Funada

1992 JP. Discovered 1992 May 2 by K. Endate and K. Watanabe at Kitami.

Named in honor of Takumi Funada (1932- ), retired schoolmaster and science teacher who is currently director of Sekizaki Kaisei Kan (Sea and Star Museum) and honorary president of the Oita Astronomical Society. He has greatly contributed to amateur astronomy and has helped popularize astronomy to the public. Also well known as an astrophotographer, he has published several books on astronomy. (M 32346)

Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by T. Sato and A. Fujii.

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