Meanings of minor planet names: 176001–177000

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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citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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.

176001–176100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
176014 Vedrana 2000 RS106 Vedrana Ivezic (born 2000), is an American amateur astronomer and the daughter of Croatian-American astrophysicist Željko Ivezić JPL · 176014

176101–176200[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
176103 Waynejohnson 2001 BE61 Wayne Johnson, a.k.a. "Mr. Galaxy", American amateur astronomer, president of the Huachuca Astronomy Club and chair of the western region of the Astronomical League, discoverer of several supernovae, the first amateur to find two on the same night JPL · 176103

176201–176300[edit]

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

176301–176400[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
176380 Goran 2001 TE248 Goran Ivezic (born 1971), is a Croatian amateur astronomer and the brother of SDSS team member Željko Ivezić. JPL · 176380

176401–176500[edit]

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

176501–176600[edit]

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

176601–176700[edit]

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

176701–176800[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
176710 Banff 2002 QR56 Banff, Alberta, well known for its hot springs and mountainous scenery, is one of Canada's most popular tourist attractions. JPL · 176710
176711 Canmore 2002 QM57 The town of Canmore, the most important coal-mining centers in southern Alberta JPL · 176711

176801–176900[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
176866 Kuropatkin 2002 TO316 Nickolai Kuropatkin, Russian-American physicist and a contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 176866
176867 Brianlee 2002 TA321 Brian C. Lee, American physicist and Sloan Digital Sky Survey builder JPL · 176867
176884 Jallynsmith 2002 UZ58 J. Allyn Smith, American astronomer and a builder of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL MPC · 176884

176901–177000[edit]

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

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
175,001–176,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 176,001–177,000
Succeeded by
177,001–178,000