Meanings of minor planet names: 223001–224000

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]

223001–223100Edit

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

223101–223200Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

223201–223300Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

223301–223400Edit

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223360 Švankmajer 2003 SV4 Jan Švankmajer (born 1934), a Czech graphic artist and film-maker, well known for his surreal, nightmarish as well as somewhat funny pictures, creations and animations. Among his best known movies are Alice, Faust and Conspirators of Pleasure, as well as his animations and gadgets of comedy Dinner for Adele JPL · 223360

223401–223500Edit

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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

223501–223600Edit

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223566 Petignat 2004 FL17 Gautier Petignat (born 1941), an active member of the Jura Astronomy Society (French: Société jurassienne d'astronomie) in Switzerland JPL · 223566

223601–223700Edit

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223633 Rosnyaîné 2004 KJ1 J.-H. Rosny aîné (1856–1940), a French author of Belgian origin, considered to be one of the fathers of modern science fiction JPL · 223633
223685 Hartopp 2004 QC1 Ramon Hartopp (born 1965) has displayed great enthusiasm for the popularization and dissemination of astronomy and astronautics through courses, conferences and magazine articles, despite being autistic and having Asperger Syndrome. He is a member of AACastelldefels. JPL · 223685

223701–223800Edit

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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

223801–223900Edit

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223877 Kutler 2004 TO367 Brendan Kutler (1992–2009), an accomplished programmer, scientist, artist, Japanese scholar, tennis player and music editor for the online magazine The 8th Circuit, lifted fellow Summer Science Program alumni with his brilliance and selfless, upbeat attitude throughout their minor-planet orbit-determination project. JPL · 223877

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223950 Mississauga 2004 XY35 Mississauga, Ontario, is Canada's sixth largest city. JPL · 223950

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
222,001–223,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 223,001–224,000
Succeeded by
224,001–225,000