Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Bind 1

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Springer Science & Business Media, 05/08/2003 - 992 sider
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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.
  

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Introduction
1
Minor Planet Designations
2
Evolution of Naming Rules
4
Information Content of the Catalogue
7
Statistics and Classification of the Names
8
Sources of Information
11
Catalogue of Minor Planet Names and Discovery Circumstances
13
1 Discoverers in Alphabetical Order
897
4 Discovery Places in Alphabetical Order
909
5 Discovery Places Ranking List
913
6 Categories of Minor Planet Names
915
8 Nobel Laureates
917
9 IAU Officers
919
10 Special Type Numbered Minor Planets
921
11 Minor Planet Names with Unknown Meaning
927
References
931

2 Discoverers Ranking List
905
3 Surveys Corporate Discoveries
907
Index of Minor Planet Names
933
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