Meanings of minor planet names: 68001–69000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

68001–68100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
68021 Taiki 2000 YU17 Taiki Town, located in the eastern part of Hokkaido, is a beautiful town blessed with clear streams and a large park filled with wild flowers on its shore JPL · 68021

68101–68200[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
68109 Naomipasachoff 2000 YH135 Naomi Pasachoff (born 1947), American scientific biographer and amateur astronomer JPL · 68109
68114 Deákferenc 2001 AC Ferenc Deák (1803–1876), a Hungarian statesman, Minister of Justice and honorary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. JPL · 68114
68144 Mizser 2001 AW38 Attila Mizser, one of the leaders of Hungarian amateur astronomy, editor-in-chief of Meteor JPL · 68144

68201–68300[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
68218 Nealgalt 2001 CO31 Neal Galt, American amateur astronomer and newspaper columnist MPC · 68218

68301–68400[edit]

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68325 Begues 2001 HO16 The Begues Observatory (Catalan: Observatori Astronòmic de Begues) is an amateur observatory operated by Pepe Manteca in Barcelona, Spain JPL · 68325

68401–68500[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
68410 Nichols 2001 QB154 Nichelle Nichols, American author and actress, best known for her role as Lt. Nyota Uhura in the Star Trek series MPC · 68410
68448 Sidneywolff 2001 SW4 Sidney C. Wolff, American director of Kitt Peak National Observatory (1984–1987) and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (1987–2001), president of the American Astronomical Society (1992–1994) and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1985–1986), and a founding editor of the Astronomy Education Review JPL · 68448

68501–68600[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

68601–68700[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

68701–68800[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
68718 Safi 2002 DQ Safi, Morocco, birthplace of the discoverer's wife JPL · 68718
68719 Jangyeongsil 2002 DW Jang Yeongsil, fifteenth century Korean scientist (after whom the JangYeongSil Award, an annual Korean new technology product award, is also named) JPL · 68719
68730 Straizys 2002 EA13 Vytautas Straižys, Lithuanian astronomer JPL · 68730
68779 Schöninger 2002 FA3 Schöninger (a.k.a. Šenýgl), 17th–19th-century German name of Kleť mountain, meaning "a place with a beautiful view" JPL · 68779

68801–68900[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
68853 Vaimaca 2002 HA9 Vaimaca, one of the four "last charrás", native Uruguayans sold by the state to be exhibited in France in 1833; he had been a chief and served as a soldier in the army of the Uruguayan national hero José Artigas JPL MPC · 68853

68901–69000[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
68947 Brunofunk 2002 PW156 Amateur astronomer Bruno Funk (born 1930) is the founder of Messelberg Observatory and president of the amateur association Sternfreunde Donzdorf in Donzdorf, Geramany JPL · 68947
68948 Mikeoates 2002 PX157 Michael Oates (born 1957), British amateur astronomer, SOHO comet hunter JPL · 68948

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
67,001–68,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 68,001–69,000
Succeeded by
69,001–70,000