1978 VL7. Discovered 1978 Nov. 7 by E. F. Helin and S. J. Bus at Palomar.
Named in honor of Lawrence E. Blakee, who for 37 years has worked diligently in many capacities at the Palomar Observatory and at the Mount Wilson Observatory to support the researchers using those facilities. The many astronomers who have worked at Mount Wilson and Palomar have benefited from his conscientiousness and dedication. (M 16247)