(3911) Otomo

Reference work entry

1940 QB. Discovered 1940 Aug. 31 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Satoshi Otomo, a dentist living in Kiyosato {see planet  (5488)}. Discoverer of numerous minor planets since 1991, he is also an active confirmer of new objects in collaboration with S. Nakano {see planet  (3431)}, who proposed the name and made the identifications involving this object. (M 22500)

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