Monday 8 February 2016

Astrognome Scrapbook Minor Planet Kuriwa

Minor planet Kuroiwa

Discovered on February 8th 1994 by K. Endate and K. Watananbe at Kitami observatory in Japan, minor Planet 7436 Kuroiwa 1994 CB2 was named in honour of Goro Kuroiwa 1912-1990, a Japanese astronomer and observer of variable stars.

He independently discovered nova CP Lacerta in June 1936 it reached a maximum brightness of 2.1. While serving with the Japanese army in 1942 he independently discovered Nova Puppis 1942, this nova reached a magnitude of -0.2 it is now designated CP Lacerta.

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