The Edgar Wilson Award
1962 Born in Shiga Prefecture, Japan
1972 I began to star watching at age 10.
1973 I have observed a comet for the first time: C/1973 E1 Kohoutek.
I have "discovered" the first comet
: C/1975 N1 Kobayashi-Berger-Milon.
After gmy first discoveryh I began to comet hunting.
1981 I stopped comet hunting when I entered a college because I was discouraged severe light pollution at the urban area.
I decided to resume comet seeking in the appearance of C/1996 B2 Hyakutake after a break of over a dozen of years.
I have discovered
C/2002 E2 Snyder-Murakami
on March 11 2002 UT.
to see this 3D orbit.
discovered by Akimasa Nakamura was designated as
I have discovered my second named comet,
on November 3 2010 UT.
Image and orbit
During a break of comet hunting, I was impressed by the beauty of snowy mountains and began to
I climbed some of the big walls which are representative of Japanese big climbing route in spite of my poor athlete.
I stopped serious climbing before I resumed comet seeking.
Research scientist of the National Institute