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Meanings of minor planet names: 144001–145000

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]

144001–144100

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
144096 Wiesendangen 2004 BV58 Wiesendangen, Switzerland, home of the discoverer Markus Griesser and his family JPL · 144096

144101–144200

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

144201–144300

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144296 Steviewonder 2004 DF Stevie Wonder (born 1950) is the stage name of Stevland Hardaway Morris. He is a blind American songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist. He has recorded more than 30 U.S. top ten hits and received 25 Grammy Awards. JPL · 144296

144301–144400

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144303 Mirellabreschi 2004 DD7 Mirella Breschi (born 1940), wife of the Italian amateur astronomer Giancarlo Fagioli who co-discovered this minor planet JPL · 144303
144333 Marcinkiewicz 2004 DT25 Ekhard Marcinkiewicz (born 1928), Austrian amateur solar astronomer (Src) JPL · 144333
144386 Emmabirath 2004 DB71 Emma M. Birath (born 1974) is a data analyst at Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Colorado. She built instrument software sequences for the New Horizons Mission to Pluto. JPL · 144386

144401–144500

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144496 Reingard 2004 EZ66 Reingard Apitzsch (born 1947), wife of the German discoverer Rolf Apitzsch JPL · 144496

144501–144600

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144552 Jackiesue 2004 FS4 Jackie Sue Holmes (born 1959), wife of American amateur astronomer Robert Holmes who discovered this minor planet. She is active in the business component of the Astronomical Research Institute (H21) in Illinois. JPL · 144552

144601–144700

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144633 Georgecarroll 2004 FH80 George Carroll (1902–1983), American builder of precision instruments, heliostats, and telescopes. This minor planet was discovered using one of his telescopes at the Stony Ridge Observatory, California. JPL · 144633
144692 Katemary 2004 GC Katelyn Anne Marie Young (born 1999), granddaughter of the American astronomer James Whitney Young who discovered this minor planet JPL · 144692

144701–144800

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144716 Scotttucker 2004 GW28 Scott Robert Tucker (born 1978) is a Tucson-based, self-trained optical designer and fabricator of telescopes and astronomical instruments. He is also an experienced astrophotographer and astronomy communicator. JPL · 144716
144752 Plunge 2004 HK The Lithuanian town of Plungė, native town of Elena Petreikytė-Černienė, a former teacher of astronomy and wife of astronomer Kazimieras Černis who co-discovered this minor planet JPL · 144752
144769 Zachariassen 2004 HO20 Rayan Zachariassen (born 1963), a Canadian computer scientist JPL · 144769

144801–144900

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

144901–145000

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144907 Whitehorne 2004 YS3 Mary Lou Whitehorne, Canadian second vice-president of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (Src) JPL · 144907

References

  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
143,001–144,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 144,001–145,000
Succeeded by
145,001–146,000