Discovered 1980 Mar. 16 by C.-I. Lagerkvist at the European Southern Observatory.
German planetary astronomer Heike Rauer (b. 1961) is known for her observational work on cometary comae, in particular that of comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp). She is currently working at the Institute of Space Sensor Technology and Planetary Exploration in Berlin on a project to search for extrasolar planetary systems.
Asteroids discovered by Uppsala astronomersJohan Warell