Tsuneo Niijima

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Minor planets discovered: 32 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Tsuneo Niijima (新島 恒男, Niijima Tsuneo, born 1955) is a Japanese astronomer.[2]

He is a prolific discoverer of minor planets, credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery and co-discovery of 32 numbered minor planets between 1986 and 1996.[1] He also co-discovered 112P/Urata-Niijima, a periodic comet of the Jupiter family in 1986.[3]

The main-belt asteroid 5507 Niijima, discovered by Takeshi Urata and Kenzo Suzuki, was named in his honor.[2] Naming citation was published on 1 September 1993 (M.P.C. 22510).[4]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

3565 Ojima 22 December 1986 list[A]
3585 Goshirakawa 28 January 1987 list[A]
3686 Antoku 3 March 1987 list[A]
4375 Kiyomori 28 February 1987 list[A]
4376 Shigemori 20 March 1987 list[A]
4377 Koremori 4 April 1987 list[A]
4402 Tsunemori 25 February 1987 list[A]
4574 Yoshinaka 20 December 1986 list[A]
4767 Sutoku 4 April 1987 list[A]
4896 Tomoegozen 20 December 1986 list[A]
5578 Takakura 28 January 1987 list[A]
5830 Simohiro 9 March 1991 list[A]
5912 Oyatoshiyuki 20 December 1989 list[A]
6158 Shosanbetsu 12 November 1991 list[A]
7139 Tsubokawa 14 February 1994 list[A]
7202 Kigoshi 19 February 1995 list[A]
(7748) 1987 TA 12 October 1987 list[A]
7752 Otauchunokai 31 October 1988 list[B]
8344 Babette 25 January 1987 list[A]
(8565) 1995 WB6 24 November 1995 list[A]
10162 Issunboushi 2 January 1995 list[A]
10727 Akitsushima 25 February 1987 list[A]
(13148) 1995 EF 1 March 1995 list[A]
(17406) 1987 DO 25 February 1987 list[A]
17472 Dinah 17 March 1991 list[A]
(20999) 1987 BF 28 January 1987 list[A]
(23476) 1990 VE4 15 November 1990 list[A]
26168 Kanaikiyotaka 24 November 1995 list
26170 Kazuhiko 24 January 1996 list
(39637) 1995 EG 1 March 1995 list[A]
(39664) 1995 WW4 20 November 1995 list[A]
(58147) 1986 WK 29 November 1986 list[A]
Co-discovery made with:
A T. Urata
B K. Kanai

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (5507) Niijima. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 470. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 112P/Urata-Niijima". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 23 July 2016.