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(3394) Banno

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1986 DB. Discovered 1986 Feb. 16 by S. Inoda and T. Urata at Karasuyama.

Named in memory of Yoshiaki Banno (1952–1991), a coworker of the discoverers and a computer engineer at the National Laboratory for High-Energy Physics in Tsukuba city. A discoverer of (4200) Shizukagozen, he was one of the pioneers among Japanese amateur astronomers in the use of electronic computers for orbital calculations. He was tragically killed in a traffic accident on his way home from the laboratory. (M 21130)

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