Meanings of minor planet names: 127001–128000

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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 number-range that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names. The official naming citations have been published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars and in Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings marked with or * are from legacy sources may contain errors.

127001–127100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
127005 Pratchett 2002 GY1 Terry Pratchett, popular English author JPL · 127005

127101–127200[edit]

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127196 Hanaceplechová 2002 HH Hana Ceplechová, served as a secretary in the Interplanetary Matter Department of the Ondrejov Observatory for three decades JPL · 127196

127201–127300[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

127301–127400[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

127401–127500[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

127501–127600[edit]

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127515 Nitta 2002 TY306 Atsuko Nitta, Japanese-American astronomer JPL · 127515
127516 Oravetz 2002 TT307 Daniel Oravetz, American astronomer JPL · 127516
127517 Kaikepan 2002 TJ371 Kaike Pan, Chinese-American astronomer JPL · 127517
127545 Crisman 2002 XZ91 James Crisman, president of the Astronomy Club of Sun City West (Arizona) in 1986 and for 13 years JPL · 127545

127601–127700[edit]

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127689 Doncapone 2003 EE17 Don Giuseppe Capone, rector of the diocesan Seminar of Alatri since 1956 JPL · 127689

127701–127800[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

127801–127900[edit]

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127803 Johnvaneepoel 2003 FP77 John M. Van Eepoel (born 1977) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as part of the Navigation/Flight Dynamics Team. JPL · 127803
127810 Michaelwright 2003 FK85 Michael Wright (born 1960) is OSIRIS-REx project lead for assembly, test, and launch operations. He is also an exploration systems engineer, developing concepts for human exploration of Mars. He served as an integration and test manager for over a dozen missions including FREESTAR on the final flight of space shuttle Columbia JPL · 127810
127870 Vigo 2003 FE123 Vigo, Galicia, Spain, the first discoverer's birthplace JPL · 127870

127901–128000[edit]

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127933 Shaunoborn 2003 HF1 Shaun Oborn (born 1964) is a member of the team at Solo Effects LLC and has contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission working with the Navigation/Flight Dynamics Team. JPL · 127933
127935 Reedmckenna 2003 HM1 Reed McKenna (born 1959) is a member of the team at Solo Effects LLC and has contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission working with the Navigation/Flight Dynamics Team JPL · 127935

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-34360-8. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 


Preceded by
126,001–127,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 127,001–128,000
Succeeded by
128,001–129,000