1975 VS5. Discovered 1975 Nov. 3 by T. M. Smirnova at Nauchnyj.
Named in honor of academician Boris Petrovich Zakharchenya (1928– ), outstanding Russian scientist, director of a department in the Ioffe Physical and Technical Institute in St. Petersburg. Zakharchenya is well known for his investigations in the fields of solid state physics, magneto-optics and optical orientation of electrons and nuclei in semiconductors. (M 32788)
Name suggested by the Institute of Applied Astronomy.