Meanings of minor planet names: 41001–42000

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This is a partial list of meanings of minor planet names. See meanings of minor planet names for a list of all such partial lists.

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.

Besides the Minor Planet Circulars (in which the citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative. Meanings marked with an asterisk (*) are guesswork, and should be checked against the mentioned sources to ensure that the identification is correct.

41001–41100[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
41049 Van Citters 1999 VC9 G. Wayne Van Citters, American astronomer JPL

41101–41200[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
41107 Ropakov 1999 VX72 Ivan V. Ropakov, grandfather of the second discoverer JPL

41201–41300[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
41206 Sciannameo 1999 WG9 Francesco Sciannameo, Italian professor of general surgery, head physician of the Terni hospital, and amateur astronomer JPL
41279 Trentman 1999 XD95 Richard Trentman, American amateur astronomer and team member of the Powell Observatory Near-Earth-Object follow-up program JPL

41301–41400[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
There are no named minor planets in this number range

41401–41500[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
41450 Medkeff 2000 LF15 Jeff Medkeff, American designer of software for robotic operations of observatories, telescope control, data reduction and automatic submission of results to the Minor Planet Center
41488 Sindbad 2000 QE71 Sindbad, legendary sailor from Baghdad whose numerous fantastic adventures are recounted in The Arabian Nights JPL

41501–41600[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
There are no named minor planets in this number range

41601–41700[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
There are no named minor planets in this number range

41701–41800[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
41800 Robwilliams 2000 WM19 Robert A. Williams, American psychiatrist and author, director of the Biological Psychiatry Institute in Phoenix, Arizona JPL

41801–41900[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
There are no named minor planets in this number range

41901–42000[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
41943 Fredrick 2000 XH2 Richard Fredrick, American amateur astronomer and team member of the Powell Observatory Near-Earth-Object follow-up program JPL
41979 Lelumacri 2000 YK16 Luca Pacciorini (b. 1958), his partner Cristina Conedera (b. 1965) and their two children, Letizia (b. 2000) and Martino (b. 2002), are friends of the discoverer. JPL
41981 Yaobeina 2000 YD21 Yao Beina (1981-2015) was a talented and courageous Chinese singer who won numerous awards for the best Chinese pop song performance. One of Yao's famous songs, "Fire of the Heart", was about the reflections on her battle with breast cancer. She donated her corneas. JPL
41986 Fort Bend 2000 YR29 Fort Bend Astronomy Club of Stafford, Texas, USA, several of whose members are asteroid discoverers (J. L. Casady, A. Cruz, P. Garossino, C. Gustava, A. Lowe, D. Wells) JPL

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
40,001–41,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 41,001–42,000
Succeeded by
42,001–43,000