Znokai

1989 SF. Discovered 1989 Sept. 23 by K. Endate and K. Watanabe at Kitami.

Named for the Z society (Z-no-kai in Japanese), a cultural and social organization of the staff of the Mizusawa {see planet (7530)} International Latitude Observatory. The name commemorates the Z-term in the latitude variation, discovered by Kimura {see planet (6233)}, the first director. (M 34626)

Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion of K. Hurukawa, who is a member of Z-no-kai. Citation prepared by K. Yokoyama.

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