1975 VP. Discovered 1975 Nov. 1 by T. M. Smirnova at Nauchnyj.
Named for Fedor Petrovich Litke (1797–1882), Russian navigator and geographer, investigator of the Arctic regions, admiral and scientist, president of the Imperial Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg during 1864–1882. His name is often found on world maps. (M 31295)