1978 VV5. Discovered 1978 Nov. 7 by E. F. Helin and S. J. Bus at Palomar.
Named for Vladimir Shkodrov, professor at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and an astronomer at the Bulgarian National Observatory. Dynamicist, science writer and translator of many astronomical classics, he has been a guiding light for many of his colleagues in Bulgaria and Europe. Shkodrov has collaborated with the discoverer on the International Near-Earth Asteroid Survey from Bulgaria and even through difficult times has persisted in carrying out asteroid and comet research. (M 18645)