Reiki Kushida

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Minor planets discovered: 1 [1]
4875 Ingalls 19 February 1991 MPC[1]

Reiki Kushida (串田 麗樹, Kushida Reiki) is a Japanese amateur astronomer, discoverer of supernovas such as 1991bg (the first visual discovery made by a female astronomer), and co-discoverer of 4875 Ingalls, a Flora asteroid from the main-belt.[2][3]

Reiki Kushida is married to astronomer Yoshio Kushida co-discoverer of 4875 Ingalls and a prolific discoverer of minor planets and comets himself. The asteroid 5239 Reiki, discovered by astronomer Shun-ei Izumikawa, was named in her honor on 6 February 1993 (M.P.C. 21610).[3][4]

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  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (4875) Ingalls. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 421. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (5239) Reiki. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 450. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 

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