Yoshiaki Banno

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Minor planets discovered: 1 [1]
4200 Shizukagozen[A] 28 November 1983 MPC
A co-discovered with Takeshi Urata

Yoshiaki Banno (番野 善明, Banno Yoshiaki, 1952–1991) was a Japanese astronomer and co-discover of 4200 Shizukagozen, an asteroid of the main-belt.[2]

Banno is considered to be one of Japan's pioneering amateur astronomer. He died in a traffic accident in 1991. The main-belt asteroid 3394 Banno was named in his memory on 10 November 1992 (M.P.C. 21130).[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". ssd.jpl.nasa.gov. Retrieved 2016-04-10. 
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(3394) Banno". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (3394) Banno. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 283. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_3394. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 6 August 2016.