2024 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in honor of Wolfgang Ernst (1947- ), amateur astronomer who initiated the astrometric program at the Starkenburg {see planet (6864)} Observatory in Heppenheim. Since 1995, the major part of his work has consisted of making follow-up observations of objects discovered in the course of the 1990-1993 KSO-ARI minor planet surveys at Tautenburg. (M 33387) Name proposed by L. D. Schmadel.

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