Discovered 1978 Sept. 2 by C.-I. Lagerkvist at the European Southern Observatory, La Silla.
Named in honor of Magnus Lundström (b. 1967), a former student of astronomy at Uppsala and at the German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR) Berlin, who was involved with a numerical study of the 4:1 Jupiter resonance and with several asteroid surveys, including the Uppsala-DLR Trojan survey and the European Near-Earth Asteroids Search Observatories (EUNEASO).
Asteroids discovered by Uppsala astronomersJohan Lagerros