1987 YA. Discovered 1987 Dec. 18 by M. Koishikawa at Sendai.

Named for the capital of Vietnam. The discoverer visited the city in 1997 with Yoshihide Kozai {see planet (3040)} to help Vietnamese astronomers install a 0.40-m Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with a CCD camera and a 0.10-m refractor. The equipment, installed at the National Pedagogical University, was obtained using funds from the Sumitomo Foundations, Japan, with the hope that astronomical research in Vietnam will thereby be promoted. (M 33790)

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