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Meanings of minor planet names: 191001–192000

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]

191001–191100Edit

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

191101–191200Edit

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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

191201–191300Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
191282 Feustel 2003 FS Andrew Feustel (born 1965), American/Canadian NASA astronaut and member of the crew who serviced the Hubble Telescope during space shuttle mission STS-125 in 2009 JPL · 191282

191301–191400Edit

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191341 Lánczos 2003 QC31 Kornél Lánczos (1893–1974), a Hungarian physicist and mathematician. JPL MPC · 191341

191401–191500Edit

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191494 Berndkoch 2003 UE5 Bernd Koch (born 1955), German physicist, amateur astronomer and a discoverer of minor planets JPL · 191494

191501–191600Edit

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191582 Kikadolfi 2003 YK69 Federica Dolfi (born 1971), Italian amateur astronomer and collaborator at the Pistoia Mountains Astronomical Observatory JPL · 191582

191601–191700Edit

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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

191701–191800Edit

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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

191801–191900Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
191856 Almáriván 2004 VW69 Iván Almár (born 1932), Hungarian astronomer and space scientist, who proposed the San Marino Scale JPL · 191856
191857 Illéserzsébet 2004 VA70 Erzsébet Illés (born 1936), Hungarian astronomer and planetary scientist JPL · 191857

191901–192000Edit

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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
190,001–191,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 191,001–192,000
Succeeded by
192,001–193,000