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Dictionary of Minor Planet Names

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Table of contents (10042 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    • Lutz D. Schmadel
    Pages 1-12
  3. Catalogue of Minor Planet Names and Discovery Circumstances

    1. (2) Pallas

      Pages 15-15
    2. (3) Juno

      Pages 15-15
    3. (4) Vesta

      Pages 15-15
    4. (5) Astraea

      Pages 15-15
    5. (6) Hebe

      Pages 15-15
    6. (7) Iris

      Pages 15-16
    7. (8) Flora

      Pages 16-16
    8. (9) Metis

      Pages 16-16
    9. (10) Hygiea

      Pages 16-16
    10. (11) Parthenope

      Pages 16-16
    11. (12) Victoria

      Pages 16-16
    12. (13) Egeria

      Pages 16-16
    13. (14) Irene

      Pages 16-16
    14. (15) Eunomia

      Pages 16-16
    15. (16) Psyche

      Pages 16-17
    16. (17) Thetis

      Pages 17-17
    17. (18) Melpomene

      Pages 17-17

About this book

Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Fifth Edition, is the official reference for the field of the IAU, which serves as the internationally recognised authority for assigning designations to celestial bodies and any surface features on them. The accelerating rate of the discovery of minor planets has not only made a new edition of this established compendium necessary but has also significantly altered its scope: this thoroughly revised edition concentrates on the approximately 10,000 minor planets that carry a name. It provides authoritative information about the basis for all names of minor planets. In addition to being of practical value for identification purposes, this collection provides a most interesting historical insight into the work of those astronomers who over two centuries vested their affinities in a rich and colorful variety of ingenious names, from heavenly goddesses to more prosaic constructions. The fifth edition serves as the primary reference, with plans for complementary booklets with newly named bodies to be issued every three years.

Keywords

  • astronomy
  • celestial bodies
  • planet

Authors and Affiliations

  • Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Heidelberg, Germany

    Lutz D. Schmadel

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Dictionary of Minor Planet Names

  • Authors: Lutz D. Schmadel

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

  • Edition Number: 5

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 992

  • Number of Illustrations: 5 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Astronomy, Observations and Techniques, Space Physics, Geophysics