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Meanings of minor planet names: 224001–225000

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]

224001–224100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
224027 Grégoire 2005 LV23 Grégoire Boissenot (born 1979), better known as Grégoire, is a French composer, author and singer. JPL · 224027
224067 Colemila 2005 NO29 Cole Osmonson (born 2016) and Mila Rodriguez (born 2016) are great-grandchildren of the discoverer JPL · 224067

224101–224200Edit

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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

224201–224300Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
224206 Pietchisson 2005 SY "Pietchisson", the name of an old isolated farmhouse in the Swiss Jura JPL · 224206

224301–224400Edit

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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

224401–224500Edit

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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

224501–224600Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
224592 Carnac 2005 YJ4 Carnac, Brittany, in north-western France. The site was already inhabited in prehistoric times, and is famous for its numerous Neolithic standing stones. JPL · 224592

224601–224700Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
224617 Micromégas 2005 YZ70 Micromégas, a short humoristic tale written by the French philosopher Voltaire in 1752. JPL · 224617
224693 Morganfreeman 2006 BO26 Morgan Freeman (born 1937), an American actor and director, nominated for Academy Awards five times, winning once for Million Dollar Baby (2004). JPL · 224693

224701–224800Edit

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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

224801–224900Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
224831 Neeffisis 2006 WV129 Christian Ernst Neeff [de] (1782–1849), a German physician, co-founder of the physics society "Physikalischer Verein" in 1824. JPL · 224831
224888 Cochingchu 2007 CC6 Coching Chu or Zhu Kezhen (1890–1974), a prominent Chinese meteorologist, geologist and educator JPL · 224888

224901–225000Edit

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224962 Michaelgrünewald 2007 ER26 Michael Grünewald (born 1965), the son-in-law of German discoverer Rolf Apitzsch JPL · 224962

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
223,001–224,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 224,001–225,000
Succeeded by
225,001–226,000