Meanings of minor planet names: 69001–70000

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citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

69001–69100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
There are no named minor planets in this number range

69101–69200[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
69159 Ivanking 2003 JE16 Ivan R. King, prominent astronomer working mainly on the studies of globular clusters JPL · 69159

69201–69300[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
69228 Kamerunberg 5173 T-3 Mount Cameroon (called Kamerunberg in German), the 4040-m active volcano, situated in Cameroon near the Gulf of Guinea. JPL · 69228
69230 Hermes 1937 UB Hermes, Greek messenger of the gods JPL · 69230
69231 Alettajacobs 1972 FE Aletta Jacobs, the first Dutch woman to graduate from a university and the first Dutch female physician JPL · 69231
69245 Persiceto 1981 EO San Giovanni, in Persiceto, is a small town near Bologna JPL · 69245
69259 Savostyanov 1982 ST7 Savostyanov Fedor Vasil’evich (1924–2012), a famous Russian painter. JPL · 69259
69260 Tonyjudt 1982 TJ Tony Judt, historian JPL · 69260
69263 Big Ben 1987 BB2 Big Ben, at Westminster, is the name of the great bell and clock tower of the world's largest four-faced chiming clock JPL · 69263
69264 Nebra 1988 PE4 Nebra or the Nebra skydisk JPL · 69264
69275 Wiesenthal 1989 WD4 Simon Wiesenthal, Austro-Hungarian Nazi war criminal hunter MPC · 69275
69286 von Liebig 1990 TN9 Justus von Liebig, German chemist JPL · 69286
69287 Günthereichhorn 1990 TW10 Günther Eichhorn (born 1945), a German-American astronomer. JPL · 69287
69288 Berlioz 1990 TW11 Louis Hector Berlioz, French Romantic composer JPL · 69288
69295 Stecklum 1991 TO6 Bringfried Stecklum (born 1954) is a German astrophysicist. JPL · 69295

69301–69400[edit]

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69311 Russ 1992 QC Russell Mark Steel, the discoverer's only brother JPL · 69311
69312 Rogerbacon 1992 SH17 Roger Bacon, English philosopher JPL · 69312

69401–69500[edit]

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69421 Keizosaji 1995 YT2 Keizo Saji, well-known businessmen in Japan and the honorary chief of the Saji Astro Park JPL · 69421
69434 de Gerlache 1996 HC21 Adrien de Gerlache, 19th–20th-century Belgian naval officer and Antarctic explorer JPL · 69434
69496 Zaoryuzan 1997 AE22 Zao Ryuzan, a 1362-m mountain located to the southeast of Yamagata city, Yamagata prefecture. JPL · 69496

69501–69600[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
69594 Ulferika 1998 FF11 Erika (born 1940) and Ulf Lehmann (born 1939), the parents of the discoverer Gerhard Lehmann JPL · 69594

69601–69700[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

69701–69800[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
69754 Mosesmendel 1998 MM39 Moses Mendelssohn, German-Jewish philosopher JPL · 69754

69801–69900[edit]

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69869 Haining 1998 SX62 Haining, at the southern tip of the Yangtze River in northern Zhejiang province JPL · 69869
69870 Fizeau 1998 SM64 Hyppolite Fizeau, 19th-century French physicist JPL · 69870

69901–70000[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
69961 Millosevich 1998 VS33 Elia Millosevich, Italian astronomer MPC · 69961
69971 Tanzi 1998 WD2 Pepe Tanzi, Italian lighting industrial designer JPL · 69971
69977 Saurodonati 1998 WL9 Sauro Donati, Italian amateur astronomer JPL · 69977

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
68,001–69,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 69,001–70,000
Succeeded by
70,001–71,000