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Asteroids discovered: 4
5881 Akashi[1] September 27, 1992
6559 Nomura[2] May 3, 1991
14873 Shoyo[2] October 28, 1990
8892 Kakogawa[2] September 11, 1994
  1. 1 with K. Kawanishi
  2. 2 with T. Nomura

Matsuo Sugano (Japanese: 菅野 松男, Hepburn: Sugano Matsuo, born 1939) is a Japanese astronomer.

He has discovered a number of asteroids, including 5881 Akashi (with T. Nomura),[1] 6559 Nomura (with K. Kawanishi),[2] and 8892 Kakogawa (with T. Nomura).[3] He was also a co-discoverer of Comet Sugano-Saigusa-Fujikawa (C/1983 J1).[4]

The asteroid 5872 Sugano is named after him.[5] Asteroid 6155 Yokosugano was named for his wife, Yoko.[6]

A long-time employee of Akashi Municipal Planetarium in Akashi, Hyōgo, Sugano worked to develop amateur astronomy in Japan.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 5881 Akashi. JPL Small-Body Database. Accessed 9 February 2010.
  2. ^ 6559 Nomura. JPL Small-Body Database. Accessed 9 February 2010.
  3. ^ 8892 Kakogawa. JPL Small-Body Database. Accessed 9 February 2010.
  4. ^ IAUC 3803: 1983e; Poss. SN IN NGC 4258. International Astronomical Union Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams. Accessed 9 February 2010.
  5. ^ a b 5872 Sugano (1989 SL). JPL Small-Body Database. Accessed 9 February 2010.
  6. ^ 6155 Yokosugano. JPL Small-Body Database. Accessed 9 February 2010.