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Meanings of minor planet names: 108001–109000

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]

108001–108100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
108072 Odifreddi 2001 FN168 Piergiorgio Odifreddi (born 1950), an Italian mathematician and logician. JPL · 108072

108101–108200Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
108113 Maza 2001 GK1 José Maza Sancho (born 1948) has discovered 100 supernovae in 30 years of searching.From 1990 to 1996 he participated in the Calán-Tololo project calibrating type Ia supernovae for cosmological applications. JPL · 108113
108140 Alir 2001 HO Alphonse and Irène Hernandez, parents of one of the discoverers JPL · 108140

108201–108300Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
108201 Di Blasi 2001 HJ22 Giuseppe Di Blasi (1988–2005), cousin of Italian astronomer Dario Di Maria, one of the uncredited discoverers at the Farra d'Isonzo Observatory JPL · 108201
108205 Baccipaolo 2001 HF23 Paolo Bacci (born 1968), Italian amateur astronomer, member of the Gruppo Astrofili Montagna Pistoiese, and a discoverer of minor planets JPL · 108205

108301–108400Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
108382 Karencilevitz 2001 KM21 Karen Cilevitz (born 1957), South African-born Canadian amateur astronomer, member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada JPL · 108382

108401–108500Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
108496 Sullenberger 2001 KD64 Chesley Sullenberger (born 1951), a former US Airways airline captain, is celebrated for successfully landing his disabled airliner on the Hudson River off Manhattan without loss of life on 15 January 2009. JPL · 108496

108501–108600Edit

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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

108601–108700Edit

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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

108701–108800Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
108720 Kamikuroiwa 2001 OT23 Kamikuroiwa Iwakage Iseki, located in the town of Kuma Kogen, is the oldest grotto in Japan JPL · 108720

108801–108900Edit

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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

108901–109000Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
108953 Pieraerts 2001 PM29 Godfried Thomas Pieraerts [nl] (1908–1984), a Flemish Norbertine Father at the Norbertine Abbey of Park Louvain (Belgium) and founder of the Mira observatory in Belgium JPL · 108953

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
107,001–108,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 108,001–109,000
Succeeded by
109,001–110,000