Meanings of minor planet names: 198001–199000

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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]

198001–198100[edit]

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

198101–198200[edit]

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198110 Heathrhoades 2004 SD56 Heath Rhoades, the Table Mountain Observatory computer network administrator JPL · 198110

198201–198300[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

198301–198400[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

198401–198500[edit]

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198450 Scattolin 2004 XG6 Patrice Scattolin (born 1965) is one of the foremost amateur observers in Canada. JPL · 198450

198501–198600[edit]

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198592 Antbernal 2005 AK Antonio Bernal, Colombian ex-director of the Medellín Planetarium and a charter member of the Red de Astronomía de Colombia (RAC, Astronomical Colombian Network) JPL · 198592

198601–198700[edit]

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198616 Lucabracali 2005 AF29 Luca Bracali (born 1965), an Italian photographer and journalist. JPL · 198616
198634 Burgaymarta 2005 AN54 Burgay Marta (born 1976) is an Italian radio astronomer who discovered PSR J0737-3039, the first known binary pulsar. JPL · 198634
198700 Nataliegrünewald 2005 CM25 Natalie Grünewald (née Apitzsch, b. 1970) is the daughter of the discoverer JPL · 198700

198701–198800[edit]

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198717 Szymczyk 2005 CM61 Bill Szymczyk (born 1943) is an American music producer and audio engineer. JPL · 198717

198801–198900[edit]

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198820 Iwanowska 2005 ET249 Wilhelmina Iwanowska, Polish astronomer JPL · 198820

198901–199000[edit]

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198993 Epoigny 2005 WE5 The name Epoigny comes from Epona, the Gallic goddess of horses JPL · 198993

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
197,001–198,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 198,001–199,000
Succeeded by
199,001–200,000