Asteroid 2249, Yamamoto, was discovered on April 6, 1942 by Karl Reinmuth at Heidelberg, Germany. It has a period of 5 years, 257 days and a diameter of 44.71 kilometers (a little less than 28 miles).

It was named for prominent Japanese astronomer Issei Yamamoto (1889-1959).

The astrological meaning of asteroid Yamamoto seems to be: a coup, accomplishment, breaking loose, bold action.

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