Discovered 1978 Sept. 2 by C.-I. Lagerkvist at the European Southern Observatory.
Holger Pedersen (b. 1946), astronomer at the European Southern Observatory, works on gamma-ray bursts but has a deep interest in meteorites and minor planets. The discoverer very much appreciates his willingness to make early observations of comet P/1996 R2.
Asteroids discovered by Uppsala astronomersJohan Lagerros