Discovered 1902 Sept. 2 by L. Carnera at Heidelberg.
Named for a little island in Lake Como in northern Italy. The name is conceivably related to the Comacine masters, the Lombard master builders of the Middle Ages who influenced the architecture of that period. (H 53)
Named by the discoverer (AN 169, 95 (1905)) at the suggestion of L. Volta.