Kiichiro Furukawa | |
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Born | Japan | July 22, 1929
Died | June 29, 2016 | (aged 86)
Nationality | Japanese |
Known for | astronomer, discoverer of minor planets |
Scientific career | |
Fields | Astrometry^{[1]} Celestial mechanics^{[1]} Geodesy^{[1]} |
Institutions | Tokyo Astronomical Observatory |
Doctoral advisor | Jō Ueta^{[2]} |
see § List of discovered minor planets |
Kiichirō Furukawa (古川 麒一郎 Furukawa Kiichirō; also Hurukawa Kiitiro, 22 July 1929 – 29 June 2016)^{[1]}^{[4]} was a Japanese astronomer and discoverer of minor planets at the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory.^{[5]} Furukawa was also associated with Nagoya University Department of Astrophysics.^{[6]}
Asteroid 3425 Hurukawa, a member of the Eos family and discovered by Karl Reinmuth at Heidelberg in 1929, was named in his honor.^{[5]} The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center (MPC) on 16 December 1986 (M.P.C. 11443).^{[7]}
Kiichirō Furukawa was a prolific discoverer of asteroids, cred by the MPC under the name K. Hurukawa with a total of 92 co-discovered numbered minor planets, all of them in collaboration with astronomer Hiroki Kosai.^{[3]}
2271 Kiso | 22 October 1976 | list ^{[A]} |
2330 Ontake | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
2470 Agematsu | 22 October 1976 | list ^{[A]} |
2924 Mitake-mura | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
2960 Ohtaki | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
3111 Misuzu | 19 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
3249 Musashino | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
3291 Dunlap | 14 November 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
3319 Kibi | 12 March 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
3320 Namba | 14 November 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
3391 Sinon | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
3607 Naniwa | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
3878 Jyoumon | 14 November 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
4072 Yayoi | 30 October 1981 | list ^{[A]} |
4077 Asuka | 13 December 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
4186 Tamashima | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
4272 Entsuji | 12 March 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
4526 Konko | 22 May 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
4812 Hakuhou | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
4855 Tenpyou | 14 November 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
4890 Shikanosima | 14 November 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
4929 Yamatai | 13 December 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
4963 Kanroku | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
5017 Tenchi | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
5018 Tenmu | 19 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
5082 Nihonsyoki | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
5454 Kojiki | 12 March 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
5466 Makibi | 30 November 1986 | list ^{[A]} |
5541 Seimei | 22 October 1976 | list ^{[A]} |
6031 Ryokan | 26 January 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
6218 Mizushima | 12 March 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
6818 Sessyu | 11 March 1983 | list ^{[A]} |
6846 Kansazan | 22 October 1976 | list ^{[A]} |
7104 Manyousyu | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
7105 Yousyozan | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
7562 Kagiroino-Oka | 30 November 1986 | list ^{[A]} |
7627 Wakenokiyomaro | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
7634 Shizutani-Kou | 14 November 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
7991 Kaguyahime | 30 October 1981 | list ^{[A]} |
8133 Takanochoei | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
8144 Hiragagennai | 14 November 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
9147 Kourakuen | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
9153 Chikurinji | 30 October 1981 | list ^{[A]} |
9293 Kamogata | 13 December 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
9719 Yakage | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
10006 Sessai | 22 October 1976 | list ^{[A]} |
10008 Raisanyo | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
10009 Hirosetanso | 12 March 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
10453 Banzan | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
11254 Konkohekisui | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
11255 Fujiiekio | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
11442 Seijin-Sanso | 22 October 1976 | list ^{[A]} |
11827 Wasyuzan | 14 November 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
12186 Mitukurigen | 12 March 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
12221 Ogatakoan | 14 November 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
12682 Kawada | 14 November 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
14313 Dodaira | 22 October 1976 | list ^{[A]} |
14314 Tokigawa | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
14315 Ogawamachi | 12 March 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
14316 Higashichichibu | 12 March 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
14338 Shibakoukan | 14 November 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
14795 Syoyou | 12 March 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
14820 Aizuyaichi | 14 November 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
14821 Motaeno | 14 November 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
15202 Yamada-Houkoku | 12 March 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
15671 Suzannedébarbat | 12 March 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
15672 Sato-Norio | 12 March 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
16357 Risanpei | 22 October 1976 | list ^{[A]} |
18289 Yokoyamakoichi | 22 October 1976 | list ^{[A]} |
18290 Sumiyoshi | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
18291 Wani | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
18322 Korokan | 14 November 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
19083 Mizuki | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
(19917) 1977 EE_{8} | 12 March 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
19953 Takeo | 14 November 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
19954 Shigeyoshi | 14 November 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
20962 Michizane | 12 March 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
22277 Hirado | 14 November 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
24640 Omiwa | 13 December 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
26794 Yukioniimi | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
(26806) 1982 KX_{1} | 22 May 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
(26808) 1982 VB_{4} | 14 November 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
34995 Dainihonshi | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
34996 Mitokoumon | 18 February 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
(37529) 1977 EL_{8} | 12 March 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
(43753) 1982 VN_{3} | 14 November 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
(48408) 1982 VN_{2} | 14 November 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
52260 Ureshino | 22 May 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
52261 Izumishikibu | 14 November 1982 | list ^{[A]} |
(65635) 1977 EA_{8} | 12 March 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
(73639) 1977 EL_{7} | 12 March 1977 | list ^{[A]} |
(164616) 1986 WV_{8} | 30 November 1986 | list ^{[A]} |
Co-discovery made with: ^{A} H. Kosai |
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