Meanings of minor planet names: 59001–60000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

59001–59100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
59001 Senftenberg 1998 SZ35 Senftenberg (now Žamberk), eastern Bohemia, where two comets were discovered by Theodor Brorsen in 1851, and the birthplace of Czech theologian and natural scientist Prokop Diviš, astronomer August Seydler and surgeon Eduard Albert MPC · 59001
59087 Maccacaro 1998 VT33 Tommaso Maccacaro, Italian astrophysicist and x-ray astronomer JPL · 59087

59101–59200[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

59201–59300[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
59232 Sfiligoi 1999 CA1 Vincenzo Sfiligoi, a public accountant in the Italian province of Gorizia until 1990 JPL · 59232
59239 Alhazen 1999 CR2 Abu Ali al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham (965–1040), medieval Arab astronomer, mathematician, doctor, philosopher and physicist MPC · 59239

59301–59400[edit]

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59369 Chanco 1999 EB5 Chanco is a toponym used by the Flemish scientist-author Godefridi Wendelini (1580–1667), who named the Belgian city of Genk as Chanco in the Leges Salicae Illustratae MPC · 59369
59388 Monod 1999 FU19 Jacques Monod (1910–1976), French molecular biologist and Nobelist JPL · 59388
59389 Oskarvonmiller 1999 FF21 Oskar von Miller (1855–1934), a German engineer and founder of Deutsches Museum München. JPL · 59389
59390 Habermas 1999 FR21 Jürgen Habermas, German philosopher, political scientist and sociologist, member of the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research JPL · 59390

59401–59500[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
59417 Giocasilli 1999 GD1 Giovanni Casilli (born 1949) , Italian astronomer-technician JPL · 59417
59419 Prešov 1999 GE2 Prešov, eastern Slovakia MPC · 59419
59425 Xuyangsheng 1999 GJ5 Xu Yangsheng (born 1958) is a leading expert in Robotics and Intelligent Systems, and an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, He is an Academician of the IAA and a Fellow of the IEEE. Xu was appointed the first President of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen JPL · 59425

59501–59600[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

59601–59700[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

59701–59800[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
59793 Clapiès 1999 OD Jean de Clapiès (also written Clapiez), French mathematician, engineer, hydrographer, and astronomer JPL · 59793
59800 Astropis 1999 PV4 Astropis, Czech astronomy magazine MPC · 59800

59801–59900[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
59804 Dickjoyce 1999 RJ1 Richard "Dick" R. Joyce, American astronomer JPL · 59804
59828 Ossikar 1999 RU32 Ossikar, cartoon figure created by German caricaturist Manfred Sondermann, the father-in-law of the discoverer JPL · 59828
59830 Reynek 1999 RE33 Bohuslav Reynek, Bohemian (Czech) poet and graphic artist MPC · 59830
59833 Danimatter 1999 RZ36 Daniel Matter, French amateur astronomer, friend of the discoverer MPC · 59833

59901–60000[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
60000 Miminko 1999 TZ3 Miminko, a Czech word that expresses the innocence of the very beginning of human life JPL · 60000

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
58,001–59,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 59,001–60,000
Succeeded by
60,001–61,000