Meanings of minor planet names: 77001–78000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.

Minor planets not yet given a name have not been included in this list.

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
77136 Mendillo 2001 DP106 Michael Mendillo, American professor of astronomy and electrical engineering at Boston University
77138 Puiching 2001 EN Pui Ching Middle School, Hong Kong
77185 Cherryh 2001 FE9 C. J. Cherryh, American science fiction and fantasy writer
77318 Danieltsui 2001 FL86 Daniel Chee Tsui, Chinese-American physicist and Nobelist, a graduate of Pui Ching Middle School in Hong Kong (see 77138)
77441 Jouve 2001 HU Jacques Jouve, French astronomer(?), involved in the construction of the Paris Observatory's station near Saint-Véran
77560 Furusato 2001 KP1 Furusato is a well-known song in Japan. The word also means "country home".
77621 Koten 2001 KZ41 Pavel Koten (b. 1972), a staff astronomer at the Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
77696 Patriciann 2001 OT2 Patricia Ann (McLarty) Clingan, wife of the discoverer
77755 Delémont 2001 PW13 Delémont, Switzerland, where the Jurassien-Vicques Observatory is situated
77856 Noblitt 2001 RN63 Niles Noblitt, American member of the board of trustees of the Rose-Hulman Institute and loyal supporter of the Rose-Hulman Oakley Observatory (where this minor planet was discovered)
77870 MOTESS 2001 SM Moving Object and Transient Event Search System
77971 Donnolo 2002 JA11 Shabbathai Donnolo (913-982), an Italian physician, medical author and astrologer/astronomer.


  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. 

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Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 77,001–78,000
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