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Dictionary of minor planet names

Until recently, minor planet name citations were scattered in the astronomical literature, and the origin of many names remained obscure. In 1988 the IAU Commission 20 established a study group to elucidate the meanings of asteroid names. Later on the author continued in collecting and indexing all new relevant data. This book contains the names, and their meanings, of all - as yet 5252 - named minor planets. It informs about the discoverers as well as the circumstances of the discovery of all 7041 minor planets that were numbered up to June 1996. In addition to being of practical value for identification purposes, the collection provides a most interesting historical insight into the work of those astronomers who over two centuries vested their affinities in a rich and colourful variety of ingenious names, from heavenly goddesses to more prosaic constructions. This third, revised and enlarged edition comprises about 40% more information than was provided with the first one of 1992.

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  • "Until recently, minor planet name citations were scattered in the astronomical literature, and the origin of many names remained obscure. In 1988 the IAU Commission 20 established a study group to elucidate the meanings of asteroid names. Later on the author continued in collecting and indexing all new relevant data. This book contains the names, and their meanings, of all - as yet 5252 - named minor planets. It informs about the discoverers as well as the circumstances of the discovery of all 7041 minor planets that were numbered up to June 1996. In addition to being of practical value for identification purposes, the collection provides a most interesting historical insight into the work of those astronomers who over two centuries vested their affinities in a rich and colourful variety of ingenious names, from heavenly goddesses to more prosaic constructions. This third, revised and enlarged edition comprises about 40% more information than was provided with the first one of 1992."@en
  • "Annotation. The quantity of numbered minor planets has now well exceeded a quarter million. The new sixth edition of the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, which is the IAU's official reference for the field, now covers more than 17000 named minor planets. In addition to being of practical value for identification purposes, the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names provides authoritative information about the basis for the rich and colorful variety of ingenious names, from heavenly goddesses to artists, from scientists to Nobel laureates, from historial or political figures to ordinary women and men, from mountains to buildings, as well as a variety of compound terms and curiosities. This 6th edition of the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names has grown by more than 7000 entries as compared to the 5th edition and by more than 2000 entries as compared to the 5th edition including its two addenda published in 2006 and 2009. In addition, there are many corrections, amendments and updates to the entries published in earlier editions. This work is a wealthy source of information for anybody interested in minor planets and who enjoys reading about people or things for whom a minor planet serves as a memorial."
  • "Until recently, minor planet name citations were scattered in the astronomical literature, and the origin of many names remained obscure. IAU Commission 20 in 1988 established a study group to elucidate the meanings ofasteroid names. Under the chairmanship of the author, some 20 scientists took part in the preparation of the names database. In addition to being of practical value for identification purposes, minor planet names also provide a most interesting historical insight into the work of astronomers."

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  • "Dictionary of Minor Planet Names A Springer Live Reference"
  • "Dictionary of minor planet names"
  • "Dictionary of minor planet names"@en
  • "Dictionary of minor planet names [Hauptbd.]"
  • "Dictionary of minor planet names / [1] [Hauptband]"
  • "Dictionary of minor planet names : with a CD-ROM of the catalogue of minor planet names and discovery circumstances"
  • "Dictionary of minor planet names the catalogue"@en
  • "Dictionary of minor planet names the catalogue"
  • "Dictionary of Minor Planet Names"
  • "Dictionary of Minor Planet Names"@en
  • "Dictionary of minor planet names : the catalogue"

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