Bonnie

1985 FD. Discovered 1985 Mar. 21 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Named in memory of Bonnie Gail Farquhar (19361993), late wife of the mission director for the Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) mission, Robert Farquhar {see planet (5256)}. Rendezvous operations at (433) Eros will begin on Bonnie's birthday, 1998 Dec. 20. (M 30477)

Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by R. Farquhar.

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