This minor planet was discovered September 1, 1953 by S. Arend at Uccle. It was named for the god of the north wind. This Amor-type object was discovered as it moved rapidly northward after passing the ascending node of its orbit. The name was proposed by J. Meeus.
A total of 176 observations were made and 155 used from data acquired on September 26, 27, 28, and 29, 2001 covering the entire lightcurve with no gaps and complete overlap. The period of the lightcurve was determined to be 3.49h +/-0.01h and the amplitude 0.33m +/-0.03m. The curve has some unusual characteristics showing one very shallow minimum compared to a rather deep one. These characteristics repeat consistently in the overlapping data.
Results published in the Minor Planet Bulletin Volume 29, Number 2, A.D. 2002 April-June.