1971 QX1. Discovered 1971 Aug. 16 by J. Gibson at El Leoncito.
Named for the ginger short-haired tabby cat (1967– ) who selected the discoverer and his soon-to-be wife at a cat show in California and accompanied them to Connecticut, South Africa and Argentina. At El Leoncito he provided endless hours of amusement, brought home his trophies, dead or alive, and was a figure of interest to everyone who knew him. He was named after the character in the television program Star Trek who was also imperturbable, logical, intelligent and had pointed ears. (M 10042)