小惑星命名
イケヤ・セキ彗星を始めとする数多くの彗星・小惑星の発見、及び観測で世界的
に知られる高知市の関勉氏のご厚意により、氏発見の小惑星に命名する機会を
頂きました。

地元スタンソープの町とギラウィーン国立公園、教育・研究用のマウントケント天
文台、一般公開天文台を持つ内陸の町チャーラビル、オーストラリア有数のアマ
チュア天文家として変光星の研究で功績を残したアーサー・ページ氏を関氏に提
案、国際天文連合によって正式に命名されました。また、関氏自身のご提案で小
惑星エイジカトウ(ツインスター・ゲストハウス・オーナー)も誕生しました。
関勉氏と芸西天文台60cm反射望遠鏡
10078 Stanthorpe  

命名文 (10078) Stanthorpe = 1989 UJ3 Discovered 1989 Oct.30 by T. Seki at Geisei.
Stanthorpe, known as Queensland's wine capital, is a town nestled in national parks
on the highlands in the southeastern past of the Australian state. It is also known for
fruit production and beautiful night skies. The name was suggested by E.Kato
Discover image October 31, 1989
Double exposure: 15.04(UT) 15 minutes; 15.20(UT) 15 minutes 60cm reflector f/3.5, Geisei
Observatory, Kochi, Japan Tsutomu Seki
15723 Girraween  

命名文 Discovered 1990 Sept.20 by T.Seki at Geisei
Girraween is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning "place of flowers". In
southeastern Queensland, Girraween National Park is famous for massive granite
outcrops, spectacular wild flowers and a wide variety of wildlife.
Discovery image of 15723 Girraween September 20, 1990
60cm reflector f/3.5 Geisei Observatory, Kochi, Japan Tsutomu Seki
13933 Charleville  

命名文 (13933) Charelville = 1988 VE1
Discovered 1988 Nov.2 by T. Seki at Geisei.
Charleville is the largest town in Queensland's outback in Australia. It is the home of
Charleville Cosmos Centre, which, blessed with very dark skies, introduces the public
to astronomy. The name was suggested by E.Kato.
Image courtesy Shigeo Shimomoto, Kochi, Japan
11927 Mount Kent  

命名文 (11927) Mount Kent = 1993 BA Discovered 1993 Jan. 16 by T.
Seki at Geisei.
Mt. Kent Observatory is a facility for astronomical education, research
and outreach operated by the University of Southern Queensland. It
provides remote and robotic observing, in partnership with the University
of Louisville, the University of Queensland and Automated Patrol
Telescopes Australia.
11516 Arthurpage  

命名文 11516 Arthurpage Discovered 1991 March 6 by T. Seki at
Geisei.
Arthur Page (b.1922) is an Australian astronomer who has made a
significant contribution to the study of flare stars. He also founded
the Astronomical Association of Queensland to promote amateur
astronomy. The name was suggested by E.Kato
10094Eijikato (1991 DK)

命名文 Discovered 1991 Feb.20 by T. Seki at Geisei
Eiji Kato (b.1942), together with his wife Naomi, runs a bed and breakfast in Australia and
introduces their guests to the wonders of the night sky from their in-house observatory.
He also translates {Comet hunter Seki's webpage} into English to reach wider audiences
outside Japan.
The discovery image of 10094 Eijikato Courtesy Tsutomu Seki
Exposures: 14-minute exposure from 03.07 and 16-minute exposure from 03.22, February 23, 1991
(J.S.T.)
60cm f/3.5 reflector by Tsutomu Seki at Geisei Observatory, Kochi, Japan

In this image the asteroid shows a diagonal motion unlike the stars.
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天体観望のできるユニークな宿泊施設
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オーストラリア、クイーンズランド州、バランディーン
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Address: 28146 New England Highway, Ballandean, Queensland 4382, Australia
Postal Address: PO Box 51 Ballandean, Q4382, Australia
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