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(4002) Shinagawa

Reference work entry

1950 JB. Discovered 1950 May 14 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Seishi Shinagawa (1944– ), who was the first to use electronic computers for orbit computation in Japan, having written a computer program for this in 1965. This program was used by Yoshiaki Banno (1952–1991) {see planet  (3394)}. (M 22500)

Name proposed by S. Nakano, who found the identifications involving this object and learnt orbit computation and programming from Shinagawa and Banno.

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