Discovered 1979 Aug. 22 by C.-I. Lagerkvist at the European Southern Observatory.
Named in honour of Gonzalo Tancredi, Uruguayan astronomer who spent several years in Uppsala, working with the planetary group there. He has specialized in a broad range of problems related to the dynamical and physical evolution of comets and their interrelations with minor planets, using both observations and theoretical modelling.
Asteroids discovered by Uppsala astronomersJohan Lagerros