Meanings of minor planet names: 129001–130000

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As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center, and the discoverers can then submit names for them, following the IAU's naming conventions. The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified span of numbers that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names. Besides the Minor Planet Circulars (in which the citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.

Minor planets not yet given a name have not been included in this list.

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
129078 Animoo 2004 VL65 Animoo, title of artistic work by Laurent "Lillo" Steidle, Swiss geologist and painter
129092 Snowdonia 2004 WB10 Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales
129099 Spoelhof 2004 XU3 William Spoelhof, American president of Calvin College
129101 Geoffcollyer 2004 XF6 Geoff Collyer, Canadian computer scientist
129137 Hippolochos 2005 AP27 Hippolochos, son of Antimachos, a Trojan warrior killed by Agamemnon
129234 Silly 2005 PS5 Didier Silly, French optician and amateur astronomer, friend of the discoverer
129259 Tapolca 2005 QD75 Tapolca, Hungary, birthplace of the second discoverer
129342 Ependes 2005 VA4 Ependes, Fribourg, Switzerland
129561 Chuhachi 1997 CS21 Chuhachi Ninomiya, the first Japanese to fly a propeller-driven model aircraft
129564 Christy 1997 ER40 James Walter Christy, American astronomer, discoverer of Charon [1]
129595 Vand 1997 VD Vladimír Vand, 20th-century Czech astronomer and molecular spectroscopist


  1. ^ "The USNO Asteroid Connection". The USNO Transit 1 (2). April–May 2009. Retrieved 2014-09-04. 
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Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 129,001–130,000
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