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(2838) Takase

Reference work entry

1971 UM1. Discovered 1971 Oct. 26 by L. Kohoutek at Bergedorf.

Named in honor of Bunshiro Takase (1924– ), who worked at the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory and the Department of Astronomy of Tokyo University, where he taught a course on Galactic structure. With the start of the project of building the 105-cm Schmidt telescope at Kiso {see planet  (2271)} he returned to the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory and during 1974–84 served as its first director. Early in the 1950s Takase worked with H. Hirose {see planet  (1612)} on the computation of ephemerides of minor planets for the Minor Planet Center. (M 27329)

Name suggested by Y. Kozai.

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