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Meanings of minor planet names: 118001–119000

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]

118001–118100Edit

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

118101–118200Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
118102 Rinjani 2254 T-3 Rinjani, the 3726-m active volcano situated in Indonesia on the island of Lombok. JPL · 118102
118172 Vorgebirge 1989 GU6 Vorgebirge (Rheinland) [de] a foothills located west of the Rhine. The long ridge extends from Bonn to Cologne JPL · 118172
118173 Barmen 1991 GZ10 The German city of Barmen (now incorporated into Wuppertal), whence the 1934 Synod issued the Barmen Declaration defining Protestant opposition to the National-Socialist ideology JPL · 118173
118178 Rinckart 1992 SJ26 Martin Rinckart (1586-1649), a German author, composer, and theologian, who wrote the ecumenical hymn Nun danket alle Gott ("Now thank we all our God") JPL · 118178
118194 Sabinagarroni 1994 SG Sabina Garroni (born 1972), Italian amateur astronomer JPL · 118194

118201–118300Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
118214 Agnesediboemia 1996 AG1 Agnese di Boemia (1211–1282), princess Anezka of the Premyslid family JPL · 118214
118230 Sado 1996 WY2 Sado island, in the Sea of Japan, the place where Noh drama (one of the "World's Intangible Cultural Treasures") was born JPL · 118230

118301–118400Edit

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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

118401–118500Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
118401 LINEAR 1999 RE70 Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR), an astronomical survey which discovered numerous minor planets. This object is classified both as asteroid and comet (176P/LINEAR). JPL · 118401
118418 Yangmei 1999 TP18 The Central Academy of Fine Arts (Yangmei) is China's top institution of higher art education and a world-renowned art school. Since its establishment in 1918, CAFA has played a leading role in the development of Chinese art, as well as art education. JPL · 118418

118501–118600Edit

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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

118601–118700Edit

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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

118701–118800Edit

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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

118801–118900Edit

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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

118901–119000Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
118945 Rikhill 2000 WS68 Richard E. Hill (born 1949), American amateur astronomer who turned professional, known for his outreach activities. He worked with the Catalina Sky Survey, searching for potentially hazardous objects, and is a discoverer of minor planets and several comets such as 195P/Hill. JPL · 118945

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
117,001–118,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 118,001–119,000
Succeeded by
119,001–120,000