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Minor planets discovered: 1 [1]
6879 Hyogo October 14, 1994 MPC
 

Kazuyoshi Itō (伊藤和幸 Itō Kazuyoshi) is a Japanese astronomer.

In 1994, he discovered 6879 Hyogo at Sengamine Observatory,[2] a 20-kilometer sized carbonaceous asteroid from the main belt.[3] The body was named in honor of the Japanese Hyōgo Prefecture with its capital city of Kobe, where the Great Hanshin earthquake occurred on 17 January 1995.[4] Naming citation was published on 3 May 1996 (M.P.C. 27130).[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 28 December 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  2. ^ "6879 Hyogo (1994 TC15)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  3. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 6879 Hyogo (1994 TC15)" (2015-10-25 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  4. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(6879) Hyogo". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (6879) Hyogo. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 563. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_6160. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  5. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 10 June 2016.