Named in honor of Kouji Yamamoto (1956– ), a Japanese architect and active amateur astronomer. He has also been secretary of the Astronomical Society of Oita since 1993. His main interests revolve around high-resolution color photographs of obscure NGC/IC, PK and MCG objects. (M 35491)
Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by Y. Yamada.
Avastatud: 8-3-1992 Avastamiskoht: Kitami Avastajad: Endate, K., Watanabe, K.
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