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Takuo Kojima

Takuo Kojima ( , Kojima Takuo, born 1955) is a Japanese amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets.[2]

He is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 45 asteroids he made between 1987 and 2000.[1] Takuo Kojima also writes a regular column for the astronomy magazine Gekkan Temmon titled the "Comet Observers Guide.[3] The main-belt asteroid 3644 Kojitaku is named after him.[3]

List of discovered minor planets

3774 Megumi December 20, 1987
3786 Yamada January 10, 1988
3829 Gunma March 10, 1988
3995 Sakaino December 5, 1988
3998 Tezuka January 1, 1989
3999 Aristarchus January 5, 1989
4041 Miyamotoyohko February 19, 1988
4156 Okadanoboru January 16, 1988
4288 Tokyotech October 8, 1989
4493 Naitomitsu October 14, 1988
4576 Yanotoyohiko February 10, 1988
4632 Udagawa December 17, 1987
4866 Badillo November 10, 1988
4949 Akasofu November 29, 1988
5348 Kennoguchi January 16, 1988
5432 Imakiire November 3, 1988
5433 Kairen November 10, 1988
5813 Eizaburo November 3, 1988
6185 Mitsuma December 20, 1987
6298 Sawaoka December 1, 1988
December 5, 1988
October 29, 1989
November 11, 1988
December 25, 1987
7517 Alisondoane January 3, 1989
January 16, 1988
January 3, 1989
[1] May 10, 1996
9321 Alexkonopliv January 5, 1989
November 3, 1988
10064 Hirosetamotsu October 31, 1988
10744 Tsuruta December 5, 1988
10853 Aimoto February 6, 1995
11861 Teruhime November 10, 1988
February 11, 1997
December 10, 1988
February 7, 1995
January 1, 1995
January 10, 1995
November 30, 1999
January 3, 2000
November 3, 1988
January 3, 2000
November 28, 1999
November 30, 1999
  1. 1 with Robert H. McNaught

References

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ Kidger, Mark Richard (2005). Astronomical enigmas: life on Mars, the Star of Bethlehem, and other Milky Way mysteries. JHU Press. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-8018-8026-1.
  3. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(3644) Kojitaku". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names - (3644) Kojitaku. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 306. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_3642. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.



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