1977 RZ6. Discovered 1977 Sept. 11 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.
Named in memory of Ivan Yakovlevich Franko (1856–1916), a Ukrainian writer and scientist whose remarkably rich creative legacy is now being published in 50 volumes. He was sometimes called Kamenyar, or’ stonecrusher’, the title of one of his poems. (M 7471)