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(2153) Akiyama

Reference work entry

1978 XD. Discovered 1978 Dec. 1 at the Harvard College Observatory at Harvard.

Named in memory of Kaoru Akiyama (1901–1970), professor at Hosei University, Tokyo, during 1930–1940 and 1949–1970, well known for his work on minor planets. Initially in collaboration with K. Hirayama {see minor planet  (1999)}, he made the first detailed study of the orbit of the 3/2 commensurability object (153) Hilda. (M 5014)

Name proposed by K. Tomita.

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