1979 FJ2. Discovered 1979 Mar. 23 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.
Named in honor of Vladimir Afanasjevich Obruchev (1863–1956), outstanding geologist and geographer who made a valuable contribution to the geologic exploration of Siberia and central Asia. He also wrote popular books on science and science-fiction novels. (M 12013)
Obruchev is also honored by a lunar crater.