(7857) LAGERROS = 1978 QC3

Discovered 1978 Aug. 22 by C.-I. Lagerkvist at Mount Stromlo.

Named in honor of Johan S. V. Lagerros (b. 1968) to celebrate the completion of his Ph.D. thesis titled ”Thermal Physics of Asteroids”. In a series of papers, he extended and improved the Standard Thermal Model of minor planets. As a result, his model was used for the official calibration of ISO data. The discoverer has also benefited from his experience with computers on numerous occasions.

View of the solar system.
The Earth, Jupiter, the asteroid belt and 7857 Lagerros on March 20, 1998