1987 SC4. Discovered 1987 Sept. 21 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Katherine Carson Gordon Kron (1917- ) on the occasion of her 80th birthday, 1997 May 24. Kron devoted much of her professional life to observational astronomy at the Lick Observatory. During the second world war she served as a physicist for the U.S. Navy and for much of the 1960s was editor of the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. (M 30098)

Name suggested, with love and affection, by her husband G. E. Kron {see planet (2796)}, and warmly endorsed by the discoverer.

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