Okuro Oikawa

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Minor planets discovered: 8 [1]
1088 Mitaka 17 November 1927 MPC
1089 Tama 17 November 1927 MPC
1090 Sumida 20 February 1928 MPC
1098 Hakone 5 September 1928 MPC
1139 Atami1 1 December 1929 MPC
1185 Nikko 17 November 1927 MPC
1266 Tone 23 January 1927 MPC
1584 Fuji 7 February 1927 MPC

Okuro Oikawa (及川 奥郎?, Oikawa Okurō, 1896–1980) was a Japanese astronomer and discoverer of minor planets.[2]

He is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovered 8 asteroids between 1927 and 1929.[1]

The outer main-belt asteroid 2667 Oikawa was named in his memory.[2] Naming citation was published on 1 June 1996 (M.P.C. 27329).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2667) Oikawa. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 218. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 June 2016.