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Meanings of minor planet names: 158001–159000

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]

158001–158100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
158092 Frasercain 2000 WM68 Fraser Cain (born 1971), Canadian engineer, book and magazine author, YouTuber and astronomy popularizer, and publisher of Universe Today JPL · 158092

158101–158200Edit

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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

158201–158300Edit

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158222 Manicolas 2001 SP169 Marie-Annick Nicolas (born 1956), Swiss violinist, born in Le Creusot, France, location of the Le Creusot Observatory (504) where this minor planet was discovered JPL · 158222
158241 Yutonagatomo 2001 TF14 Yuto Nagatomo (born 1986), Japanese football player for the J-League's Tokyo Football Club JPL · 158241

158301–158400Edit

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158329 Stevekent 2001 VJ127 Stephen Kent (born 1952), American astronomer with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey who studies the structure of galaxies and clusters JPL · 158329

158401–158500Edit

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158472 Tiffanyfinley 2002 CC274 Tiffany J. Finley (born 1976) is a principal engineer at the Southwest Research Institute. She served as the Science Operations Center Manager for the New Horizons Mission to Pluto. JPL · 158472

158501–158600Edit

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158520 Ricardoferreira 2002 FR1 Ricardo Ferreira (born 1928), Brazilian physicochemist JPL · 158520
158589 Snodgrass 2002 MQ4 Colin Snodgrass (born 1981), British astronomer at the European Southern Observatory JPL · 158589

158601–158700Edit

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158623 Perali 2003 BS4 Mirella Perali (born 1931), Italian amateur astronomer, author of several biographies of scientists and essays on the interplay between astronomy and classical literature JPL · 158623
158657 Célian 2003 EF Célian Hernandez (born 2010), the second son of astronomer Michel Hernandez, one of the discoverers at the Observatory of Saint-Veran in France JPL · 158657

158701–158800Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

158801–158900Edit

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158899 Malloryvale 2004 QO Mallory Vale (born 1986), observer at the Table Mountain Observatory in California who made astrometric measurements of near-Earth objects and comets JPL · 158899

158901–159000Edit

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158913 Kreider 2004 RC25 Christian Kreider (born 1957), French amateur astronomer JPL · 158913

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
157,001–158,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 158,001–159,000
Succeeded by
159,001–160,000