Akihikotago

1993 DCi. Discovered 1993 Feb. 24 by Y. Kushida and O. Muramatsu at Yatsugatake.

Named in honor of Akihiko Tago (1932- ), credited with the discovery of comets C/1968 H1, C/1969 T1, C/1987 B1 (and an independent discovery of C/1970 U1) and the 1994 nova V2313 Oph. At the Satsuki Municipal Observatory in Yanahara, Okayama, Tago works as an instructor, popularizing astronomy, particularly among the young. (M 31298)

Name proposed by the discoverers, following a suggestion by H. Kosai, who prepared the citation.

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