Meanings of minor planet names: 161001–162000

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This is a partial list of meanings of minor planet names. See meanings of minor planet names for a list of all such partial lists.

As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center, 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.

Besides the Minor Planet Circulars (in which the citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative. Meanings marked with an asterisk (*) are guesswork, and should be checked against the mentioned sources to ensure that the identification is correct.

161001–161100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
161092 Zsigmond 2002 OL28 Vilmos Zsigmond (1930–2016), Academy Award-winning Hungarian-American cinematographer JPL · 161092

161101–161200[edit]

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

161201–161300[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
161207 Lidz 2002 TW305 Adam Lidz, American astronomer and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 161207
161215 Loveday 2002 UL66 Jonathan Loveday, British astronomer and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 161215
161278 Cesarmendoza 2003 FW128 Cesar Mendoza (1962–2008), Venezuelan astrophysicist JPL · 161278

161301–161400[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
161315 de Shalit 2003 QS5 Amos de Shalit, Israeli nuclear physicist JPL · 161315
161349 Mecsek 2003 SJ127 Mecsek is a mountain range in southern Hungary JPL · 161349
161371 Bertrandou 2003 SO244 Bertrand Christophe (born 1976), son of French discoverer Bernard Christophe, named for Bertrandou le Fifre, a character in Edmond Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac JPL · 161371

161401–161500[edit]

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

161501–161600[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
161545 Ferrando 2004 XP16 Rafael Ferrando (born 1966), Spanish astronomer, discoverer of minor planets and founder of the Pla D'Arguines Astronomical Observatory (Spanish: Observatorio Astronomico Pla D'Arguines) in Valencia JPL · 161545
161546 Schneeweis 2004 XT16 LtCdr (USN) Scott Schneeweis, American early U.S. space program historian, webmaster of JPL · 161546

161601–161700[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
161693 Attilladanko 2006 HL46 Attilla Danko (born 1955), Canadian software designer and amateur astronomer JPL · 161693

161701–161800[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
161715 Wenchuan 2006 MZ12 The memory of the 90,000 people who lost their lives in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake (or "Wenchuan earthquake") in China JPL · 161715

161801–161900[edit]

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

161901–162000[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
161962 Galchyn 2007 HE84 The village of Galchyn, northern part of it borders on Andrushivka, a district center in Ukraine JPL · 161962
161975 Kincsem 2007 LO Kincsem was the most successful Thoroughbred race horse ever, having won 54 races for 54 starts JPL · 161975
161989 Cacus 1978 CA Cacus, mythological fire-breathing monster, son of Vulcan, killed by Hercules JPL · 161989

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 


Preceded by
160,001–161,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 161,001–162,000
Succeeded by
162,001–163,000