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Meanings of minor planet names: 407001–408000

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]

407001–407100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
407016 Danielerdag 2009 SZ21 Daniel Erdag (1999–2017) loved astronomy, chemistry and sports. He was a member of the Lomonosov Tournaments in astronomy, chemistry, geography and global studies. JPL · 407016

407101–407200Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

407201–407300Edit

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407243 Krapivin 2009 WQ100 Vladislav Krapivin (born 1938) is a Russian writer and poet, whose books involve high ideals of friendship, love, honor and loyalty. The main theme of his work is adult responsibility for children. The writer has created lots of fiction about space and parallel worlds JPL · 407243

407301–407400Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

407401–407500Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

407501–407600Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

407601–407700Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

407701–407800Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

407801–407900Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

407901–408000Edit

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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
406,001–407,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 407,001–408,000
Succeeded by
408,001–409,000