1985 XR. Discovered 1985 Dec. 13 by the CERGA at Caussols.

Named in honor of Roger Chanal, French amateur astronomer and friend of the discoverer. Roger has over the years built a well-equipped observatory and is a contributor to the MPCs. Apart from his interest in asteroid astrometry, he is also the discoverer of V1118 Orionis, temporarily named "Chanal's object". (M 23793)

Name suggested by the discoverer, Robert Chemin, and endorsed by the entire OCA Schmidt telescope team.

Officially, the institution CERGA serves as corporate discoverer.

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