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Minor planets discovered: 1[1]
7752 Otauchunokai 31 October 1988 MPC
co-discovery with Tsuneo Niijima

Kiyotaka Kanai (金井 清高, Kanai Kiyotaka, born 1951) is a Japanese amateur astronomer, observer of variable stars, discoverer of comet C/1970 B1, and co-discoverer of the main-belt asteroid 7752 Otauchunokai, named after the Ota Uchuno Kai group, an amateur astronomers' club at Ōta city, of which he is a member of.[2][3][4]

The inner main-belt asteroid 26168 Kanaikiyotaka was named after him on 21 September 2002 (M.P.C. 46684).[2][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(26168) Kanaikiyotaka". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (26168) Kanaikiyotaka. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 878. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_9826. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  3. ^ "7752 Otauchunokai (1988 US)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(7752) Otauchunokai". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (7752) Otauchunokai. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 614. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_6657. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  5. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 20 June 2016.