Meanings of minor planet names: 44001–45000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

44001–44100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
44001 Jonquet 1997 RE3 Pierre Jonquet, French astronomer, a founding member of the Société astronomique de Montpellier JPL · 44001
44005 Migliardi 1997 SY3 Marco Migliardi, Italian teacher of Italian language and literature, amateur astronomer and friend of the discoverer JPL · 44005
44011 Juubichi 1997 UH15 Mount Juubichi (482 m), east of Nanyo city, Yamagata prefecture, Japan JPL · 44011
44013 Iidetenmomdai 1997 VB7 Iide Tenmomdai (Iide Astronomical observatory) is located in the southern part of Yamagata prefecture, Japan. JPL · 44013
44016 Jimmypage 1997 WQ28 James Patrick "Jimmy" Page, OBE, British composer, producer and master guitarist, leader of the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin JPL · 44016
44027 Termain 1998 AD Patricia Ann Termain Eliason, American support scientist for Viking, Voyager and other spacecraft missions, project manager for the GONG heliosiesmic program JPL · 44027
44033 Michez 1998 CB4 Giacomo Michez (1839–1873), an Italian astronomer. JPL · 44033

44101–44200[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
44103 Aldana 1998 GE1 Fernando Aldana Mayor, Spanish astrophysicist, promoter of the 10-m Gran Telescopio Canarias JPL · 44103
44117 Haroldlarson 1998 HL27 Harold P. Larson, American pioneer of airborne infrared astronomy and educator at the University of Arizona JPL · 44117
44192 Paulguttman 1998 ME2 Paul Guttman (1940–2013), a radiologist and entrepreneur. JPL · 44192

44201–44300[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
44216 Olivercabasa 1998 PH Josep Maria Oliver i Cabasa, Spanish amateur astronomer, co-founder of the Agrupació Astronómica de Sabadell JPL · 44216
44217 Whittle 1998 PO1 Frank Whittle, British aeronautical engineer and pilot, inventor of the turbo-jet engine JPL · 44217
44263 Nansouty 1998 QR53 Charles Marie Etienne Champion, comte de Nansouty, French general and meteorologist JPL · 44263

44301–44400[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
44355 Thijsdegraauw 1998 ST2 Thijs de Graauw (b. 1942) is a German astronomer who is Director of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array JPL · 44355

44401–44500[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
44455 Artdula 1998 VK Arthur M. Dula (b. 1947), a patent attorney, space lawyer and co-founder of several space technology companies. JPL · 44455
44479 Oláheszter 1998 WS8 Eszter Kiss, née Oláh, mother of the first discoverer JPL · 44479

44501–44600[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
44530 Horáková 1998 YC8 Milada Horáková, Czech lawyer JPL · 44530
44574 Lavoratti 1999 GF1 Piero Lavoratti, Italian amateur astronomer JPL · 44574
44597 Thoreau 1999 PW Henry David Thoreau, American essayist and naturalist MPC · 44597

44601–44700[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
44613 Rudolf 1999 RU31 Rudolf II von Habsburg, Holy Roman Emperor, 16th-17th century Czech and Hungarian king, who employed Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler as his court astronomers JPL · 44613

44701–44800[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
44711 Carp 1999 TD4 The Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Japanese baseball team JPL · 44711

44801–44900[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
44821 Amadora 1999 TZ236 Amadora Gonzalez, Spanish wife of David Martínez-Delgado, who first observed this minor planet on 1998 September 15 at the Las Campanas Observatory (more than a year before the actual discovery) JPL · 44821

44901–45000[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
43,001–44,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 44,001–45,000
Succeeded by
45,001–46,000