1987 EV. Discovered 1987 Mar. 4 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of David G. Monet (1951- ), an astronomer at the U.S. Naval Observatory's Flagstaff Station. Monet received the USNO's Newcomb Award for his development of a program of high-precision differential CCD astrometry, which was implemented on the 1.55-m astrometric reflector. Monet is also the principal investigator for the Precision Measuring Microdensitometer (PMM) project. Over the years, he has been extremely generous with technical advice to the discoverer. (M 27460)

Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by the JPL ephemeris group.

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