1980 VP. Discovered 1980 Nov. 9 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.
Named in honor of Kari Lumme, of the University of Helsinki. This Finnish astronomer has done much theoretical work on the scattering of light from particles in Saturn’s rings. He has recently considered the light-scattering properties of the surfaces of atmosphereless bodies, especially asteroids, and has devised a theory to explain the observed phase curves of these bodies. (M 6956)