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Meanings of minor planet names: 125001–126000

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]

125001–125100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
125071 Lugosi 2001 TX242 Béla Lugosi (1883–1956), Hungarian actor known for his portrayal of Bram Stoker's classic vampire story Count Dracula in the 1927 Broadway production and subsequent 1931 theatrical version. JPL · 125071
125076 Michelmayor 2001 UD6 Michel Mayor (born 1942) is a Swiss astrophysicist at Geneva University. JPL · 125076

125101–125200Edit

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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

125201–125300Edit

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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

125301–125400Edit

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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

125401–125500Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
125473 Keisaku 2001 WP14 Keisaku Ninomiya (1804–1862), a Japanese medical doctor who studied Western medicine and pharmaceutics under the German doctor Philipp Franz von Siebold in Nagasaki JPL · 125473
125476 Frangarcia 2001 WE16 Francisco Garcia (born 1959), Spanish amateur astronomer JPL · 125476

125501–125600Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
125592 Buthiers 2001 XO33 Buthiers Observatory (199), where this minor planet was discovered by French astronomer Jean-Claude Merlin JPL · 125592

125601–125700Edit

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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

125701–125800Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
125718 Jemasalomon 2001 XH105 Jean-Marc Salomon (1955–1981), French amateur astronomer; the 0.6-m telescope with which this minor planet was discovered is also named in his honour JPL · 125718

125801–125900Edit

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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

125901–126000Edit

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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
124,001–125,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 125,001–126,000
Succeeded by
126,001–127,000