Meanings of minor planet names: 174001–175000

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As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center (MPC), 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.

Official naming citations of newly named small Solar System bodies are published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars several times a year.[1] Recent citations can also be found on the JPL Small-Body Database (SBDB).[2] Until his death in 2016, German astronomer Lutz D. Schmadel compiled these citations into the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (DMP) and regularly updated the collection.[3][4] Based on Paul Herget's The Names of the Minor Planets,[5] Schmadel also researched the unclear origin of numerous asteroids, most of which had been named prior to World War II.  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "SBDB". New namings may only be added after official publication as the preannouncement of names is condemned by the Committee on Small Body Nomenclature.[6]

174001–174100[edit]

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

174101–174200[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

174201–174300[edit]

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174281 Lonský 2002 SC29 Vladimír Lonský (born 1953), a heart surgeon, works in the Faculty Hospital in Olomouc, Czech Republic JPL · 174281

174301–174400[edit]

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174361 Rickwhite 2002 TV315 Richard L. White (born 1953), American astronomer with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 174361
174362 Bethwillman 2002 TE324 Beth Willman (born 1976), American astronomer with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 174362
174363 Donyork 2002 TW343 Don York (born 1944), American astronomer with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 174363
174364 Zakamska 2002 TH369 Nadia Zakamska (born 1979), Russian-American astrophysicist with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 174364
174365 Zibetti 2002 TF371 Stefano Zibetti (born 1976), Italian astronomer and a contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 174365

174401–174500[edit]

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174466 Zucker 2002 YO36 Daniel Zucker (born 1968), American astronomer with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 174466

174501–174600[edit]

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174515 Pamelaivezic 2003 BN92 Pamela Ivezic (born 1961), an American singer, musicologist, music educator, a patron of astronomy JPL · 174515
174567 Varda 2003 MW12 Varda the star-kindler, is the queen of the stars in Tolkien's legendarium JPL · 174567

174601–174700[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

174701–174800[edit]

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174801–174900[edit]

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174801 Etscorn 2003 WZ165 Frank T. Etscorn (born 1945), American professor of psychology at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, inventor of the nicotine patch and amateur astronomer, founder of the university's Frank T. Etscorn Campus Observatory JPL · 174801

174901–175000[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  2. ^ "JPL – Solar System Dynamics: Discovery Circumstances". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Herget, Paul (1968). The Names of the Minor Planets. Cincinnati, Ohio: Minor Planet Center, Cincinnati Observatory. OCLC 224288991.
  6. ^ "Guide to Minor Body Astrometry – When can I name my discovery?". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 20 July 2019.


Preceded by
173,001–174,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 174,001–175,000
Succeeded by
175,001–176,000