1982 BX1. Discovered 1982 Jan. 30 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.
Named in honor of Ray L. Newburn, astronomer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, recognized for his development of physical models of comets based on spectrophotometric observations and for his adroit leadership of the International Halley Watch during the apparition of that comet that began in 1982. (M 11158)
Citation prepared by S. J. Edberg.