1982 BG1. Discovered 1982 Jan. 24 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of David D. Balam, research assistant at the University of Victoria's Climenhaga Observatory. In addition to being the observatory's principal observer, Balam has developed most of the software for the astrometric program on minor planets and comets. (M 13178)

Name suggested and citation provided by C. Spratt.

On 2002 Feb. 8.4 the discovery of S/2002 (3749) 1 - a satellite of minor planet (3749) Balam with an estimated diameter of 1.5 km - was reported (IAUC 7827).

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