1978 VC5. Discovered 1978 Nov. 7 by E. F. Helin and S. J. Bus at Palomar.
Named in honor of J. Kelly Beatty, associate editor of Sky and Telescope, on the occasion of his marriage, 1983 Oct. 1. A long-time friend of the first discoverer, and a geologist and planetary scientist in his own right, he has given encouragement to the Palomar planet-crossing asteroid survey for many years. (M 8405)