Kaoru Ikeya

1943 - Today

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Kaoru Ikeya (池谷 薫, Ikeya Kaoru, born 1943) is a Japanese amateur astronomer who discovered a number of comets. As a young adult, Ikeya lived near Lake Hamana and worked for a piano factory. During his employment there, he made his first discovery in 1963 with an optical telescope he built himself within his low budget. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kaoru Ikeya has received more than 16,965 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Kaoru Ikeya is the 475th most popular astronomer (down from 452nd in 2019).

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Among astronomers, Kaoru Ikeya ranks 475 out of 531Before him are Robert Emden, Ernest Leonard Johnson, Matvey Gusev, Aristarkh Belopolsky, Hans-Emil Schuster, and Charles Augustus Young. After him are María Teresa Ruiz, Grigory Shajn, Thomas Romney Robinson, Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist, Arno Arthur Wachmann, and Yuji Hyakutake.

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Among people born in 1943, Kaoru Ikeya ranks 497Before him are François Mazet, Zvonimir Vujin, Nancy Greene Raine, Bill Moggridge, Daniel Brandenstein, and Charles H. Bennett. After him are Vitaliy Khmelnytskyi, Ingrid Gulbin, Marita Lange, Mick Abrahams, Richard Manuel, and Liu Chao-shiuan.

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