::Kitami Observatory


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Kitami Observatory is an observatory in the Kitami-Abashiri Region Cultural Centre in eastern Hokkaidō, Japan. Its observatory code <ref>Longitude (in degrees east of Greenwich) and the parallax constants (rho sin phi' and rho cos phi')</ref> is 400.<ref>MPC List of Observatory Codes found here, retrieved on March 20, 2007</ref> It is 0.72344 Earth radii from the rotation axis and +0.68811 Earth radii from the equatorial plane, 143.7827 degrees east of Greenwich.<ref>Near-Earth Objects Dynamic Observatory list retrieved on March 20, 2007</ref>

The amateur astronomers Atsushi Takahashi and Kazuo Watanabe discovered a large number of asteroids here.<ref>Minor Planet Discoverers</ref> As of 2012, 680 discoveries have been made at Kitami.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref>

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