Takamizawa

1995 WE1. Discovered 1995 Nov. 16 by A. Nakamura at Kuma.

Named in honor of Kesao Takamizawa (1952- ), one of the most renowned amateur astronomers in Japan. During his 25-year visual search for comets, Takamizawa made two new discoveries and one independent discovery. In 1994, he moved from visual to photographic surveying. Since then, he has discovered two more comets, one supernova, two galactic novae, and many variable stars. (M 32792)

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