Asteroid     24981 Shigekimurakami

      Photo taken by Yuji Ohshima,  Nagano, Japan
     July 1.528, 2014 UT

Orbit and reason for naming  NASA JPL

24981 Shigekimurakami           Discovered 1998 May 22 by A. Nakamura at Kuma Kogen.
Shigeki Murakami (b. 1962), born in Shiga Prefecture, is a senior researcher at the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute and amateur astronomer in Japan. Using a homemade 0.46-m Dobsonian telescope, he codiscovered C/2002 E2.

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