1990 LA. Discovered 1990 June 14 by R. H. McNaught at Siding Spring.

Named in honor of W. Graham Elford (1926- ), past president of IAU Commission 22. Since entering radar meteor research soon after taking his bachelor's degree in 1949, he has spent his entire career at the University of Adelaide working in that area, apart from periods spent as a visiting scientist at Cambridge, Lund and with the Harvard Radio Meteor Project in the 1960s. Elford has made a number of major contributions to our understanding of meteor astronomy, meteor physics and atmospheric physics. (M 29144)

Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by D. I. Steel, who prepared the citation.

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