Meanings of minor planet names: 340001–341000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
340001–340100
340071 Vanmunster 2005 VF82 Tonny Vanmunster (b. 1961), a Belgian amateur astronomer.
340801–340900
340891 Londoncommorch 2007 CO54 The London Commumnity Orchestra.
340901–341000
340980 Bad Vilbel 2007 EJ171 The city of Bad Vilbel is a spa town with many mineral springs in midwestern Germany, bordering on northern Frankfurt.


Preceded by
339,001–340,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 340,001–341,000
Succeeded by
341,001–342,000