1982 FK. Discovered 1982 Mar. 21 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.
Named in honor of Paolo Farinella (1953–2000), planetary scientist at the University of Pisa, whose research has included studies of the origin of the solar system and the dynamics of planetary satellites and ring systems. Farinella’s work on minor planets has concerned the collisional evolution of the belt and the formation of families, both from a theoretical and an experimental point of view. (M 11749)
Named by the discoverer, following a suggestion by A. W. Harris. Citation prepared by A. Coradini and V. Zappalà.