1992 UG4. Discovered 1992 Oct. 26 by K. Endate and K. Watanabe at Kitami.

Named in honor of Hideo Maehara (1940- ), professor of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and director of the Okayama Astrophysical Observatory since 1993. He works at the observatories in Kiso and Okayama as a resident astronomer to provide advanced observational facilities to researchers. His research themes include wide-field surveys of late-type stars and ultraviolet-excess objects using the Kiso Schmidt telescope. (M 35489)

Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by Y. Yamada.

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