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Meanings of minor planet names: 233001–234000

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]

233001–233100Edit

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

233101–233200Edit

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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

233201–233300Edit

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233292 Brianschmidt 2006 BV Brian Schmidt (born 1967), American physicist, who won the who the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe, using supernovae as standard candles JPL · 233292

233301–233400Edit

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233383 Assisneto 2006 EP Vicente Ferreira de Assis Neto (1936–2004), a Brazilian amateur astronomer. JPL · 233383

233401–233500Edit

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233472 Moorcroft 2006 KB143 Donald Ross Moorcroft (born 1935), a Canadian physicist. JPL · 233472

233501–233600Edit

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233522 Moye 2007 HB4 Marcel Moye (1873–1939), a founding member of the Flammarion Astronomical Society of Montpellier, which administered the Babote Observatory from 1902 to 1922. JPL · 233522
233547 Luxun 2007 JR27 Lu Xun (or Lu Hsün), the pen name of Zhou Shuren (1881–1936), one of the major Chinese writers of the twentieth century. JPL · 233547
233559 Pizzetti 2007 PJ Gianpaolo Pizzetti (born 1961), an Italian amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets at the Lumezzane Observatory (130) JPL · 233559

233601–233700Edit

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233653 Rether 2008 QR Hagen Rether (born 1969), a Romanian-born German political cabaret artist who studied music at the Folkwang University of the Arts JPL · 233653
233661 Alytus 2008 QZ32 The city of Alytus in southern Lithuania JPL · 233661

233701–233800Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
233707 Alfons 2008 SA83 Emmanuel Peterfalvi (born 1967), known as "Alfons", is a French-German cabaret artist. JPL · 233707

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233880 Urbanpriol 2008 WF93 Urban Priol (born 1961), a German cabaret artist. JPL · 233880
233893 Honthyhanna 2008 YW5 Hanna Honthy (1893–1978), a Hungarian opera singer and actress. JPL · 233893

233901–234000Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
233943 Falera 2008 YW5 The Swiss mountain village of Falera, location of the Mirasteilas Observatory where this asteroid was discovered JPL · 233943
233967 Vierkant 2010 BN4 Gisela Vierkant (1919–), mother of the discoverer Rainer Kracht JPL · 233967

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
232,001–233,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 233,001–234,000
Succeeded by
234,001–235,000