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Meanings of minor planet names: 74001–75000

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]

74001–74100

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74024 Hrabě 1998 HR4 Václav Hrabě (1940–1965), Czech poet and writer. JPL · 74024

74101–74200

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74201–74300

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74301–74400

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74370 Kolářjan 1998 XJ Jan Kolár (born 1944) started his professional career in satellite remote sensing in 1975. Since the mid-90s he actively participated in the building of the Czech-ESA relations and significantly contributed to the creation of the Czech Space Office. JPL · 74370
74400 Streaky 1998 XH97 Name chosen by Eve Canovan, from Lancaster, UK, as the winner of a national competition to write a story that included an "asteroid" or "asteroids", which was run by the Centre for Life in conjunction with The Times Eureka Science magazine to enthuse and engage children about space. JPL · 74400

74401–74500

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74439 Brenden 1999 CT2 Craig Brenden (born 1946), a teacher of chemistry and an amateur astronomer. JPL · 74439

74501–74600

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74503 Madola 1999 DN4 Christian Marois (born 1974), René Doyon (born 1963) and David Lafrenière (born 1978) developed instruments that allowed seeing an extrasolar planetary system. Doyon was director of the Mt. Mégantic Observatory; Marois and Lafrenière were postdoctoral fellows at the Herzberg Institute and the University of Toronto JPL · 74503
74509 Gillett 1999 FG7 Frederick C. Gillett (1937–2001), American infrared astronomer JPL · 74509

74601–74700

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74625 Tieproject 1999 RR34 NASA's Telescopes In Education (TIE) project MPC · 74625

74701–74800

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74764 Rudolfpešek 1999 RP213 Rudolf Pešek (1905–1989) founded the Czech school of aerodynamic engineering. An enthusiastic supporter and popularizer of spaceflight, he became an active member of the International Astronautical Federation and the International Academy of Astronautics. He invented the famous abbreviation CETI, now SETI JPL · 74764

74801–74900

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74818 Iten 1999 TW10 Marco Iten (born 1950), a goldsmith and a skilled model train hobbyist, living in Gordola, Switzerland. JPL · 74818
74824 Tarter 1999 TJ16 Jill C. Tarter, American radio-astronomer JPL · 74824

74901–75000

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

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
73,001–74,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 74,001–75,000
Succeeded by
75,001–76,000