Gil Esquerdo (b.1976), a research assistant at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, spent 2002 as a research assistant for the Near-Earth-Asteroid Physical Study project at the University of Western Ontario. A keen observer, Esquerdo also presents the night sky to guests at a bed and breakfast inn in Arizona.
Name proposed and citation prepared by Peter Jedicke and Robert Jedicke.
Orbit type: Main Belt Asteroid
Reference: MPC 49099