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Kamo (1987 VE1 )       CURRENT POSITION: 29 LEO 17         DISCOVERY POSITION: 19 ARI 58

Incl: 5.75306      Eccent: 0.06213      Period: 3.75838013832 years      AU 2.4172435      Type: 0000

Discovery Chart
14.11.1987 10:29 Kushiro 144e35 43n5 observations 1

Named in honor of Akira Kamo (1943– ), who established the Comet Observers Network in Japan, “Hoshi no Hiroba” {see planet  (4971)} in 1968. He played a leading role for many observers and discoverers of comets for more than 20 years when he was the first president of the network. His words ”let’s come together at Hoshi no Hiroba” are well known among amateur and professional astronomers in Japan. (M 22501)

Name proposed by K. Watanabe. Citation prepared by T. Nomura.


Discovered on 14-11-1987 in Kushiro by Ueda, S., Kaneda, H.

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