1977 QJ2. Discovered 1977 Aug. 21 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.
Named in memory of Gennadij Mikhajlovich Nikol’skij (1929–1982), Soviet astronomer, known for his research on the sun and the solar corona and as a codiscoverer of the solar wind. (M 19695)
Obituaries published in Zemlya Vselennaya, No. 3, p. 33–34 (1983); Properties and interactions of interplanetary dust, p. XXIII–XXIV (1985).