Sadao Sei

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Minor planets discovered: 1 [1]
2909 Hoshi-no-ie 9 May 1983 MPC

Sadao Sei (清 貞雄, Sei Sadao) is a Japanese astronomer who discovered an asteroid in 1983.[1]

He is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 2909 Hoshi-no-ie, a main-belt asteroid of the Eos family, which he named after his observatory. The meaning of "Hoshi-no-ie" is "a star house".[2] Naming citation was published on 17 February 1984 (M.P.C. 8544).[3]


  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(2909) Hoshi-no-ie". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2909) Hoshi-no-ie. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 239. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_2910. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 5 July 2016.