Discovered 1980 Mar. 16 by C.-I. Lagerkvist at the European Southern Observatory.
Martin Hoffmann (b. 1949) is a German astronomer who has made observations of variable stars and minor planets, including lightcurve studies and spectroscopic investigations. In recent years he has been much involved with the observations from ODAS, the O.C.A.- DLR Asteroid Survey. The name was suggested by G. Hahn.
Asteroids discovered by Uppsala astronomersJohan Lagerros