(4844) Matsuyama

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1991 BA2. Discovered 1991 Jan. 23 by S. Ueda and H. Kaneda at Kushiro.

Named in honor of Masanori Matsuyama (1950– ), who started observing minor planets in 1987 and has discovered many new minor planets since then. He lives in Kushiro {see planet  (4096)} and makes observations of minor planets and comets as a member of “Hokkaido Showakusei Suisei Kaigi”. (M 22503)

Name proposed by K. Watanabe.

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