Ishitsuka

1994 XQ. Discovered 1994 Dec. 1 by K. Endate and K. Watanabe at Kitami.

Named in honor of Mutsumi Ishitsuka (1930- ), who has worked in Peru since 1957, making coronagraphic observations of the sun at high altitude. In 1979 he built the Cosmos Observatory and in 1988 set up a new coronagraph there that was destroyed by a group of guerrillas. He is currently trying to reconstruct the observatory and to establish a Peruvian National Observatory for teaching astronomy. (M 35487)

Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by T. Kuroda and Y. Yamada.

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