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Meanings of minor planet names: 184001–185000

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]

184001–184100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
184011 Andypuckett 2004 FT4 Andrew W. Puckett (born 1977), an American college professor dedicated to creating authentic astronomical research opportunities for undergraduates and other ambitious young students. He is a discoverer of minor planets. JPL · 184011
184064 Miner 2004 GM Ellis D. Miner (born 1937) was a JPL astronomer and scientist on the science teams of Mariner and Viking spacecraft, Assistant Project Scientist for Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, and the Science Manager for Cassini–Huygens. He determined the rotational rate for asteroid 1566 Icarus in 1968 at JPL's Table Mountain Observatory. JPL · 184064
184096 Kazlauskas 2004 HB4 Algirdas Kazlauskas (born 1949), Lithuanian astronomer and deputy director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy at Vilnius University JPL · 184096

184101–184200Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

184201–184300Edit

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184275 Laffra 2005 AX Maurice Laffra (1886–1936) established the Orchestre Symphonique du Creusot in 1920 and served as its conductor during 1920–1922 JPL · 184275
184280 Yperion 2005 AQ47 Hyperion (Yperion), from Greek mythology. The Trojan prince was one of the many sons of King Priam. JPL · 184280

184301–184400Edit

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184318 Fosanelli 2005 GC1 Patrik Fosanelli (born 1945), an active French amateur astronomer, involved in spectroscopy research at the Osenbach Observatory (630) in France. JPL · 184318

184401–184500Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

184501–184600Edit

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184501 Pimprenelle 2005 PV5 Caroline Christophe (born 1978), daughter of French amateur astronomer Bernard Christophe who discovered this minor planet. Her nickname, Pimprenelle, was a puppet character on the 1970s French television show Bonne nuit les petits JPL · 184501
184508 Courroux 2005 PR16 The Swiss village of Courroux, located near Delémont in the Jura Mountains JPL · 184508
184535 Audouze 2005 QN30 Jean Audouze (born 1940), French astrophysicist JPL · 184535

184601–184700Edit

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184620 Pippobattaglia 2005 RA24 Pippo Battaglia [it] (born 1947), Italian science popularizer and author of numerous books on astronomy JPL · 184620

184701–184800Edit

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184784 Bettiepage 2005 TZ41 Bettie Page (1923–2008), an American model and actor who became known as The Queen of the Pin-ups. JPL · 184784

184801–184900Edit

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184878 Gotlib 2005 UK187 Marcel Gotlieb (1934–2016), a French cartoonist from Paris known for the comics magazines L'Écho des savanes and Fluide Glacial JPL · 184878

184901–185000Edit

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184930 Gobbihilda 2005 VU4 Hilda Gobbi (1913–1988), one of Hungary's most recognizable character actresses. JPL · 184930

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
183,001–184,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 184,001–185,000
Succeeded by
185,001–186,000