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Dictionary Of Minor Planet Names.

Author: Lutz Schmadel.
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The second Addendum to the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, fifth edition, which is the IAU's official reference for the field, contains all newly published names from the period 2006-2008 as well as corrections and amendments to earlier editions. In total the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names now covers some 15000 named minor planets. It provides authoritative information about the basis for the rich and colorful  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic resource
Electronic books
Dictionaries
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lutz Schmadel.
OCLC Number: 748358413
Description: 1 online resource (324)
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Preface --
Introduction --
Introductory Remarks --
Minor Planet Designations --
Evolution of Naming Rules --
Information Content of the Catalogue --
Statistics and Classification of the Names --
Sources of Information --
Catalogue of Minor Planet Names and Discovery Circumstances --
Appendices --
Discoverers in Alphabetical Order --
Discoverers Ranking List --
Corporate Discoveries --
Nobel Laureates --
IAU Officers --
Minor Planet Names with Unknown Meaning --
Publication Dates of the MPCs and MPOs --
References --
Index of Minor Planet Names.

Abstract:

The second Addendum to the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, fifth edition, which is the IAU's official reference for the field, contains all newly published names from the period 2006-2008 as well as corrections and amendments to earlier editions. In total the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names now covers some 15000 named minor planets. It provides authoritative information about the basis for the rich and colorful variety of ingenious names, from heavenly goddesses to more prosaic constructions.

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