Masayuki Iwamoto

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Minor planets discovered: 6 [1]
(4835) 1989 BQ January 29, 1989 MPC[1]
5399 Awa January 29, 1989 MPC[1]
5581 Mitsuko February 10, 1989 MPC[1]
6383 Tokushima December 12, 1988 MPC[1]
9943 Bizan October 29, 1989 MPC[1]
27714 Dochu January 29, 1989 MPC[1]
  1. 1 with T. Furuta

Masayuki Iwamoto (岩本 雅之 Iwamoto Masayuki?, born 1954) is a Japanese astronomer from Awa in the Tokushima Prefecture.[2] The Minor Planet Center credits him with the co-discovery of 6 asteroids made together with Japanese astronomer Toshimasa Furuta at the Tokushima Observatory (872) in 1988 and 1989.[1]

The inner main-belt asteroid 4951 Iwamoto, discovered by astronomers Yoshikane Mizuno and Toshimasa Furuta, was named in his honor on 5 March 1996 (M.P.C. 26763).[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (4951) Iwamoto. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 426. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 10 June 2016.