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Meanings of minor planet names: 229001–230000

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]

229001–229100Edit

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

229101–229200Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

229201–229300Edit

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229255 Andrewelliott 2005 AJ Andrew John Elliott (1946–2010), a British observer who pioneered the use of low-light devices, precision timing and video methods in observing short-lived phenomena. JPL · 229255

229301–229400Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

229401–229500Edit

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229425 Grosspointner 2005 TW50 Peter Grosspointner (born 1960), a well-known Austrian amateur astronomer and treasurer of the Astronomischer Arbeitskreis Salzkammergut, one of Austria's largest astronomical societies. JPL · 229425
229440 Filimon 2005 UE6 Erwin Filimon (born 1959), a well-known Austrian amateur astronomer and long-term Chairman of the Astronomischer Arbeitskreis Salzkammergut, one of Austria's largest astronomical societies. JPL · 229440

229501–229600Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

229601–229700Edit

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229631 Cluny 2006 ER The city of Cluny is in the Saône-et-Loire department (Burgundy, France), 20 km north west of Mâcon. JPL · 229631

229701–229800Edit

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229737 Porthos 2007 HO4 Porthos, a fictional character in Dumas' novels The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After and The Vicomte de Bragelonne. (Also see 227930 Athos and 227962 Aramis.) JPL · 229737
229762 Gǃkúnǁʼhòmdímà 2007 UK126 Gǃkúnǁʼhòmdímà is the beautiful aardvark girl of Jul'hoan mythology who sometimes appears in stories as a python and sometimes as an elephant. She defends her people and punishes wrongdoers using gǁámígǁàmì spines, a raincloud full of hail, and her magical oryx horn G!ò'é !Hú. The satellite is being named G!ò'é !Hú. JPL · 229762
229777 ENIAC 2008 MX4 ENIAC or Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, the first general-purpose electronic computer, a Turing-complete, digital computer capable of being reprogrammed to solve a full range of computing problems. JPL · 229777
229781 Arthurmcdonald 2008 PS1 Arthur B. McDonald (born 1943) is a Canadian physicist who received the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics for his discovery of neutrino oscillations, showing that the neutrino has mass. MPC · 229781

229801–229900Edit

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229836 Wladimarinello 2009 QR34 Wladimiro Marinello, Italian amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets JPL · 229836
229864 Sichouzhilu 2009 TC26 Sichouzhilu (Silk Road) was an ancient network of trade and cultural transmission routes that connected Chang'an, China to the Mediterranean Sea. The Chang'an-Tianshan corridor was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2014. JPL · 229864
229900 Emmagreaves 2009 VO42 Emma Jane Greaves (born 1976), daughter of British discoverer Norman Falla JPL · 229900

229901–230000Edit

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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
228,001–229,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 229,001–230,000
Succeeded by
230,001–231,000