Selecting Asteroid Numbers from a List
Please note that the total number of additional objects in a chart is limited to 10.
A typical use of this feature is to construct family charts, where asteroids named
like the family members are added to a normal chart.
Currently there are about 23838
asteroids named officially by the IAU (International Astronomical Union).
This list is updated from http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/iau/lists/MPNames.html
It is not (yet) possible to buy a name in the list; you must discover a new
asteroid and you will receive the right to suggest a name.
This is an alphabetical listing of the names of the numbered
minor planets. It was last updated on 31 Mar 2023.
A click on an asteroid name leads to a Nasa-JPL page with orbital details about the named asteroid. This JPL page opens in a separate window or browser tab.