Masanori Hirasawa
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Masanori Hirasawa
Masanori Hirasawa
NationalityJapanese
Alma materWaseda University
Known fordiscoverer of minor planets
Scientific career
FieldsAstronomy
InstitutionsFujimori High School in Hachi?ji, Tokyo,[1] Fuchie Senior High School[2] in Adachi, Tokyo

Masanori Hirasawa ( , Hirasawa Masanori) is a Japanese astronomer and a prolific discoverer of asteroids. Between 1991 and 1998, he discovered 52 minor planets in collaboration with fellow observer Shohei Suzuki at Mount Nyukasa Station.[3] Both astronomers are graduates of Waseda University, after which they named the asteroid 9350 Waseda in 1991.[4] Hirasawa is also a teacher.[2]

List of discovered minor planets

6416 Nyukasayama 14 November 1993 list[A]
6499 Michiko 27 October 1992 list[A]
6918 Manaslu 20 March 1993 list[A]
7028 Tachikawa 5 December 1993 list[A]
7067 Kiyose 4 December 1993 list[A]
7353 Kazuya 6 January 1995 list[A]
7891 Fuchie 11 November 1994 list[A]
7892 Musamurahigashi 27 November 1994 list[A]
8100 Nobeyama 4 December 1993 list[A]
8200 Souten 7 January 1994 list[A]
8530 Korbokkur 25 October 1992 list[A]
8551 Daitarabochi 11 November 1994 list[A]
8702 Nakanishi 14 November 1993 list[A]
9197 Endo 24 November 1992 list[A]
9350 Waseda 13 October 1991 list[A]
9386 Hitomi 5 December 1993 list[A]
10171 Takaotengu 7 March 1995 list[A]
10617 Takumi 25 October 1997 list[A]
10837 Yuyakekoyake 6 March 1994 list[A]
13162 Ryokkochigaku 22 October 1995 list[A]
5 March 1995 list[A]
5 March 1995 list[A]
14425 Fujimimachi 13 October 1991 list[A]
6 January 1995 list[A]
9 November 1997 list[A]
22 October 1993 list[A]
11 November 1994 list[A]
22 October 1993 list[A]
14 November 1993 list[A]
3 February 1995 list[A]
25 October 1997 list[A]
7 March 1995 list[A]
5 March 1995 list[A]
14 March 1994 list[A]
11 November 1994 list[A]
26 October 1995 list[A]
22385 Fujimoriboshi 14 March 1994 list[A]
26 October 1995 list[A]
25 October 1997 list[A]
22 November 1993 list[A]
27827 Ukai 9 December 1993 list[A]
27 December 1998 list[A]
3 February 1995 list[A]
11 November 1994 list[A]
6 January 1995 list[A]
6 January 1995 list[A]
25 October 1997 list[A]
6 January 1995 list[A]
5 December 1993 list[A]
26 October 1995 list[A]
25 October 1997 list[A]
14 November 1993 list[A]
Co-discovery made with:
A S. Suzuki

References

  1. ^ Planet Named After High School Where Discoverer Taught (2004). Financial Times Ltd. Retrieved 2009-04-14.
  2. ^ a b "7891 Fuchie (1994 VJ7)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 29 October 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "9350 Waseda (1991 TH2)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2019.

See also



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