1989 ED. Discovered 1989 Mar. 5 by E. F. Helin at Palomar.
Named for Jeff Alu, a talented musician and composer, as well as a participant in the Palomar Planet Crossing Asteroid Survey. He has shared the long cold winter nights at Palomar and the pleasure of discovery. Jeff himself found several near-earth asteroids, as well as main-belt objects. (M 15261)
This name is endorsed by Brian P. Roman, a fellow PCAS member and good friend.