|Discovered by||Antonín Mrkos|
|Discovery date||July 31, 1984|
|1979 SA9; 1984 OG; 1999 GL5|
|Minor planet category||Main belt|
|Epoch November 26, 2005 (JD 2453700.5)|
|Aphelion||532.660 Gm (3.561 AU)|
|Perihelion||393.562 Gm (2.631 AU)|
|463.111 Gm (3.096 AU)|
|1989.471 d (5.45 a)|
Average orbital speed
George Orwell is the pseudonym of British writer Eric Blair (1903–1950), forever associated with the year of discovery, 1984, due to the enduring popularity of his dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Orwell is one of only a handful of writers to have an asteroid named after him.
According to the records of Klet Observatory: "The name was suggested by J. Tichá and endorsed by B. G. Marsden, who made the identification involving this aptly designated object".