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Meanings of minor planet names: 232001–233000

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 being officially published by the MPC.

232001–232100Edit

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

232101–232200Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

232201–232300Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

232301–232400Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

232401–232500Edit

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232409 Dubes 2003 EU1 Alain Dubes (1935–2016), a French amateur astronomer. JPL · 232409

232501–232600Edit

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232553 Randypeterson 2003 SX218 Randy Peterson (born 1948), a visual observer and longtime member of the American East Valley Astronomy Club of Phoenix, Arizona JPL · 232553

232601–232700Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

232701–232800Edit

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232763 Eliewiesel 2004 PC27 Elie Wiesel (1928–2016), a Romanian-born American Jewish writer, human rights activist and recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace JPL · 232763

232801–232900Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

232901–233000Edit

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232923 Adalovelace 2005 AA29 Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (1815–1852), daughter of George Gordon Byron, was an English mathematician and writer known mainly for her work on Babbage's analytical engine. JPL · 232923
232949 Muhina 2005 EN8 The Museum of Natural History (Muhina) of Fribourg in Switzerland, founded in 1823, assures the conservation of its collections and offers unique information and research possibilities to researchers. JPL · 232949

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.


Preceded by
231,001–232,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 232,001–233,000
Succeeded by
233,001–234,000