Meanings of minor planet names: 41001–42000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|41049 Van Citters||1999 VC9||G. Wayne Van Citters, American astronomer †|
|41107 Ropakov||1999 VX72||Ivan V. Ropakov, grandfather of the second discoverer †|
|41206 Sciannameo||1999 WG9||Francesco Sciannameo, Italian professor of general surgery, head physician of the Terni hospital, and amateur astronomer †|
|41279 Trentman||1999 XD95||Richard Trentman, American amateur astronomer and team member of the Powell Observatory Near-Earth-Object follow-up program †|
|41450 Medkeff||2000 LF15||Jeff Medkeff, American designer of software for robotic operations of observatories, telescope control, data reduction and automatic submission of results to the Minor Planet Center †|
|41488 Sindbad||2000 QE71||Sindbad, legendary sailor from Baghdad whose numerous fantastic adventures are recounted in The Arabian Nights †|
|41800 Robwilliams||2000 WM19||Robert A. Williams, American psychiatrist and author, director of the Biological Psychiatry Institute in Phoenix, Arizona †|
|41943 Fredrick||2000 XH2||Richard Fredrick, American amateur astronomer and team member of the Powell Observatory Near-Earth-Object follow-up program †|
|41979 Lelumacri||2000 YK16||Luca Pacciorini (b. 1958), his partner Cristina Conedera (b. 1965) and their two children, Letizia (b. 2000) and Martino (b. 2002), are friends of the discoverer. [MPC 84674]|
|41986 Fort Bend||2000 YR29||Fort Bend Astronomy Club of Stafford, Texas, USA, several of whose members are asteroid discoverers (J. L. Casady, A. Cruz, P. Garossino, C. Gustava, A. Lowe, D. Wells) †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 41,001–42,000