Meanings of minor planet names: 186001–187000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|186832 Mosser||2004 FD76||Mosser Roger, famous French self-taught optician †|
|186835 Normanspinrad||2004 FE92||Norman Spinrad, American science-fiction writer †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 186,001–187,000