5142 T-3. Discovered 1977 Oct. 16 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.
Named in honor of Erik Høg (1932– ), Danish astronomer at the Copenhagen Observatory. He is meridian circle astrometrist and designer of several instruments, including a micrometer for the Carlsberg Transit Circle. He has been involved with Hipparcos since the mission evaluation study in 1975 as a member of the science team, of the scientific advisory group for MATRA (leader of MESH-Consortium for construction of HIPPARCOS) and as team leader of the data reduction consortium of the Tycho part of the Hipparcos mission. (M 18455)