4109 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.
Named in honor of Bernhard Schmidt (1879–1935), the inventor of the Schmidt telescope. (M 3086)
This name has been proposed by Dr. Paul Herget.
A description of his life and work appeared in Sky Telesc., November 1955. Schmidt is also honored by a lunar crater.