1981 OF. Discovered 1981 July 26 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Kenneth Linn Franklin, astronomer at the Hayden Planetarium-American Museum in New York City. At the Carnegie Institution of Washington he was co-discoverer of high-frequency radio emission from Jupiter, and while at the American Museum he directed the Kalbfleisch Research Station on Long Island and designed a watch that displays lunar time. (M 9215)

Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by the Custer Institute. Citation prepared by T. Carey.

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