1990 VG3. Discovered 1990 Nov. 11 by K. Endate and K. Watanabe at Kitami.

Named in honor of Masami Okyudo (1961- ), Japanese astronomer and currently director of the Misato Observatory, Wakayama Prefecture. Since 1995, he has been a pioneer in astronomical education over the Internet, using remotely controlled telescopes to broadcast live images of celestial objects through cyberspace. (M 33788)

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

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