Named in honor of Giichi Nakamura, the owner of Mitaka Koki, the leading maker of optical equipment in Japan. Mitaka Koki develops and produces observational and measuring equipment used at the National Astronomical Observatory and the Institute of Space and Astronomical Science. The company also puts an emphasis on producing equipment for Japanese amateur astronomers. (M 17223)
Name proposed by M. Inoue, who discovered this minor planet on films taken with a Mitaka Koki telescope. Citation prepared by O. Muramatsu and H. Kosai.
Avastatud: 19-2-1988 Avastamiskoht: Kobuchizawa Avastajad: Inoue, M., Muramatsu, O.
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