1983 CM1. Discovered 1983 Feb. 11 by N. G. Thomas at Anderson Mesa.
Named for the Frenchman Joseph Nicéphore Niepce (1765–1833), who made the first photograph in 1827 using the bitumen heliographic process. (M 10548)
Name suggested by Douglas B. Thomas, brother of the discoverer.
Niepce is also honored by a lunar crater.