Miyamoto

1991 SL1. Discovered 1991 Sept. 30 by K. Endate and K. Watanabe at Kitami.

Named in honor of Yukio Miyamoto (1921- ), who has contributed much to the popularization of astronomy and took part in establishing the Kumamoto Astronomical Society in 1968. He studied mirror-making under Jiro Hoshino {see planet (3828)} and in 1971 became the first amateur to make a Wright-Schmidt telescope. He was central to the establishment in 1982 of the society's observatory, the Kumamoto Civil Astronomical Observatory. (M 26930)

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