A total of sixteen asteroids discovered by Hungarian astronomers have now been named. Did you know that the methodology for naming planets is clearly a complex process?

Naming asteroids is an old tradition. The explorer has the right to choose a name for his explorer. This was the case two hundred years ago, and this is the case today, when for a long time the names could not keep up with the hundreds of thousands of celestial bodies found by automated telescopes. The tradition still lives on, even as conditions have grown more stringent over the years. The Center for Astronomy and Earth Sciences Research (CSFK) said in a statement on Wednesday.

Since the end of the 1930s, Hungary has been a superpower in the asteroid field for a narrow decade. The research program led by György Kulin at the Svábhegy Observatory was renewed at the time under the Asteroid Observation Program launched in 1997 in collaboration with Szeged University and the ELKH Center for Astronomy and Earth Sciences. Nearly 2,000 asteroids have since been discovered by astronomy stars, as well as by students and staff of SZTE and ELTE, using the 60 cm Schmidt telescope of the Piszkésető Observatory of the Astronomical Institute.

What do we need to know about the planetary naming methodology?

In order to obtain the orb serial number, it was two different years, then at least four different oppositions, and nowadays it is often observed during 10-12 oppositions. Then, you have ten years to find the name given to the asteroid by the explorer in serial numbering. These can come from almost every area of ​​life; What is interesting, however, is that there is a hundred-year ban on politicians and soldiers.

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Why did we have to wait until now, and who are the 16 famous people from whom asteroids are named?

Adoption of names was suspended for about a year and a half, as the right to officially announce names changed, but in May of this year, the process was finally resumed. Thus, the 16 names proposals previously submitted by CSFK were accepted. In the summary below, after the serial number and name, there is a tentative mark obtained at the time of discovery, followed in parentheses by the date of discovery and the names of the discoverers. salary:

  • (345648) Adyendre = 2006 TZ6 (October 1, 2006, Krisztián Sárneczky and Balázs Csák)
  • (390743) Telkesmária = 2003 SD129 (September 20, 2003, Krisztián Sárneczky and Brigitta Sipőcz)
  • (399565) Dévényanna = 2003 SZ128 (September 20, 2003, Krisztián Sárneczky and Brigitta Sipőcz)
  • (405571) Erdőspál = 2005 QE87 (31 August 2005, Krisztián Sárneczky and Zoltán Kuli)
  • (413233) Castle Magnet = 2003 SB129 (September 26, 2003, Krisztián Sárneczky and Brigitta Sipőcz)
  • (423433) Harsányi = 2005 QL75 (August 29, 2005, Krisztián Sárneczky and Zoltán Kuli)
  • (461650) Paisdezső = 2005 GP9 (April 3, 2005, Krisztián Sárneczky)
  • (483454) Hosszúkatinka = 2002 AF17 (January 13, 2002, Krisztián Sárneczky and Zsuzsanna Heiner)
  • (524638) Kaffkamargit = 2003 SC158 (September 21, 2003, Krisztián Sárneczky and Brigitta Sipőcz)
  • (541200) Komjádibéla = 2011 BJ107 (25 August 2008, Krisztián Sárneczky)
  • (541627) Halmospál = 2011 UE155 (October 2, 2011, Krisztián Sárneczky)
  • (541982) Grendel = 2012 FF87 (March 16, 2012, Krisztián Sárneczky and István Kürti)
  • (541992) Lukácsbéla = 2012 GE26 (March 25, 2012, Krisztián Sárneczky)
  • (542026) Kaszásattila = 2012 JL19 (March 24, 2012, Krisztián Sárneczky and István Kürti)
  • (543198) Rastislavmráz = 2013 TT115 (September 5, 2013, Tibor Csörgei and Krisztián Sárneczky)
  • (543302) Béla Hamvas = 2013 XP7 (December 4, 2013, Krisztián Sárneczky and Péter Székely)
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According to Krisztián Sárneczky, who leads the research programme, although the choice of name is a personal matter, they try to choose names from the fields of science, sports and culture in equal proportions.

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