Yoshikane Mizuno

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Minor planets discovered: 52 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Yoshikane Mizuno (水野 義兼, Mizuno Yoshikane, born 1954) is a Japanese astronomer and co-discoverer of asteroids.[2] The Minor Planet Center credits him with the discovery of 52 minor planets he made at the Kani Observatory (403) between 1989 and 1993.[1]

The inner main-belt asteroid 4541 Mizuno, discovered by his college Toshimasa Furuta, was named in his honor on 5 March 1996 (M.P.C. 26762).[2][3]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(4541) Mizuno". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (4541) Mizuno. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 391. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_4476. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 22 June 2016.