Meanings of minor planet names: 43001–44000

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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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.

Minor planets not yet given a name have not been included in this list.

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
43025 Valusha 1999 VW12 Valentina I. Ipatova-Artioukhova, Russian hydrobiologist
43083 Frankconrad 1999 WR Frank Conrad, American amateur astronomer, past president of the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society, friend of the discoverer
43193 Secinaro 2000 AW4 Secinaro, L'Aquila, Italy, location of what is probably the first Italian meteoric impact crater discovery (dating to the fourth or fifth century)
43224 Tonypensa 2000 AP165 Anthony Pensa, American assistant director of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, on the occasion of his retirement
43259 Wangzhenyi 2000 CK104 Wang Zhenyi (born 1924), hematologist-academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
43293 Banting 2000 GU1 Frederick G. Banting, Canadian medical doctor, discoverer of insulin
43511 Cima Ekar 2001 CP48 Stazione osservativa di Asiago Cima Ekar (Cima Ekar Observing Station), a.k.a. Osservatorio Astronomico di Monte Ekar, the largest astronomical facility of Italy
43657 Bobmiller 2002 ES110 Robert Donald Miller, an astronomer with Michigan State University's on-campus observatory for three decades
43667 Dumlupınar 2002 GO1 Dumlupınar, the Turkish submarine which, while crossing the Dardanelles on 1953 April 4, collided with the Swedish freighter Naboland and sank, killing all 81 men aboard
43669 Winterthur 2002 GA10 Winterthur, Switzerland, birthplace of the discoverer and home of Sternwarte Eschenberg (Eschenberg Observatory)
43706 Iphiklos 1416 T-2 Iphiklos, father of the Trojan war Greek hero Podarkes of Phylake
43722 Carloseduardo 1968 OB Carlos Eduardo López (b. 1953), an Argentine astronomer.
43724 Pechstein 1975 UY Max Pechstein, German painter, leading member of the German expressionists known as "Die Brücke"
43751 Asam 1982 UD4 The Asam family of 17th-18th century Bavarian artists: father Hans Georg and sons Cosmas Damian and Egid Quirin, fresco painters, stucco sculptors, and architects
43752 Maryosipova 1982 US5 Maria Yur'evna Osipova, younger daughter of the discoverer
43763 Russert 1987 KF1 Tim Russert, an author, Washington bureau chief and political analyst for NBC News
43767 Permeke 1988 CP5 Constant Permeke, Belgian painter and sculptor
43768 Lynevans 1988 CH7 Lyn Evans (b. 1945), a Welsh scientist and project leader of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. [MPC 84380]
43775 Tiepolo 1989 CA6 Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 18th-century Italian painter
43783 Svyatitelpyotr 1989 UX7 Svyatitel Pyotr (Saint Pyotr, d. 1326) was an outstanding statesman and orthodox religious hierarch, talented icon painter and writer. In 1308-1326 he was the Metropolitan of Kiev and All Russia and in 1325 he moved the Metropolitan See from Vladimir to Moscow. He founded the Vysokopetrovsky Monastery in 1315.
43790 Ferdinandbraun 1990 TY3 Ferdinand Braun, German physicist, inventor of the "Braun tube", the forerunner of the television tube, co-winner of the 1909 Nobel Prize in physics for wireless telegraphy
43793 Mackey 1990 VK7 Lance Mackey, American musher, first to win the 1000-mile Yukon Quest and the 1100-mile Iditarod back to back (in 2007)
43794 Yabetakemoto 1990 YP Akihiko Yabe and Akikazu Takemoto are Japan's leading Masters Games swimmers
43804 Peterting 1991 RL4 Peter M. Ting, American anesthesiologist
43806 Augustepiccard 1991 RG7 Auguste Piccard, Swiss-Belgian physicist, explorer of the upper stratosphere and the depths of the ocean
43813 Kühner 1991 TQ2 Stefan Kühner, electronics technician, is an enthusiastic amateur astronomer and experienced short-wave radio operator.
43841 Marcustacitus 1993 HB Marcus Claudius Tacitus, Roman emperor
43843 Cleynaerts 1993 NC2 Nicolas Cleynaerts, a Flemish humanist
43844 Rowling 1993 OX2 Joanne "Jo" Rowling, British author, best known for the Harry Potter series
43859 Naoyayano 1994 AN15 Naoya and Ayano Fujii, children of the second discoverer
43881 Cerreto 1995 DA13 Cerreto d'Asti, Piedmont, Italy, home to the Osservatorio astronomico di Cerreto d'Asti (Cerreto d'Asti Astronomical Observatory)
43882 Maurivicoli 1995 EM1 Maurizio Vicoli, Italian philosopher and astronomer
43889 Osawatakaomi 1995 QH Osawa Takaomi, Japanese pharmacist and amateur astronomer, independent discoverer of comet C/1996 B1
43890 Katiaottani 1995 QT3 Katia Ottani, Italian elementary-school teacher and friend of E. Colombini, one of the co-discoverers
43908 Hiraku 1995 WE7 Hiraku Togashi (born 1955) became a member of the Yamagata Astronomical Society in 1998 and actively popularizes astronomy.
43924 Martoni 1996 DV1 Aurora Martoni, the grandchild of the discoverer
43931 Yoshimi 1996 PR9 Yoshimi Takahashi, Japanese amateur astronomer who contributed to the establishment of the Nanyo Astronomical Lovers Club and the Nanyo Citizen's Astronomical Observatory
43954 Chýnov 1997 CT5 Chýnov, south Bohemia, site of a well-known cave discovered in 1863
43955 Fixlmüller 1997 CE6 Placidus Fixlmüller, 18th-century Austrian astronomer
43956 Elidoro 1997 CD7 Claudio Elidoro, Italian astronomer and popularizer
43957 Invernizzi 1997 CL13 Luca Invernizzi, Italian author and amateur astronomer, founder of the Associazione Astrofili Valtellinesi and co-promoter of the "G. Piazzi" Observatory
43971 Gabzdyl 1997 GB4 Pavel Gabzdyl, Czech planetary astronomer and author
43993 Mariola 1997 OK Mariola Magnoni Tieghi, former president of the Como Inner Wheel Club (International Inner Wheel di Como; the feminine version of the Rotary International)
43998 Nanyoshino 1997 QB3 Nanyo Yoshinogawa is the river that flows through the center of Nanyo City, Yamagata prefecture, and joins Mogami River.
43999 Gramigna 1997 QC3 Paolo Gramigna, Italian amateur astronomer


  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. 

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Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 43,001–44,000
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