|Discovery and designation|
|Discovered by||M. Ory|
|Discovery date||October 17, 2001|
|Epoch May 14, 2008|
It is named after Jean-Claude Merlin (b. 1954), a technician in process computing in Le Creusot, France, an observer of comets and asteroids for more than 30 years. He wrote many papers for astronomical magazines and several books about minor planets. He is the founder-president of the Société Astronomique de Bourgogne. Nilrem changes to "Merlin" spelled backwards.
Minor Planet Circular 51190
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