Meanings of minor planet names: 47001–48000

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citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

47001–47100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
47002 Harlingten 1998 UQ2 Caisey Harlingten, Chilean amateur astronomer JPL · 47002
47005 Chengmaolan 1998 UP8 Maolan Cheng, Chinese first director of the Beijing Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences JPL · 47005
47038 Majoni 1998 WQ2 Vittore Majoni (1936–2002), Italian electrical engineer, secondary education teacher, and amateur astronomer, charter member of the "Associazione Astronomica Cortina" (Italian: Astronomy Association of Cortina d'Ampezzo), and director of the Helmut Ullrich Astronomical Observatory (Col Drusciè Observatory) JPL · 47038
47044 Mcpainter 1998 WS7 John D. McClusky, 20th-century American painter, founder of the Fredericksburg Art Guild (Fredericksburg, Texas, is near the discovery site) JPL · 47044
47045 Seandaniel 1998 WK9 Sean Daniel Cooney (born 2002) is the son of the discoverer Walter R. Cooney Jr. and enjoys star parties with his family JPL · 47045
47077 Yuji 1998 YC1 Yuji Nakamura, Japanese amateur astronomer and chemical engineer, discoverer of comet C/1990 E1 and re-discoverer of comet 122P/de Vico JPL · 47077
47086 Shinseiko 1999 AO3 Shinseiko, Kanagawa prefecture, youngest natural lake of Japan, formed as a result of the Great Kanto earthquake of 1923 JPL · 47086

47101–47200[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
47144 Faulkes 1999 PY Martin C. "Dill" Faulkes, British cosmologist and software tycoon, founder of the Dill Faulkes Educational Trust and the Faulkes Telescope Project MPC · 47144
47162 Chicomendez 1999 TH6 Chico Mendez, Brazilian seringueiro who fought against environmental pollution of the Amazon forest, recipient of the 1987 Global 500 prize from the United Nations Environment Programme JPL · 47162
47164 Ticino 1999 TX13 Ticino, a canton of Switzerland, where the Gnosca Observatory (the discovery site) is located JPL · 47164

47201–47300[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
47293 Masamitsu 1999 WO Masamitsu Nakamura, Japanese amateur astronomer and medical technologist, co-discoverer of comet C/1994 N1 (Nakamura-Nishimura-Machholz) JPL · 47293
47294 Blanský les 1999 WM1 Blanský les (Blanský Forest), south Bohemia, dominated by Kleť Mountain MPC · 47294

47301–47400[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

47401–47500[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
47494 Gerhardangl 2000 AH42 Gerhard Dangl, Austrian amateur astronomer and teacher JPL · 47494

47501–47600[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

47601–47700[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

47701–47800[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

47801–47900[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
47835 Stevecoe 2000 EK116 Steve Coe, an amateur astronomer with the Saguaro Astronomical Society, in Phoenix, Arizona JPL · 47835

47901–48000[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
46,001–47,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 47,001–48,000
Succeeded by
48,001–49,000