Meanings of minor planet names: 142001–143000

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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.

142001–142100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
142014 Neirinck 2002 PA168 Pierre Neirinck, French-British head of the Satellite Orbits Group at Appleton Laboratory in the UK during the 1970s JPL · 142014
142020 Xinghaishiyan 2002 PH178 Xinghaishiyan, motto of The Suzhou Industry Park Xinghai Experimental Senior School, meaning "All stars shine brilliantly; All rivers flow to the Sea" and an educational philosophy "to make everyone a star". Xing means "star", hai means "sea", and shiyan means "experimental" JPL · 142020
142084 Jamesdaniel 2002 QU47 James and Daniel Sealy, sons of Robert and Hazel Sealy, friends of the discoverer (see 147397 Bobhazel) JPL · 142084
142091 Omerblaes 2002 QW52 Omer Michael Blaes (born 1961), an astrophysicist at the University of California Santa Barbara. JPL · 142091

142101–142200[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
142106 Nengshun 2002 QZ83 Ye Nengshun, a great-grandfather of the discoverer JPL · 142106

142201–142300[edit]

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142275 Simonyi 2002 RQ117 Károly Simonyi (1916–2001), a professor of electrical engineering at the Technical University of Budapest. JPL · 142275
142291 Dompfaff 2002 RE138 "Dompfaff" is the common name for a cardinal (priest) in the German catholic liturgy. It is also the name of the endangered Eurasian bullfinch, a beautiful small bird with a red breast. It appears regularly in the Eifel (Ardennes) near the Hoher List Observatory during winter. JPL · 142291

142301–142400[edit]

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142368 Majden 2002 RH233 Edward Majden (born 1939), Canadian amateur astronomer, recorder of meteor spectra, associate member of the Meteorites and Impacts Advisory Committee, and winner of the 2006 Chant Medal by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada JPL · 142368
142369 Johnhodges 2002 RE234 John V. Hodges (1918–1983), active member and later observatory director of the Regina Astronomical Society JPL · 142369

142401–142500[edit]

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142408 Trebur 2002 SU27 Trebur, Germany, home of the discovering Michael Adrian Observatory (239) JPL · 142408

142501–142600[edit]

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142562 Graetz 2002 TL69 Paul Graetz, German Army officer, the first person to cross southern Africa by automobile (1907–1909) JPL · 142562

142601–142700[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
There are no named minor planets in this number range

142701–142800[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
142752 Boroski 2002 TD312 William Boroski, American astronomer and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 142752
142753 Briegel 2002 TG316 Charlie Briegel, American computer scientist and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 142753
142754 Brunner 2002 TR317 Robert Brunner, American astrophysicist and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 142754
142755 Castander 2002 TA318 Francisco J. Castander, Spanish astronomer and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 142755
142756 Chiu 2002 TF319 Kuenley Chiu, American astronomer and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 142756
142757 Collinge 2002 TS335 Matthew Collinge, American astronomer and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 142757
142758 Connolly 2002 TH358 Andy Connolly, American astronomer and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 142758
142759 Covey 2002 TQ358 Kevin Covey, American astronomer at Lowell Observatory and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 142759
142760 Csabai 2002 TN361 Istvan Csabai, Hungarian physicist and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL MPC · 142760

142801–142900[edit]

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142822 Czarapata 2002 US65 Paul Czarapata, American astronomer and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 142822

142901–143000[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
There are no named minor planets in this number range

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
141,001–142,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 142,001–143,000
Succeeded by
143,001–144,000