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Meanings of minor planet names: 111001–112000

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]

111001–111100Edit

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

111101–111200Edit

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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

111201–111300Edit

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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

111301–111400Edit

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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

111401–111500Edit

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111468 Alba Regia 2001 YD5 Alba Regia, "White Region", the Roman name of the Hungarian town of Székesfehérvár, birthplace of the second discoverer JPL · 111468

111501–111600Edit

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111558 Barrett 2002 AZ Michael Barrett (born 1955), American amateur astronomer and eclipse chaser JPL · 111558
111561 Giovanniallevi 2002 AH3 Giovanni Allevi (born 1969) is an Italian piano soloist and composer of contemporary music. JPL · 111561
111570 Ágasvár 2002 AG11 Ágasvár, a 635 m peak in the Mátra Mountains, and its Ágasvár hostel, a mountain station of Hungarian amateur astronomers JPL · 111570
111594 Ráktanya 2002 AX66 Ráktanya, a famed hostel in the Bakony Mountains in Hungary JPL · 111594

111601–111700Edit

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111660 Jimgray 2002 AP205 Jim Gray (1944–2007), an American computer scientist who received the Turing Award in 1998 JPL · 111660
111661 Mamiegeorge 2002 BP Mamie George (1877–1971) and Albert George (1873–1955), husband and wife, founded the George Foundation in 1945 to promote the future of Fort Bend County, Texas JPL · 111661
111696 Helenorman 2002 CU14 Helen Belton Orman (1938–2004), American professor and artist JPL · 111696

111701–111800Edit

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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

111801–111900Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
111818 Deforest 2002 DT Craig Edward DeForest (born 1968), an American solar physicist JPL · 111818

111901–112000Edit

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111913 Davidgans 2002 GD David Gans (1541–1613), a Jewish chronicler, mathematician, geographer and astronomer JPL · 111913

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
110,001–111,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 111,001–112,000
Succeeded by
112,001–113,000