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Meanings of minor planet names: 96001–97000

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]

96001–96100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
96086 Toscanos 1006 T-2 Toscanos, Spain, where the ruins of a Phoenician colony are found JPL · 96086

96101–96200Edit

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96178 Rochambeau 1987 SA4 Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau (1725–1807), a commander of the French Expeditionary Force supporting the American revolution. JPL · 96178
96189 Pygmalion 1991 NT3 Pygmalion, god of ancient Greek mythology and name of the Greek sculptor who fell in love with his statue, Galatea. JPL · 96189
96192 Calgary 1991 TZ15 Calgary, Alberta, Canada MPC · 96192
96193 Edmonton 1991 TG16 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada MPC · 96193
96200 Oschin 1992 QR2 Samuel Oschin (1914–2003), an American entrepreneur and philanthropist. JPL · 96200

96201–96300Edit

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96205 Ararat 1992 ST16 Mount Ararat JPL · 96205
96206 Eschenberg 1992 SU17 The Eschenberg Observatory, near Winterthur in Switzerland, was founded in 1979 and attracts 3000 visitors a year. Since 1998 the public observatory has undertaken scientific tasks, especially observations of asteroids. JPL · 96206
96217 Gronchi 1993 RP2 Giovanni-Federico Gronchi, Italian astronomer JPL · 96217
96254 Hoyo 1995 DT2 Hōyo Kaikyō (Hōyo Strait), between the Japanese islands of Kyushu and Shikoku JPL · 96254
96268 Tomcarr 1995 SA55 Thomas D. Carr, American astronomer JPL · 96268

96301–96400Edit

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96327 Ullmann 1997 EJ50 Liv Ullmann (born 1938), Norwegian screen actress and movie director. JPL · 96327
96344 Scottweaver 1997 RH3 J. Scott Weaver (1940–2009), professor of Geology at Alfred University. JPL · 96344
96348 Toshiyukimariko 1997 TU26 Toshiyuki Miho (born 1951) and Mariko Miho (born 1956) work as lecturers in an astronomical class room to show the wonders of the night sky to the public. JPL · 96348

96401–96500Edit

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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

96501–96600Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
96506 Oberösterreich 1998 OR4 Oberösterreich (Upper Austria), one of the nine federal states of Austria JPL · 96506

96601–96700Edit

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96623 Leani 1999 ET4 Achille Leani, Italian astronomer and one of the founders of the International Union of Amateur Astronomers JPL · 96623

96701–96800Edit

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96747 Crespodasilva 1999 QQ2 Lucy D. Crespo da Silva, Brazilian-American astronomer and the object's discoverer, who died in 2000 at age 22 JPL · 96747

96801–96900Edit

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96876 Andreamanna 1999 TY10 Andrea Manna, Swiss journalist, guitar player, and amateur astronomer JPL · 96876

96901–97000Edit

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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
[[Meanings of minor planet names: -1001–{{{prefix}}}000|-1,001–{{{prefix}}}000]]
Meanings of minor planet names
[[List of minor planets: {{{prefix}}}001–1000|List of minor planets: {{{prefix}}}001–1,000]]
Succeeded by
1,001–2,000