1933 OB. Discovered 1933 July 24 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.
Named in honor of Jonathan Christopher McDowell (1960– ), astrophysicist, space enthusiast and feminist activist. His astrophysical interests include theoretical studies of background light and quasars. He shares his encyclopedic knowledge of spaceflight with the world by regularly releasing an electronic space newsletter. (M 22502)
Citation written by A. Prestwich at the request of B. G. Marsden and G. V. Williams, who appreciate Jonathan’s assistance in trying to identify 1991 VG with manmade space debris. Identifications for this object were made by C. M. Bardwell.