Masayuki Yanai

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Minor planets discovered: 27 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Masayuki Yanai (箭内 政之, Yanai Masayuki, born 1959) is a Japanese astronomer.[2] He is a prolific co-discoverer of minor planets. One of his co-discoveries is the dark, inner main-belt asteroid 3915 Fukushima.[3] He retired from docent for astronomy at Sapporo Science Center.

The asteroid 4260 Yanai, discovered by Japanese astronomers Seiji Ueda and Hiroshi Kaneda at Kushiro Observatory (399) in 1989, was named in his honor on 8 July 1990 (M.P.C. 16593).[2][4]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

3867 Shiretoko 16 April 1988 list[A]
3915 Fukushima 15 August 1988 list[A]
4263 Abashiri 7 September 1989 list[A]
4557 Mika 14 December 1987 list[A]
4771 Hayashi 7 September 1989 list[A]
5121 Numazawa 15 January 1989 list[A]
5174 Okugi 16 April 1988 list[A]
5374 Hokutosei[5] 4 January 1989 list[A]
6562 Takoyaki[6][7] 9 November 1991 list[A]
6707 Shigeru 13 November 1988 list[A]
7828 Noriyositosi 28 September 1992 list[A]
8182 Akita 1 October 1992 list[A]
10117 Tanikawa 1 October 1992 list[A]
11280 Sakurai 9 October 1989 list[A]
11494 Hibiki[8] 2 November 1988 list[A]
11546 Miyoshimachi 28 October 1992 list[A]
12746 Yumeginga 16 November 1992 list[A]
13561 Kudogou 23 September 1992 list[A]
13564 Kodomomiraikan 19 October 1992 list[A]
14441 Atakanoseki 21 September 1992 list[A]
14443 Sekinenomatsu 1 October 1992 list[A]
14901 Hidatakayama 21 September 1992 list[A]
17516 Kogayukihito 28 October 1992 list[A]
(22346) 1992 SY12 28 September 1992 list[A]
(23465) 1989 UA1 24 October 1989 list[A]
(24757) 1992 VN 1 November 1992 list[A]
(35143) 1992 UF1 19 October 1992 list[A]
Co-discovery made with:
A K. Watanabe

Related articles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (4260) Yanai. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 365. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "3915 Fukushima (1988 PA1)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  5. ^ It was named after a long distance coach run by Japan Railway."日本人が提案して命名された小惑星のリスト(番号順)M.P.C.25976-28090 (1995年11月~1996年10月)" [Minor planets discovered by Japanese, M.P.C. 25976-28090 (November 1995-October 1996] (in Japanese). OAA Computing and Minor Planet Sections. Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  6. ^ 子供たちの提案による小惑星「たこやき」、誕生(国立天文台・天文ニュース550号) [A minor planet was named "takoyaki" by children at an observatory]. AstroArts news (in Japanese). AstroArts. 2002-05-16. Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  7. ^ "たこやき (小惑星)" [Takoyaki, a minor planet]. 通信用語の基礎知識検索システム WDIC Explorer (in Japanese). WDIC Creators club. 2005-04-05. Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  8. ^ "こどもたちの提案による小惑星「ひびき」の誕生" [Hibiki, a new minor planet named by children]. National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. 2006-05-11. Retrieved 2016-10-14. 

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