1981 OG. Discovered 1981 July 26 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.
Named in honor of Edward F. Tedesco, planetary scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who has made wide-ranging contributions to minor-planet science, including studies of rotational brightness variation, pole and shape determination, and the compositional structure of the belt. He is currently engaged in analyzing observations of minor planets by the Infrared Astronomical Satellite. (M 8543)