(15817) Lucianotesi = 1994 QC Luciano Tesi (b. 1931) founded the Amateur Group of the Pistoiese Mountain in 1980. This later led to the construction of the Pian dei Termini Observatory. As director of the station, he has collaborated with the discoverers since 1994 in finding minor planets and following up near-earth objects.
A complete set of naming citations of the numbered minor planets is available in the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, edited by Lutz Schmadel.