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Meanings of minor planet names: 314001–315000

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]

314001–314100

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
314040 Tavannes 2005 AU Tavannes is a municipality of the Swiss canton of Bern. JPL · 314040
314082 Dryope 2005 CZ36 Dryope was the daughter of King Dryops. JPL · 314082

314101–314200

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314163 Kittenberger 2005 GX Kálmán Kittenberger (1881–1958), a Hungarian traveller, African researcher, zoologist, teacher, hunter and writer on natural history. JPL · 314163

314201–314300

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

314301–314400

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

314401–314500

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

314501–314600

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

314601–314700

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314650 Neilnorman 2006 OC1 Neil Norman (born 1972) is a British astronomer, writer, broadcaster, humorist and creator of the Comet Watch internet resource. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and creator of the Solar System Bodies and Minor Solar System Bodies internet resources. JPL · 314650

314701–314800

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

314801–314900

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314808 Martindutertre 2006 TQ105 Saint-Martin-du-Tertre is a French town to the north of Paris that is twinned with the municipality of San Marcello Piteglio, the discovery site for this minor planet. JPL · 314808

314901–315000

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314988 Sireland 2006 XO67 Sarah Ireland (born 1996), interested in the pursuit of astronomical knowledge, following in the Canadian tradition of astronomical excellence and embodying the spirit of Beyond the International Year of Astronomy. JPL · 314988

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
313,001–314,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 314,001–315,000
Succeeded by
315,001–316,000