Discovered by C. S. Shoemaker and D. H. Levy at Palomar.
Named in honour of Carl Jorgensen (b. 1948-), a well-known amateur astronomer from Montréal. In the 1960s he chaired the Double Star Section of the Montréal Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, and was editor of the Center's newsletter, Skyward. Jorgensen has worked at McGill University for many years.
Name proposed and citation prepared by David H. Levy.
Reference: MPC 41572