1988 list[A]
6709 Hiromiyuki 2 February 1989 list[A]
(6823) 1988 ED1 12 March 1988 list[A]
(6900) 1988 XD1 2 December 1988 list[A]
(7409) 1990 BS 21 January 1990 list[A]
(7417) 1990 YE 19 December 1990 list[A]
(7522) 1991 AJ 9 January 1991 list[A]
(7570) 1989 CP 5 February 1989 list[A]
(7576) 1990 BN 21 January 1990 list[A]
(7643) 1988 VQ1 6 November 1988 list[A]
(8484) 1988 VM2 10 November 1988 list[A]
(8506) 1991 CN 5 February 1991 list[A]
(9952) 1991 AK 9 January 1991 list[A]
10776 Musashitomiyo 12 February 1991 list[A]
(11038) 1989 EE1 8 March 1989 list[A]
11515 Oshijyo 12 February 1991 list[A]
(12255) 1988 XR1 7 December 1988 list[A]
13017 Owakenoomi 18 March 1988 list[A]
(15737) 1991 CL 5 February 1991 list[A]
(16431) 1988 VH1 6 November 1988 list[A]
(16432) 1988 VL2 10 November 1988 list[A]
(16526) 1991 DC 17 February 1991 list[A]
(19979) 1989 VJ 2 November 1989 list[A]
(20001) 1991 CM 5 February 1991 list[A]
(21017) 1988 VP 3 November 1988 list[A]
(23479) 1991 CG 5 February 1991 list[A]
(39537) 1990 VV2 12 November 1990 list[A]
(43773) 1989 AJ 4 January 1989 list[A]
(48436) 1989 VK 2 November 1989 list[A]
(52269) 1988 CU 13 February 1988 list[A]
(65677) 1989 EB1 1 March 1989 list[A]
Co-discovery made with: A H. Mori

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 16 November 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (21082) Araimasaru, Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 164. ISBN 978-3-540-34361-5. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: C/1991 A2 (Arai)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  4. ^ British Astronomical Association (2008). British Astronomical Association circular.
  5. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 

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