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Meanings of minor planet names: 89001–90000

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]

89001–89100Edit

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

89101–89200Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
89131 Phildevries 2001 UC12 Phil DeVries (born 1952), American entomologist, recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship JPL · 89131

89201–89300Edit

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89264 Sewanee 2001 VN2 The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, home institution of the Cordell-Lorenz Observatory JPL · 89264
89282 Suzieimber 2001 VD17 Suzie Imber (born 1983) is a planetary scientist, an accomplished mountaineer, elite sportswoman, and TV personality. She is a direct and powerful inspiration for the next generation through her extensive STEM outreach activities, presenting to many thousands of school children about space exploration. JPL · 89282

89301–89400Edit

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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

89401–89500Edit

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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

89501–89600Edit

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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

89601–89700Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
89664 Pignata 2001 YU5 Giuliano Pignata (born 1972), Italian astronomer, member of the Asiago-DLR Asteroid Survey (ADAS) JPL · 89664

89701–89800Edit

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89735 Tommei 2002 AM Giacomo Tommei (born 1978), Italian mathematician who works in the field of Celestial Mechanics JPL · 89735
89739 Rampazzi 2002 AL7 Francesca Rampazzi, Italian communications specialist, responsible for the National Telescope Galileo and the maintenance of the Asiago Astrophysical Observatory's ADAS archive JPL · 89739

89801–89900Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
89818 Jureskvarč 2002 AX203 Jure Skvarč, Slovenian software engineer, who created the data-analysis software for the minor planet and comet search project at the Črni Vrh Observatory and in the Astrovirtel survey of the University of Padua JPL · 89818

89901–90000Edit

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89903 Post 2002 DL3 Cecil Post (born 1917), American amateur astronomer and former engineer in the antenna section of the physical sciences laboratory in Las Cruces, New Mexico JPL · 89903
89909 Linie 2002 ET2 Linie, avant-garde association of artists active in Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic, 1931–1939 JPL · 89909
89956 Leibacher 2002 LJ5 John W. Leibacher (born 1941), American solar astronomer JPL · 89956
89973 Aranyjános 2002 RR117 János Arany (1817–1882), a Hungarian writer, poet, journalist and translator, who 0 wrote more than 40 ballads (translated into over 50 languages), as well as the Toldi trilogy, to mention his most famous works. He is considered to be the most literary Hungarian writer JPL · 89973

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
88,001–89,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 89,001–90,000
Succeeded by
90,001–91,000