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Reports from Geisei Observatory <March 8, 2004>

• Mr. Koichi Ike: A minor planet is named after him.
   This is a recent photograph of Mr. Koichi Ike, whose name was given to the minor planet 21022. The telescope tube seen behind him is equipped with a renowned mirror (12cm f/6) ground by Mr. Takao Namura, who was active from 1965 and onward, around the time when Comet Ikeya-Seki appeared. It is Mr. Namura's second mirror after my 9cm f/7 telescope mirror.

Mr. Koichi Ike and his 12cm comet-seeker
Photographed by Mr. Kameyama in January 2004

Copyright (C) 2004 Tsutomu Seki.