Discovered 1985 October 24 by C.-I. Lagerkvist at Kvistaberg.
Named in honor of Lars Kamél, planetary astronomer and meticulous compiler and analyzer of cometary brightness data, on the occasion of the defense of his doctoral dissertation on May 24, 1991. Kamél's analyses have been mainly directed toward interpretation of the nongravitational effects in cometary motions and elucidation of physical evolutionary effects in comets.
Citation prepared by H. Rickman.
Asteroids discovered by Uppsala astronomersJohan Lagerros