(3370) Kohsai

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1934 CU. Discovered 1934 Feb. 4 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Hiroki Kosai {1933– }, astronomer at the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory, outstanding observer of comets and minor planets, codiscoverer of comet 1976 XVI and popularizer of astronomy in Japan. (M 11750)

Name proposed by H. Oishi and K. Hurukawa, who found the identifications for this planet.

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