Tomimaru Okuni

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Minor planets discovered: 130 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Tomimaru Okuni (大国 富丸, Ōkuni Tomimaru?, born 1931) is a Japanese amateur astronomer and a discoverer of minor planets at the Nanyo Observatory (358), Yamagata prefecture, Japan.[2]

He is a prolific discoverer of asteroids, credited by the Minor Planet Center with a total of 130 discoveries between 1995 and 2000.[1]

The main-belt asteroid 7769 Okuni, discovered by Satoru Otomo at the Kiyosato Observatory in 1991, is named in his honour.[2] Naming citation was published on 9 January 2001 (M.P.C. 41935).[3]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

7039 Yamagata 14 April 1996 list
8220 Nanyou 13 May 1996 list
8418 Mogamigawa 10 November 1996 list
8723 Azumayama 23 September 1996 list
8730 Iidesan 10 November 1996 list
8747 Asahi 24 March 1998 list
8922 Kumanodake 10 November 1996 list
8937 Gassan 13 January 1997 list
9110 Choukai 13 January 1997 list
9128 Takatumuzi 30 April 1998 list
(9990) 1997 SO17 30 September 1997 list
10405 Yoshiaki 19 November 1997 list
10583 Kanetugu 21 November 1995 list
10864 Yamagatashi 31 August 1995 list
10886 Mitsuroohba 10 November 1996 list
11119 Taro 9 August 1996 list
11623 Kagekatu 8 October 1996 list
(11752) 1999 OU3 23 July 1999 list
12003 Hideosugai 20 March 1996 list
12400 Katumaru 28 July 1995 list
12439 Okasaki 15 February 1996 list
12445 Sirataka 24 April 1996 list
12478 Suzukiseiji 7 March 1997 list
12788 Shigeno 22 September 1995 list
12793 Hosinokokai 30 October 1995 list
13146 Yuriko 20 February 1995 list
(13199) 1997 EW25 3 March 1997 list
13220 Kashiwagura 1 July 1997 list
13222 Ichikawakazuo 27 July 1997 list
13224 Takamatsuda 10 August 1997 list
13235 Isiguroyuki 30 April 1998 list
13365 Tenzinyama 26 October 1998 list
13624 Abeosamu 17 October 1995 list
13678 Shimada 6 July 1997 list
13679 Shinanogawa 29 July 1997 list
13686 Kongozan 30 August 1997 list
13787 Nagaishi 26 October 1998 list
14046 Keikai 17 November 1995 list
14515 Koichisato 21 April 1996 list
14551 Itagaki 22 October 1997 list
14962 Masanoriabe 9 October 1996 list
14963 Toshikazu 11 October 1996 list
15028 Soushiyou 26 October 1998 list
(15387) 1997 SQ17 30 September 1997 list
15840 Hiroshiendou 31 May 1995 list
15906 Yoshikaneda 30 September 1997 list
16261 Iidemachi 4 May 2000 list
16725 Toudono 15 February 1996 list
16736 Tongariyama 13 May 1996 list
(16764) 1996 TV14 9 October 1996 list
17629 Koichisuzuki 21 April 1996 list
17645 Inarimori 9 October 1996 list
(17685) 1997 AJ19 13 January 1997 list
(17948) 1999 JQ15 12 May 1999 list
18461 Seiichikanno 17 August 1995 list
18818 Yasuhiko 21 June 1999 list
18840 Yoshioba 8 August 1999 list
19392 Oyamada 22 February 1998 list
19707 Tokunai 8 October 1999 list
20107 Nanyotenmondai 28 August 1995 list
20115 Niheihajime 12 November 1995 list
20204 Yuudurunosato 1 March 1997 list
21275 Tosiyasu 23 September 1996 list
21368 Shiodayama 6 June 1997 list
21460 Ryozo 30 April 1998 list
22490 Zigamiyama 11 April 1997 list
23727 Akihasan 30 April 1998 list
24910 Haruoando 14 February 1997 list
24940 Sankichiyama 1 May 1997 list
24965 Akayu 19 November 1997 list
26319 Miyauchi 26 October 1998 list
26919 Shoichimiyata 3 September 1996 list
27879 Shibata 15 February 1996 list
27955 Yasumasa 24 August 1997 list
29355 Siratakayama 28 August 1995 list
29362 Azumakofuzi 15 February 1996 list
29373 Hamanowa 14 April 1996 list
29394 Hirokohamanowa 12 July 1996 list
29404 Hikarusato 9 October 1996 list
29450 Tomohiroohno 28 August 1997 list
29905 Kunitaka 21 April 1999 list
31105 Oguniyamagata 27 July 1997 list
31152 Daishinsai 29 October 1997 list
32969 Motohikosato 6 August 1996 list
33056 Ogunimachi 29 October 1997 list
33553 Nagai 11 May 1999 list
35265 Takeosaitou 12 July 1996 list
35274 Kenziarino 7 September 1996 list
37720 Kawanishi 23 September 1996 list
39655 Muneharuasada 17 October 1995 list
39679 Nukuhiyama 19 July 1996 list
39686 Takeshihara 9 August 1996 list
39726 Hideyukitezuka 10 November 1996 list
40774 Iwaigame 11 October 1999 list
43889 Osawatakaomi 17 August 1995 list
43908 Hiraku 21 November 1995 list
43931 Yoshimi 9 August 1996 list
43998 Nanyoshino 28 August 1997 list
44011 Juubichi 29 October 1997 list
44013 Iidetenmomdai 1 November 1997 list
46689 Hakuryuko 13 January 1997 list
46727 Hidekimatsuyama 30 September 1997 list
46796 Mamigasakigawa 19 May 1998 list
48607 Yamagatatemodai 20 February 1995 list
48624 Sadayuki 4 August 1995 list
(48756) 1997 GO28 11 April 1997 list
48807 Takahata 22 October 1997 list
54288 Daikikawasaki 4 May 2000 list
58569 Eboshiyamakouen 28 August 1997 list
58600 Iwamuroonsen 5 October 1997 list
(58618) 1997 UU21 29 October 1997 list
65784 Naderayama 20 October 1995 list
(65869) 1997 SP17 30 September 1997 list
69496 Zaoryuzan 13 January 1997 list
73819 Isaootuki 16 November 1995 list
73857 Hitaneichi 16 November 1996 list
(85388) 1996 PU9 11 August 1996 list
85400 Shiratakachu 8 October 1996 list
85401 Yamatenclub 9 October 1996 list
(90838) 1995 WD7 21 November 1995 list
90953 Hideosaitou 7 November 1997 list
96348 Toshiyukimariko 7 October 1997 list
100433 Hyakusyuko 24 May 1996 list
(100463) 1996 TU14 9 October 1996 list
(129541) 1996 PQ9 9 August 1996 list
(129544) 1996 RE24 7 September 1996 list
(129550) 1996 TN14 9 October 1996 list
(129596) 1997 VR1 2 November 1997 list
(175710) 1996 SK7 23 September 1996 list
(356982) 1996 RG24 7 September 1996 list

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (7769) Okuni. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 614. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 28 June 2016.