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Meanings of minor planet names: 113001–114000

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]

113001–113100Edit

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

113101–113200Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

113201–113300Edit

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113202 Kisslászló 2002 RY111 László L. Kiss (born 1972), a Hungarian astronomer, a founding member of the Szeged Asteroid Program and a discoverer of minor planets. He is a long-time friend of astronomer Krisztián Sárneczky, who discovered this minor planet. JPL · 113202
113203 Szabó 2002 RC112 Gyula M. Szabó (born 1979), a Hungarian astronomer, a founding member of the Szeged Asteroid Program and a discoverer of minor planets JPL · 113203
113214 Vinkó 2002 RT118 József Vinkó (born 1965), a Hungarian astronomer and head of the Bright Supernova Observing Group at the University of Szeged JPL · 113214
113256 Prüm 2002 RF138 The German town of Prüm, located in the Eifel region of western Germany JPL · 113256

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113333 Tyler 2002 RR211 David Bruce Valentine Tyler (born 1941), a British amateur astronomer and telescope maker who has assisted others through advice and creating accessories in his workshop. He is known for his solar observations and images. The British Astronomical Association awarded him its Merlin medal in 2012. JPL · 113333
113355 Gessler 2002 RW240 Nick Gessler (born 1945), an American co-director of UCLA's Human Complex Systems Program, and prolific meteorite discoverer JPL · 113355
113388 Davidmartinez 2002 SS16 David Martinez Delgado (born 1970) has searched and characterized the Sagittarius tidal stream and studied this satellite's interaction with our galaxy using theoretical simulations. He also discovered a tidal tail in the Ursa Minor satellite galaxy. JPL · 113388
113390 Helvetia 2002 SU19 Helvetia is the Latin name for Switzerland, where this asteroid was discovered. Helvetia is also an allegorical figure, symbol for the nation. JPL · 113390
113394 Niebur 2002 SN21 Susan Niebur (1978–2012), American astrophysicist and Discovery Program Scientist at NASA (Src) JPL · 113394
113395 Curtniebur 2002 SZ21 Curt Niebur (born 1972), American scientist responsible for NASA's New Frontiers program including the management of the program's first mission, New Horizons (Src) JPL · 113395

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113405 Itomori 2002 SS24 Itomori is a fictional Japanese town depicted in the anime movie Your Name that was destroyed by the impact of a comet fragment. JPL · 113405
113415 Rauracia 2002 SN28 Rauracia, a group of Celts who settled in the Jura area of Switzerland around 400 B.C. and the name of the official anthem of the Swiss canton of Jura. This Hilda asteroid was the first unusual object discovered at the Jurassien-Vicques Observatory. JPL · 113415
113461 McCay 2002 SX50 Winsor McCay (1869–1934) was an American illustrator and one of the first creators of animated films. His best-known works are the cartoon strips Dream of the Rarebit Fiend and Little Nemo in Slumberland, and the animated film Gertie the Dinosaur. In 1996, he was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame. JPL · 113461

113501–113600Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

113601–113700Edit

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113659 Faltona 2002 TQ85 Faltona, an Italian village located in the Pratomagno mountain range of Tuscany JPL · 113659

113701–113800Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

113801–113900Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

113901–114000Edit

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113949 Bahcall 2002 TV313 John N. Bahcall (1934–2005), an American astrophysicist JPL · 113949
113950 Donbaldwin 2002 TC315 Donald R. Baldwin (1938–2003), was the co-founder and treasurer of the Astrophysical Research Consortium, important to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 113950
113951 Artdavidsen 2002 TM349 Arthur Davidsen (1944–2001), pioneer in the field of ultraviolet spectroscopy JPL · 113951
113952 Schramm 2002 TM352 David Schramm (1945–1997), an American theoretical astrophysicist JPL · 113952

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
112,001–113,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 113,001–114,000
Succeeded by
114,001–115,000