Yasuofukui

1994 TC3. Discovered 1994 Oct. 2 by K. Endate and K. Watanabe at Kitami.

Named in honor of Yasuo Fukui (1951- ), professor at Nagoya University and a radio astronomer specializing in molecular clouds and the birth of stars. He established and directs the operation of the "Nanten" millimeter-wavelength radio telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. He is a winner of the Vainu Bappu {see planet (2596)} Gold Medal and other prizes. (M 35488)

Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by T. Sato and A. Fujii.

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