1977 RW6. Discovered 1977 Sept. 11 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.
Named in honor of Viktor Georgievich Sokolov (1946– ), specialist in analytical methods of celestial mechanics and scientific secretary of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy. His scientific and organizational work is an essential constituent of the Institute’s activity and contributes significantly to its successful operation. (M 29145)
Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy.