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Meanings of minor planet names: 147001–148000

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]

147001–147100Edit

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

147101–147200Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

147201–147300Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

147301–147400Edit

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147397 Bobhazel 2003 FO7 Robert Sealy (1927–2002) and Hazel Sealy (born 1930), American founders of the Seaside Amateur Astronomers of Seaside, Oregon, and friends of the discoverer, James Whitney Young JPL · 147397

147401–147500Edit

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147421 Gárdonyi 2003 GG Géza Gárdonyi (1863–1922), Hungarian writer and journalist JPL · 147421

147501–147600Edit

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147595 Gojkomitić 2004 GE20 Gojko Mitić (born 1940), Serbian actor, director and stuntman. He starred as a Native American in several German Western movies and at the Karl May Festival in Bad Segeberg. JPL · 147595

147601–147700Edit

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147693 Piccioni 2005 CQ77 Giuseppe Piccioni (born 1965), Italian astronomer and expert on infrared imaging sensors JPL · 147693

147701–147800Edit

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147736 Raxavinic 2005 NC1 Airline pilot trainee Rapha, experimental physicist Xavier and software engineer Vince, are the sons of the discoverer and his wife Nicole "Nicnac" Bosmans, a secretary at Brussels University JPL · 147736
147766 Elisatoffoli 2005 QB39 Elisa Toffoli (born 1977), an Italian singer-songwriter. JPL · 147766

147801–147900Edit

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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

147901–148000Edit

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147918 Chiayi 2006 UU214 Chiayi County in southwestern Taiwan, location of the Lulin Observatory where this minor planet was discovered JPL · 147918
147971 Nametoko 1994 WF Nametoko Ravine is a narrow canyon in the Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park, Japan, located in the south of Ehime Prefecture JPL · 147971

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
146,001–147,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 147,001–148,000
Succeeded by
148,001–149,000