Hiei

1992 BK. Discovered 1992 Jan. 24 by Y. Kushida and O. Muramatsu at Yatsugatake.

Named in honor of Eijiro Hiei (1931- ), professor at Meisei University and professor emeritus of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. A solar physicist best known for his research on white-light flares, Hiei was the fourth director (1982-1992) of the Norikura Solar Observatory, where he conducted coronagraphic studies. (M 28090)

Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by T. Sakurai.

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