1979 SD7. Discovered 1979 Sept. 23 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Oleg Vail'evich Dobrovol'skij {1914-1989}, head of the Cometary Astronomy Department of the Institute of Astrophysics of the Tadjik S.S.R. Academy of Sciences in Dushanbe, well known for his research on the physics of comets. (M 11159)

Obituaries published in Icarus, Vol. 94, No. 2, p. 259 (1991); Astron. Vestn., Tom 24, No. 3, p. 271-272 (1990); Komet. Tsirk., No. 409, p. 2 (1990).

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