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Dictionary of Minor Planet Names

Addendum to 6th Edition: 2012-2014

Authors: Schmadel, Lutz

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  • Adds some 2200 new minor planet names to the 6th edition
  • With many updates on entries of previous editions
  • Lists minor planets named after Nobel Laureates, historical or political figures, artists and various other categories of names
  • With short biographical info of the persons the planets are named after, discovery info and info about the minor planet orbit
  • Published under the auspices of the IAU as their official reference on named minor planets
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About this book

The quantity of numbered minor planets is now approaching half a million. Together with this Addendum, the sixth edition of the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, which is the IAU's official reference for the field, now covers more than 19,000 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 historical or political figures to ordinary women and men, from mountains to buildings, as well as a variety of compound terms and curiosities. This Addendum to the 6th edition of the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names adds approximately 2200 entries. It also contains many corrections, revisions and updates to the entries published in earlier editions. This work is an abundant source of information for anyone interested in minor planets and who enjoys reading about the people and things minor planets commemorate.

About the authors

Dr. Lutz D. Schmadel, astronomer and computer of orbits and ephemerides of minor planets at Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Heidelberg, has discovered more than 230 minor planets and has done great service to the community by preparing the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (now in its 6th edition) on behalf of Commission 20 of the International Astronomical Union (IAU). As member of the IAU he is affiliated to several divisions and commissions including Division III Commission 20 (Positions & Motions of Minor Planets, Comets & Satellites), Commission 5 (Documentation & Astronomical Data), Commission 41 (History of Astronomy), as well as the Committee on Small Bodies Nomenclature (CSBN)".

Table of contents (3 chapters)

Table of contents (3 chapters)

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eBook 103,52 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dictionary of Minor Planet Names
Book Subtitle
Addendum to 6th Edition: 2012-2014
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-17677-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-17677-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-17676-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36828-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 396
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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