Meanings of minor planet names: 104001–105000

As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center (MPC), 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.

Official naming citations of newly named small Solar System bodies are published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars several times a year.[1] Recent citations can also be found on the JPL Small-Body Database (SBDB).[2] Until his death in 2016, German astronomer Lutz D. Schmadel compiled these citations into the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (DMP) and regularly updated the collection.[3][4] Based on Paul Herget's The Names of the Minor Planets,[5] Schmadel also researched the unclear origin of numerous asteroids, most of which had been named prior to World War II.  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "SBDB". New namings may only be added after official publication as the preannouncement of names is condemned by the Committee on Small Body Nomenclature.[6]

104001–104100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
104020 Heilbronn 2000 DL110 Heilbronn, a German city located on the Neckar river in the southern state of Baden-Württemberg. It was the home of physician, chemist and physicist Julius von Mayer (1814–1878), and houses Experimenta Heilbronn [de], the largest science centre in Germany. JPL · 104020
104052 Zachery 2000 EE15 Zachery Philip Brady (born 1990), son of New Zealand astronomer Nigel Brady who discovered this minor planet JPL · 104052

104101–104200Edit

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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

104201–104300Edit

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104210 Leeupton 2000 ES116 Lee Upton (born 1943), assistant director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory from 2000 to 2009 JPL · 104210

104301–104400Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

104401–104500Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

104501–104600Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

104601–104700Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

104701–104800Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

104801–104900Edit

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104896 Schwanden 2000 JL5 The Swiss village of Schwanden (officially known as Schwanden ob Sigriswil) is part of Sigriswil, in the canton of Berne, where the Sternwarte - Planetarium SIRIUS [de] – a public observatory and planetarium, was founded by Swiss teacher Theo Gyger (born 1939) in 2000. JPL · 104896

104901–105000Edit

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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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  2. ^ "JPL – Solar System Dynamics: Discovery Circumstances". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Herget, Paul (1968). The Names of the Minor Planets. Cincinnati, Ohio: Minor Planet Center, Cincinnati Observatory. OCLC 224288991.
  6. ^ "Guide to Minor Body Astrometry – When can I name my discovery?". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 20 July 2019.


Preceded by
103,001–104,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 104,001–105,000
Succeeded by
105,001–106,000