Kiuchi

1990 CH. Discovered 1990 Feb. 15 by K. Endate and K. Watanabe at Kitami.

Named in honor of Tsuruhiko Kiuchi (1954- ), Japanese amateur astronomer, who recovered the Perseid comet P/Swift-Tuttle {see planets (5035) and (5036)} with binoculars on 1992 Sept. 26 in accordance with a prediction by B. G. Marsden. Kiuchi also co-discovered two new comets in 1990. He is employed in the manufacture of motor parts and is on the staff of a community school for star lovers. (M 22510) Name suggested by I. Hasegawa.

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