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Asteroids discovered: 4
5881 Akashi[1] September 27, 1992
6559 Nomura[2] May 3, 1991
14873 Shoyo[2] October 28, 1990
8892 Kakogawa[2] September 11, 1994
  1. 1 with K. Kawanishi
  2. 2 with T. Nomura

Matsuo Sugano (菅野 松男 Sugano Matsuo?){{#invoke:Category handler|main}} is a Japanese astronomer.

He has discovered a number of asteroids, including 5881 Akashi (with T. Nomura),<ref>5881 Akashi. JPL Small-Body Database. Accessed 9 February 2010.</ref> 6559 Nomura (with K. Kawanishi),<ref>6559 Nomura. JPL Small-Body Database. Accessed 9 February 2010.</ref> and 8892 Kakogawa (with T. Nomura).<ref>8892 Kakogawa. JPL Small-Body Database. Accessed 9 February 2010.</ref> He was also a co-discoverer of Comet Sugano-Saigusa-Fujikawa (C/1983 J1).<ref>IAUC 3803: 1983e; Poss. SN IN NGC 4258. International Astronomical Union Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams. Accessed 9 February 2010.</ref>

The asteroid 5872 Sugano is named after him.<ref name=JPL>5872 Sugano (1989 SL). JPL Small-Body Database. Accessed 9 February 2010.</ref> Asteroid 6155 Yokosugano was named for his wife, Yoko.<ref>6155 Yokosugano. JPL Small-Body Database. Accessed 9 February 2010.</ref>

A long-time employee of Akashi Municipal Planetarium in Akashi, Hyōgo, Sugano worked to develop amateur astronomy in Japan.<ref name=JPL/>


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