Kaname

1990 UG. Discovered 1990 Oct. 16 by T. Seki at Geisei.

Named in memory of Kaname Nakamura (1904-1932), Japanese amateur astronomer and volunteer at the Kwasan Observatory. As a member of W. H. Pickering's {see planet (784)} League of Mars Observers, he was the first in Japan to make systematic observations of that planet. He was also a pioneer in astronomical optics and made many precision mirrors and lenses. (M 32790)

Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by T. Sato and A. Fujii.

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