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Meanings of minor planet names: 392001–393000

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]

392001–392100Edit

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

392101–392200Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
392120 Heidiursula 2009 FK30 Heidi Ursula Wallon Pizarro (born 1971), spouse of the discoverer Michael Todd. JPL · 392120
392142 Solheim 2009 HV19 Jan Erik Solheim (born 1938), Norwegian astronomer. JPL · 392142

392201–392300Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
392225 Lanzarote 2009 UN128 Lanzarote is a volcanic island, one of the seven Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. JPL · 392225

392301–392400Edit

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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

392401–392500Edit

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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

392501–392600Edit

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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

392601–392700Edit

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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

392701–392800Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
392728 Zdzisławłączny 2012 QJ52 Zdzisław Łączny (born 1947), who has demonstrated an extraordinary knowledge, help and kindness in the construction of astronomical observatories. He is a Polish electronics engineer and designer of the electronic components that allowed the automation and remote control of Rantiga Osservatorio. JPL · 392728

392801–392900Edit

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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

392901–393000Edit

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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
391,001–392,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 392,001–393,000
Succeeded by
393,001–394,000