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Meanings of minor planet names: 317001–318000

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.

317001–317100Edit

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

317101–317200Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

317201–317300Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

317301–317400Edit

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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

317401–317500Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

317501–317600Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

317601–317700Edit

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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

317701–317800Edit

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317715 Guydetienne 2003 QJ31 Guy Detienne (born 1950), a Belgian amateur astronomer. JPL · 317715

317801–317900Edit

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317809 Marot 2003 SL228 Clément Marot (1496–1544), a French poet of the Renaissance and the official poet of King Francois I. JPL · 317809

317901–318000Edit

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317917 Jodelle 2003 UH313 Etienne Jodelle (1532–1573), a French dramatist and poet. JPL · 317917

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
316,001–317,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 317,001–318,000
Succeeded by
318,001–319,000