1982 QR. Discovered 1982 Aug. 20 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Named in honor of Roger Higson, night assistant for the 1.2-m Schmidt telescope at Palomar Observatory since 1979. An outstanding and thoroughly dedicated member of the observatory's supporting staff, he has skillfully assisted astronomers in a broad range of research conducted with the 1.2-m Schmidt. His efforts have been especially appreciated by observers of comets and minor planets. (M 9217)

Name proposed by the discoverers, endorsed by J. Gibson and C. Kowal.

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