Named in honor of Masaaki Satake (1956– ), a Japanese amateur astronomer and secretary of the Kansai Astronomical Society since 1972. Active in organizing local star parties for amateur astronomers and lay persons alike, he is a part-time journalist rigorous in describing and recording astronomy-related events in his native city of Kyoto. (M 35490)
Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by Y. Yamada.
Avastatud: 16-9-1993 Avastamiskoht: Kitami Avastajad: Endate, K., Watanabe, K.
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