Meanings of minor planet names: 86001–87000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
86001–86100
86043 Cévennes 1999 OE Parc national des Cévennes (Cévennes National Park), southern France, on whose Lingas plateau near Mount Aigoual is located the Observatoire des Pises (the discovery site)
86201–86300
86279 Brucegary 1999 UJ1 Bruce L. Gary, American astronomer
Preceded by
85,001–86,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 86,001–87,000
Succeeded by
87,001–88,000