Meanings of minor planet names: 84001–85000

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citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

84001–84100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
84011 Jean-Claude 2002 OB25 Jean-Claude George Pelle, French amateur astronomer JPL · 84011
84012 Deluise 2002 PR Fiore De Luise, Italian astronomer JPL · 84012
84015 Efthymiopoulos 2002 PV34 Christos Efthymiopoulos (born 1971) is Research Director at the Research Center for Astronomy of the Academy of Athens, and teaches Dynamical Astronomy at the Physics Department of the University of Athens. JPL · 84015
84075 Peterpatricia 2002 PL165 Peter M. and Patricia Lowe, parents of the Canadian amateur astronomer and discoverer of this minor planet, Andrew Lowe MPC · 84075
84095 Davidjohn 2002 QV48 David John Matson, father of the discoverer JPL · 84095
84096 Reginaldglenice 2002 QD58 Reginald J. and Glenice E. Harding, parents-in-law of the discoverer MPC · 84096
84100 Farnocchia 2002 RP8 Davide Farnocchia, is a mathematician who earned a PhD in Celestial Mechanics at the University of Pisa. JPL · 84100

84101–84200[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
84118 Bracalicioci 2002 RE26 Davide Bracali Cioci (born 1986) is a celestial mechanician who graduated from the University of Pisa. JPL · 84118
84200 Robertmoore 2002 RM122 Robert Moore, American space engineer, who worked for the Mercury program, Titan missiles, Fleetsatcom and the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System JPL · 84200

84201–84300[edit]

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84224 Kyte 2002 RB233 Frank Kyte, American geochemist and meteoriticist JPL · 84224
84225 Verish 2002 RO236 Robert S. (Bob) Verish, American meteor observer and meteorite hunter MPC · 84225

84301–84400[edit]

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84340 Jos 2002 TO58 Jos Dianovich Claerbout, American writer, web engineer, film producer, and creator of magnificent hats MPC · 84340

84401–84500[edit]

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84417 Ritabo 2002 TE202 Rita Boles, wife of Scottish amateur astronomer and discoverer of this minor planet, Tom Boles JPL · 84417
84447 Jeffkanipe 2002 TU240 While working on a publication for the fortieth anniversary of Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies, astronomical author and editor Jeff Kanipe (born 1953) became interested in a spike extending out of the image of Arp 192 = NGC 3303. This led to its recognition in 2009 as a prediscovery trail of this minor planet on 19 February 1964. JPL · 84447

84501–84600[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
84566 VIMS 2002 VS9 The Visible and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) on board the Cassini spacecraft has studied the Saturnian system since its arrival in 2004. It provided data to determine the composition, temperatures and structures of surfaces, rings and atmospheres. JPL · 84566

84601–84700[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

84701–84800[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

84801–84900[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
84882 Table Mountain 2003 CN16 Table Mountain, California JPL · 84882
84884 Dorismcmillan 2003 FS20 Doris McMillan, 20th-century American science educator, influential with many amateur and professional astronomers, space scientists and educators JPL · 84884

84901–85000[edit]

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84902 Porrentruy 2003 UU11 Porrentruy, Switzerland JPL · 84902
84919 Karinthy 2003 VH Frigyes Karinthy (1887–1938) was a Hungarian author, playwright, poet, journalist and translator. His sense of humor and criticism already appeared in his early diaries. He started his writing career as a journalist and remained a writer of short, humorous blurbs until his death. He is one of the most popular Hungarian writers JPL · 84919
84921 Morkoláb 2003 VN1 The Morkoláb (or Markolaáb), Hungarian mythical animal that eats the Sun or Moon during an eclipse; this object was discovered during a total lunar eclipse JPL · 84921
84926 Marywalker 2003 WR3 Mary Walker (born 1960), the Instrument Systems Manager for the OSIRIS-REx Mission. JPL · 84926
84928 Oliversacks 2003 WE13 Oliver Sacks, CBE, English neurologist and author JPL · 84928
84943 Timothylinn 2003 WC148 Timothy Linn (born 1970), the Systems Engineering Manager for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. JPL · 84943
84945 Solosky 2003 WP153 Phil (born 1945) and Sueko (born 1950) Solosky were active members of the Sunset Astronomical Society in Michigan in the 1970s. JPL · 84945
84951 Kenwilson 2003 XX4 Kenneth Dale Wilson (born 1954) is the former planetarium director with the Virginia Museum of Natural Sciences and a co-author of several books on amateur astronomy JPL · 84951
84991 Bettyphilpotts 2003 YM94 Betty Philpotts Wilson, a board member of the Richmond Astronomical Society and was their first female President. JPL · 84991
84994 Amysimon 2003 YW106 Amy Simon (born 1971), the Deputy Instrument Scientist for the OVIRS instrument on OSIRIS-REx. JPL · 84994
84995 Zselic 2003 YB108 Zselic, one of Hungary`s most beautiful wooded regions. JPL · 84995
84996 Hortobágy 2003 YW110 Hortobágy National Park, an 800-square-km national park in eastern Hungary. JPL · 84996

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
83,001–84,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 84,001–85,000
Succeeded by
85,001–86,000