1978 VH8. Discovered 1978 Nov. 7 by E. F. Helin and S. J. Bus at Palomar.

Named in honor of Violetta Ivanova, astronomer at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgarian National Observatory and a friend and colleague of the discoverer. Violetta and her associates have been active members of Helin's JPL International Near-Earth Asteroid Survey for the last ten years, contributing to its global sky coverage in search for NEAs. Violetta is a diligent and enthusiastic observer. Helin has spent two observing sessions in Bulgaria working with Ivanova and Shkodrov {see planet (4364)}. (M 18645)

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