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Meanings of minor planet names: 286001–287000

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]

286001–286100Edit

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

286101–286200Edit

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286162 Tatarka 2001 TD259 Dominik Tatarka (1913–1989), a Slovak writer, essayist, screenwriter and translator of French authors into Slovak JPL · 286162

286201–286300Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

286301–286400Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

286401–286500Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

286501–286600Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

286601–286700Edit

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286693 Kodaitis 2002 FD14 Bernardas Kodaitis [lt] (1879–1957), German-born Lithuanian astronomer, professor at Kaunas and Vilnius universities, who founded the astronomical observatory in Kaunas in Lithuania JPL · 286693

286701–286800Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

286801–286900Edit

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286841 Annemieke 2002 NK57 Sara Annemieke Meyer (born 1976), a biologist and the wife of German discoverer Maik Meyer JPL · 286841
286842 Joris 2002 NL57 Joris Benjamin Meyer (born 2003) is the son of German discoverer Maik Meyer JPL · 286842

286901–287000Edit

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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
285,001–286,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 286,001–287,000
Succeeded by
287,001–288,000