Meanings of minor planet names: 243001–244000

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]

243001–243100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
243002 Lemmy 2006 TG119 Lemmy (1945–2015) was an English musician, singer and songwriter whose music helped set the foundations for the heavy metal genre JPL · 243002
243073 Freistetter 2007 HT3 Florian Freistetter [de] (born 1977), an astronomer and science writer. JPL · 243073
243094 Dirlewanger 2007 RU8 Wolfgang Dirlewanger (born 1953), leader of dental clinic in Nagold, Germany JPL · 243094
243096 Klauswerner 2007 RX15 Klaus Werner (born 1957), German astronomer and professor of astronomy at the University of Tübingen JPL · 243096
243097 Batavia 2007 RF16 The fort of Batavia (Castro Batava) was a Roman frontier fort (1st to 5th century AD) in the area of Passau in Bavaria, Germany. JPL · 243097

243101–243200Edit

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243109 Hansludwig 2007 RT132 Hans-Ludwig Neumann [de] (1938–1991), a German physicist and amateur astronomer. From 1976 to 1991, he was the president of the Physical society (German: Physikalischer Verein [de]) based in Frankfurt am Main. JPL · 243109

243201–243300Edit

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243204 Kubanchoria 2007 UA5 The Kuban Cossack Choir, a folkloric Russian ensemble, was founded on 1811 and named on the occasion of its 200th anniversary on 12 October 2011 (M.P.C. 76677). JPL · 243204
243262 Korkosz 2007 YV47 Frank and John Korkosz, of Chicopee, Massachusetts, were pioneers in the development of mid-sized, high-quality planetariums. JPL · 243262
243285 Fauvaud 2008 CJ181 Stéphane Fauvaud (born 1968), an active French amateur astronomer JPL · 243285

243301–243400Edit

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243320 Jackuipers 2008 SG12 Jack Kuipers (1921–2016), an American aerospace engineer and mathematician. He taught mathematics at Calvin College for 20 years after a 17-year engineering career in the aerospace industry and is known for his book on quaternions: Quaternions and rotation Sequences: a Primer with Applications to Orbits, Aerospace, and Virtual Reality ( Src). JPL · 243320
243381 Alessio 2008 YM4 Alessio Muler (born 2002), second son of Argentine-born Spanish amateur astronomer Gustavo Muler, who co-discovered this minor planet JPL · 243381

243401–243500Edit

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243440 Colonia 2009 FD2 Colonia (Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium) is the Roman name for Cologne, Germany's fourth-largest city, founded in the year 38 BC by the Romans. JPL · 243440
243458 Bubulina 2009 QQ38 Marina Denisa Botofan (2008–2010), nicknamed "Bubulina", who lived in Constanta, Romania, and died in Pavia, Italy, of lymphoblastic leukemia. JPL · 243458
243491 Mühlviertel 2009 UH19 Muehlviertel, the northernmost of the four districts of Upper Austria. JPL · 243491

243501–243600Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
243516 Marklarsen 2009 FD2 Mark Larson (born 1962), a senior scientist at the Space Dynamics Laboratory at Utah State University, responsible for the camera aboard the WISE spacecraft JPL · 243516
243526 Russwalker 2010 DY28 Russ Walker (born 1931), an astronomer specializing in infrared observations of small Solar System bodies JPL · 243526
243529 Petereisenhardt 2010 DO50 Peter Eisenhardt (born 1957) is the project scientist for the WISE mission and a former member of the Spitzer Infrared Array Camera science team. JPL · 243529
243536 Mannheim 2010 EQ111 Mannheim, a German city in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg JPL · 243536
243546 Fengchuanliu 2010 JH61 Fengchuan Liu (born 1965), an expert in cryogenic physics who served as the project manager for the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer and NEOWISE projects and who has worked on a number of other NASA low temperature physics experiments JPL · 243546
243591 Ignacostantino 1998 RG3 Ignazio Costantino (born 1960), an Italian amateur astronomer, electrionic engineer, and a sailor JPL · 243591

243601–243700Edit

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243637 Frosinone 1999 TZ10 Named Frusna in ancient Volscan and Frusino by the Romans, Frosinone is a provincial administrative seat and the discoverer's birthplace. JPL · 243637

243701–243800Edit

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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

243801–243900Edit

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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

243901–244000Edit

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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

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
242,001–243,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 243,001–244,000
Succeeded by
244,001–245,000