1980 GD. Discovered 1980 Apr. 15 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.
Named for Thomas William Webb, discoverer of S Ori. Like many other English clergymen of his days, he was a keen amateur astronomer. His observations on many years formed the basis of his Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes (1859), a work covering many aspects of astronomical observation and destined to become a classic handbook for the amateur astronomer. (M 9770)
Name suggested and citation prepared by B. Hetherington.