Meanings of minor planet names: 60001–61000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

60001–60100[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
60001 Adélka 1999 TG5 Adélka Kotková, daughter of Lenka Kotková, the discoverer JPL
60006 Holgermandel 1999 TB16 Holger Mandel, German astronomer at the Landessternwarte Heidelberg and an honorary member of the Starkenburg-Sternwarte JPL
60008 Jarda 1999 TP16 Jaroslav Kotek, the discoverer's husband JPL

60101–60200[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
60183 Falcone 1999 VR11 Giovanni Falcone, Italian magistrate who fought against organized crime JPL
60186 Las Cruces 1999 VH22 Las Cruces, New Mexico

60201–60300[edit]

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

60301–60400[edit]

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

60401–60500[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
60406 Albertosuci 2000 CR1 Alberto Suci, Italian amateur astronomer JPL
60423 Chvojen 2000 CO39 Chvojen is a small village in Central Bohemia JPL

60501–60600[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
60558 Echeclus 2000 EC98 Echeclus, centaur who attended Pirithous' wedding, fought against the Lapiths, and was killed by Ampyx (Amycus), son of Ophion JPL

60601–60700[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
60622 Pritchet 2000 FK8 Christopher J. Pritchet, Canadian physicist and astronomer

60701–60800[edit]

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

60801–60900[edit]

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

60901–61000[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
60972 Matenko 2000 KN Mateno ("Matenko") is a nickname of Alexander Pravda, the discoverers' friend 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
59,001–60,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 60,001–61,000
Succeeded by
61,001–62,000