Oizumi Observatory

Ōizumi Observatory
Observatory code 411 Edit this on Wikidata
LocationŌizumi, Gunma Prefecture, Japan
Coordinates36°15′02″N 139°25′01″E / 36.2505°N 139.4170°E / 36.2505; 139.4170Coordinates: 36°15′02″N 139°25′01″E / 36.2505°N 139.4170°E / 36.2505; 139.4170
Ōizumi Observatory is located in Japan
Ōizumi Observatory
Location of Ōizumi Observatory

Ōizumi Observatory (obs. code: 411) is a private astronomical observatory in Ōizumi, Gunma Prefecture, Japan. Takao Kobayashi has made discoveries of numerous minor planets at the observatory. Since its founding, Kobayashi has discovered 1,200 minor asteroids and their positions using a 10-inch (250 mm) telescope. Ōizumi observatory like many other observatories is in a relatively undisturbed place.[1] One of the notable people to work at the observatory is Takao Kobayashi.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. ISBN 3-540-00238-3.