Meanings of minor planet names: 173001–174000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|173002 Dorfi||2006 OS||Ernst Dorfi, Austrian professor of theoretical astrophysics at the University of Vienna, promoter of astronomy †|
|173086 Nireus||2007 RS8||Nireus, son of Aglaea and Charopus, mythological Greek king of Syme island, killed by Eurypylos during the Trojan war †|
|173108 Ingola||6240 P-L||Ingeborg Walpurga Gasperi (1915–2002) grew up in Germany and Switzerland. In 1942 she married Mario Gasperi, an Italian engineer and expert in the construction of airplanes. The name was suggested by her second cousin, J. Schubart. †|
|173117 Promachus||1973 SA1||Promachus, Greek warrior of the Iliad, killed by the Trojan hero Acamas †|
|173395 Dweinberg||2000 CJ149||David Weinberg, American astronomer known for theoretical interpretation of observed galaxy clustering †|
|173872 Andrewwest||2001 TJ245||Andrew A. West, American astronomer and a contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey †|
|173936 Yuribo||2001 WM2||Yuribo, official mascot character of the town of Kuma Kogen, Japan †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 173,001–174,000