Meanings of minor planet names: 234001–235000

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]

234001–234100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
234026 Unioneastrofili 1998 SJ35 The Italian Amateur Astronomers Union (Italian: Unione Astrofili Italiani; UAI). It was founded in 1967, and counts over 1000 members and releases the peer-reviewed magazine Astronomia. The UAI has many research sections and undertakes scientific popularization and didactics, with the co-operation of the Ministry of Education and Universities. JPL · 234026

234101–234200Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

234201–234300Edit

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234294 Pappsándor 2000 YD32 Sándor Papp (born 1949) is a Hungarian amateur astronomer, who has made more than 100,000 visual brightness estimation of variable stars. JPL · 234294

234301–234400Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

234401–234500Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

234501–234600Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

234601–234700Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

234701–234800Edit

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234750 Amymainzer 2002 NX69 Amy Mainzer (born 1974) is an American astronomer and member of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) team. She was the principal investigator of a project to enhance WISE's ability to find new minor planets. The name was suggested by H. Bill. JPL · 234750
234761 Rainerkracht 2002 OU32 Rainer Kracht (born 1948), is a German amateur astronomer who discovered more than two hundred comets on images taken by the SOHO spacecraft. The Kracht group comets are named after him. Kracht is also a discoverer of minor planets. The name was suggested by H. Bill. JPL · 234761

234801–234900Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

234901–235000Edit

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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
233,001–234,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 234,001–235,000
Succeeded by
235,001–236,000