1993 BH2 . Discovered 1993 Jan. 19 by T. Seki at Geisei.

Named in memory of Shotaro Miyamoto (1912-1992), professor of astrophysics at Kyoto University. His interests included relativistic cosmology, planetary nebulae, solar physics, lunar geology and Martian meteorology. He also contributed greatly to the popularization of astronomy through his many books and radio and television broadcasts. Director of the Kwasan and Hida Observatories, he also served as president of the International Lunar Society, vice president of the International Association of Planetology, president of the Astronomical Society of Japan and vice president of the Oriental Astronomical Association. (M 32790)

Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by K. Sakka and T. Sato.

Obituary published in Yamamoto Circ., No. 2185, p. 2 (1992).

Telescopes Mastery

Telescopes Mastery

Through this ebook, you are going to learn what you will need to know all about the telescopes that can provide a fun and rewarding hobby for you and your family!

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment