1971 UM1. Discovered 1971 Oct. 26 by L. Kohoutek at Bergedorf.

Named in honor of Bunshiro Takase (1924- ), who worked at the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory and the Department of Astronomy of Tokyo University, where he taught a course on Galactic structure. With the start of the project of building the 105-cm Schmidt telescope at Kiso {see planet (2271)} he returned to the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory and during 1974-84 served as its first director. Early in the 1950s Takase worked with H. Hirose {see planet (1612)} on the computation of ephemerides of minor planets for the Minor Planet Center. (M 27329) Name suggested by Y. Kozai.

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