1985 QC. Discovered 1985 Aug. 20 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Leif Kahl Kristensen, teacher in theoretical physics at the University of Aarhus, who has extensively discussed the orbit of (51) Nemausa and has thereby derived equinox and equator corrections to the FK4 system. In addition, he has worked on the recovery of long-lost minor planets, on orbit determinations and identifications. (M 11162)

Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by L. D. Schmadel, who also prepared the citation.

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