|Discovery and designation|
|Discovered by||E. Kandler and W. R. Cooney, Jr.|
|Discovery site||Baton Rouge|
|Discovery date||February 10, 1999|
|Epoch May 14, 2008|
It is named after astrophysicist Dirk Terrell with the following citation:
Dirk Terrell (b. 1965) is a stellar astrophysicist, author and astronomical artist, specializing in eclipsing binary stars. He has authored numerous journal publications and a book and is well-known for his constant support and dedicated mentoring of amateur astronomers.
- "Minor Planet Circular 54829". 18 Sep 2005. Retrieved 26 July 2013.