Meanings of minor planet names: 86001–87000

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]

86001–86100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
86043 Cévennes 1999 OE Cévennes National Park (French: Parc national des Cévennes), southern France, where the discovering Pises Observatory is located JPL · 86043

86101–86200Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
86196 Specula 1999 SC10 "Specula" is the old name for the Observatory of Eger (University), built in 1774 by count/bishop Károly Eszterházy, after whom the Eszterházy Károly University is named. The observatory is now a museum. JPL · 86196

86201–86300Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
86279 Brucegary 1999 UJ1 Bruce L. Gary (born 1939), an American astronomer and member of the Huachuca Astronomy Club, who has retired from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he specialized in lunar radio astronomy. He is currently noted for his contributions to amateur-professional collaboration in photometry of variable stars, comets and minor planets and owns the Hereford Arizona Observatory (G95) (Src). JPL · 86279

86301–86400Edit

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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

86401–86500Edit

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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

86501–86600Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
86551 Seth 2000 EE4 Seth James Brady (born 1994) is the son of New Zealand astronomer Nigel Brady who discovered this minor planet. JPL · 86551

86601–86700Edit

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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

86701–86800Edit

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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

86801–86900Edit

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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

86901–87000Edit

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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
85,001–86,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 86,001–87,000
Succeeded by
87,001–88,000