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Minor planets discovered: 2 [1]
5239 Reiki November 14, 1990 MPC[1]
27748 Vivianhoette January 9, 1991 MPC[1]

Shun-ei Izumikawa (泉川 俊英, Izumikawa Shun'ei) is a Japanese astronomer and co-discoverer of 5239 Reiki and 27748 Vivianhoette, two main-belt asteroids he first observed together with astronomer Osamu Muramatsu at the Yatsugatake South Base Observatory (896) near Hokuto, Yamanashi, in 1990 and 1991.[1]

The asteroids were named for Japanese amateur astronomer Reiki Kushida and American Vivian Hoette from the U.S. Yerkes Observatory, respectively.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(5239) Reiki". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (5239) Reiki. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 450. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_5070. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(27748) Vivianhoette". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (27748) Vivianhoette. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 882. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_9870. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.