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Meanings of minor planet names: 183001–184000

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]

183001–183100Edit

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

183101–183200Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
183114 Vicques 2002 RU140 The Swiss municipality of Vicques, in the Jura Mountains, where this asteroid was discovered at the Jura Observatory JPL · 183114
183182 Weinheim 2002 SB51 The German town of Weinheim, located on the western side of the Odenwald mountain range near Heidelberg Germany JPL · 183182

183201–183300Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
183287 Deisenstein 2002 TJ318 Daniel Eisenstein (born 1970), an American astronomer with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 183287
183288 Eyer 2002 TH331 Laurent Eyer (born 1965), a Swiss astronomer with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 183288
183294 Langbroek 2002 TB382 Marco Langbroek (born 1970), Dutch archeologist and amateur astronomer, who also observes meteors as a member of the Dutch Meteor Society JPL · 183294

183301–183400Edit

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183357 Rickshelton 2002 VT129 Richard G. Shelton (born 1957), Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, served as a Senior Mission Operations Analyst for the New Horizons mission to Pluto. JPL · 183357

183401–183500Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
183403 Gal 2002 XW115 Roy Gal (born 1973), an American astronomer with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 183403

183501–183600Edit

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183560 Křišťan 2003 KO18 Christian of Prachatice (1360–1368), medieval Czech astronomer JPL · 183560

183601–183700Edit

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183635 Helmi 2003 UF413 Amina Helmi (born 1970), an Argentinian-Dutch astronomer with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 183635

183701–183800Edit

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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

183801–183900Edit

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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

183901–184000Edit

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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
182,001–183,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 183,001–184,000
Succeeded by
184,001–185,000

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