Discovered 1993 Mar. 21 at the European Southern Observatory in the course of the Uppsala-ESO Survey of Asteroids and Comets.
Named for the fictional character Pelle Svanslös, a brave cat that appears in Gösta Knutsson's children's stories. Some of the adventures of this cat, whose tail was bitten off by a rat when he was only a few days old, take place in the section of Uppsala where the astronomical observatory is located.
Asteroids discovered by Uppsala astronomersJohan Lagerros