List of IAU Preliminary Designations of Natural Satellites

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 5 January 2014


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DESIGNATION/YEAR  DISCOVERER(S)                                        IDENTIFICATION         IAUC #

*JUPITER SATELLITES*

S/1975 J 1  1975 Kowal                                                 =S/2000 J1             IAUC 2845
S/1979 J 1  1979 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        =XV Adrastea           IAUC 3454/3470 (Jewitt, Danielson et ali)
S/1979 J 2  1980 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 1                        =XIV Thebe             IAUC 3470 (Synnott et ali)
S/1979 J 3  1980 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 1                        =XVI Metis             IAUC 3507 (Synnott et ali)
S/1981 J 1  1981 Pascu/Seidelmann                                      =XIV Thebe             IAUC 3603
S/1999 J 1  1999 Scotti/Spahr/McMillan/Larsen/Montani/Gleason/Gehrels  =XVII Callirrhoe       IAUC 7460/7998
S/2000 J 1  2000 Sheppard/Jewitt/Fernandez/Magnier                     =XVIII Themisto        IAUC 7525/7998
S/2000 J 2  2000 Sheppard/Jewitt/Fernandez/Magnier                     =XXIII Kalyke          IAUC 7555/7998
S/2000 J 3  2000 Sheppard/Jewitt/Fernandez/Magnier                     =XXIV Iocaste          IAUC 7555/7998
S/2000 J 4  2000 Sheppard/Jewitt/Fernandez/Magnier                     =XXV Erinome           IAUC 7555/7998
S/2000 J 5  2000 Sheppard/Jewitt/Fernandez/Magnier                     =XXII Harpalyke        IAUC 7555/7998
S/2000 J 6  2000 Sheppard/Jewitt/Fernandez/Magnier                     =XXVI Isonoe           IAUC 7555/7998
S/2000 J 7  2000 Sheppard/Jewitt/Fernandez/Magnier                     =XXVII Praxidike       IAUC 7555/7998
S/2000 J 8  2000 Sheppard/Jewitt/Fernandez/Magnier                     =XIX Megaclite         IAUC 7555/7998/8023
S/2000 J 9  2000 Sheppard/Jewitt/Fernandez/Magnier                     =XX Taygete            IAUC 7555/7998
S/2000 J10  2000 Sheppard/Jewitt/Fernandez/Magnier                     =XXI Chaldene          IAUC 7555/7998
S/2000 J11  2000 Sheppard/Jewitt/Fernandez/Magnier                                            IAUC 7555
S/2001 J 1  2001 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna                                =XXVIII Autonoe        IAUC 7900/8177
S/2001 J 2  2001 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna                                =XXIX Thyone           IAUC 7900/8177
S/2001 J 3  2001 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna                                =XXX Hermippe          IAUC 7900/8177
S/2001 J 4  2001 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna                                =XXXII Eurydome        IAUC 7900/8177
S/2001 J 5  2001 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna                                =XXXVI Sponde          IAUC 7900/8177
S/2001 J 6  2001 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna                                =XXXVIII Pasithee      IAUC 7900/8177
S/2001 J 7  2001 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna                                =XXXIII Euanthe        IAUC 7900/8177
S/2001 J 8  2001 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna                                =XXXVII Kale           IAUC 7900/8177
S/2001 J 9  2001 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna                                =XXXV Orthosie         IAUC 7900/8177
S/2001 J10  2001 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna                                =XXXIV Euporie         IAUC 7900/8177
S/2001 J11  2001 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna                                =XXXI Aitne            IAUC 7900/8177
S/2002 J 1  2002 Sheppard                                              =XLIII Arche           IAUC 8035/8502
S/2003 J 1  2003 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna/Fernandez/Hsieh                =XLVII Eukelade        IAUC 8087/8502
S/2003 J 2  2003 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna/Fernandez/Hsieh                                       IAUC 8087
S/2003 J 3  2003 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna/Fernandez/Hsieh                                       IAUC 8087
S/2003 J 4  2003 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna/Fernandez/Hsieh                                       IAUC 8087
S/2003 J 5  2003 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna/Fernandez/Hsieh                                       IAUC 8087
S/2003 J 6  2003 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna/Fernandez/Hsieh                =XLV Helike            IAUC 8087/8502
S/2003 J 7  2003 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna/Fernandez/Hsieh                =XLI Aoede             IAUC 8087/8502
S/2003 J 8  2003 Sheppard/Jewitt                                       =XXXIX Hegemone        IAUC 8088/8502
S/2003 J 9  2003 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna/Fernandez                                             IAUC 8089
S/2003 J10  2003 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna/Fernandez                                             IAUC 8089
S/2003 J11  2003 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna/Fernandez                      =XLIV Kallichore       IAUC 8089/8502
S/2003 J12  2003 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna/Fernandez                                             IAUC 8089
S/2003 J13  2003 Sheppard/Jewitt                                       =XLVIII Cyllene        IAUC 8116/8502
S/2003 J14  2003 Sheppard/Jewitt                                       =XLIX Kore             IAUC 8116/8826
S/2003 J15  2003 Sheppard/Jewitt                                                              IAUC 8116
S/2003 J16  2003 Gladman et ali                                                               IAUC 8116
S/2003 J17  2003 Gladman et ali                                        =L Herse               IAUC 8116/9094
S/2003 J18  2003 Gladman et ali                                                               IAUC 8116
S/2003 J19  2003 Gladman et ali                                                               IAUC 8125
S/2003 J20  2003 Sheppard/Jewitt et ali                                =XLVI Carpo            IAUC 8125/8502
S/2003 J21  2003 Sheppard/Gladman et ali                               =XL Mneme              IAUC 8138/8502
S/2003 J22  2003 Sheppard/Gladman et ali                               =XLII Thelxinoe        IAUC 8276/8502
S/2003 J23  2003 Sheppard et ali                                                              IAUC 8281
S/2010 J 1  2010 Jacobson et ali                                                              CBET 2734
S/2010 J 2  2010 Veillet                                                                      CBET 2734
S/2011 J 1  2011 Sheppard et ali                                                              CBET 3002, IAUC 9252
S/2011 J 2  2011 Sheppard et ali                                                              CBET 3002, IAUC 9252

*SATURN SATELLITES*

S/1966 S 1  1966 Dollfus                                               doesn't exist          IAUC 3454/3483
S/1966 S 2  1966 Dollfus                                               =X Janus               IAUC 3463/3470
S/1979 S 1  1979 Gehrels/Van Allen et ali/PIONEER 11                   not Janus              IAUC 3417
S/1979 S 2  1979 Gehrels/Van Allen et ali/PIONEER 11                   =X Janus               IAUC 3417
S/1979 S 3  1979 Van Allen et ali                                                             IAUC 3454
S/1979 S 4  1979 Van Allen et ali                                      =S/1979 S2?            IAUC 3454
S/1979 S 5  1979 Van Allen et ali                                                             IAUC 3454
S/1979 S 6  1979 Van Allen et ali                                      =S/1979 S5?            IAUC 3454
S/1979 S 7  1979 Mulholland                                                                   IAUC 3430/3454
S/1980 S 1  1980 Pascu                                                 =X Janus               IAUC 3454
S/1980 S 2  1980 Smith/Reitsema/Larson                                 =X Janus               IAUC 3456
S/1980 S 3  1980 Cruikshank                                            =XI Epimetheus         IAUC 3457
S/1980 S 4  1980 Cruikshank                                            =XI Epimetheus         IAUC 3457
S/1980 S 5  1980 Smith/Reitsema/Larson                                 =XI Epimetheus         IAUC 3457
S/1980 S 6  1980 Laques/Lecacheux                                      =XII Helene            IAUC 3457
S/1980 S 7  1980 Harris/Gibson                                         rings?                 IAUC 3463
S/1980 S 8  1980 Harris/Gibson                                         =XI Epimetheus         IAUC 3463
S/1980 S 9  1980 Harris/Gibson                                         =X Janus               IAUC 3463
S/1980 S10  1980 Lamy/Mauron                                           =XII Helene            IAUC 3463
S/1980 S11  1980 Reitsema/Smith/Larson                                 =XI Epimetheus         IAUC 3466
S/1980 S12  1980 Reitsema                                              =XII Helene            IAUC 3466
S/1980 S13  1980 Reitsema                                              =XIII Telesto          IAUC 3466
S/1980 S14  1980 Reitsema                                              =XII Helene            IAUC 3466/3483
S/1980 S15  1980 Veillet                                               =XI Epimetheus         IAUC 3470
S/1980 S16  1980 Veillet                                               =XI Epimetheus         IAUC 3470
S/1980 S17  1980 Veillet                                               =XI Epimetheus         IAUC 3470
S/1980 S18  1980 Veillet                                                                      IAUC 3470
S/1980 S19  1980 Dollfus/Brunier                                       =XI Epimetheus         IAUC 3474
S/1980 S20  1980 Dollfus/Brunier                                                              IAUC 3474
S/1980 S21  1980 Dollfus/Brunier                                       dubious                IAUC 3474
S/1980 S22  1980 Dollfus/Brunier                                       dubious                IAUC 3474
S/1980 S23  1980 Reitsema/Smith/Larson                                 rings?                 IAUC 3466/3483
S/1980 S24  1980 Lecacheux                                             =XIII Telesto          IAUC 3484
S/1980 S25  1980 Pascu/Seidelmann/Baum/Currie                          =XIV Calypso           IAUC 3496
S/1980 S26  1980 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 1                        =XVII Pandora          IAUC 3532 (Collins et ali)
S/1980 S27  1980 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 1                        =XVI Prometheus        IAUC 3532 (Collins et ali)
S/1980 S28  1980 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 1                        =XV Atlas              IAUC 3539 (Terrile et ali)
S/1980 S29  1980 Reitsema                                              =XIV Calypso           IAUC 3549
S/1980 S30  1980 Reitsema                                              =XIV Calypso           IAUC 3549
S/1980 S31  1980 Lamy                                                                         IAUC 3574/3577
S/1980 S32  1980 Pascu/Harrington/Seidelmann                           =XIV Calypso           IAUC 3605
S/1980 S33  1980 Morabito/Synnott                                      =XIII Telesto          IAUC 3605
S/1980 S34  1980 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 1                                               IAUC 3651 (Synnott et ali)
S/1980 S35  1980 Marouf/Tyler                                                                 IAUC 4178
S/1980 S36  1980 Marouf/Tyler                                                                 IAUC 4178
S/1981 S 1  1981 Larson/Fountain                                       =XIII Telesto          IAUC 3593
S/1981 S 2  1981 Veillet                                               =XIV Calypso           IAUC 3593
S/1981 S 3  1981 Pascu/Seidelmann                                      =XII Helene            IAUC 3619
S/1981 S 4  1981 Pascu/Seidelmann                                                             IAUC 3619
S/1981 S 5  1981 Pascu/Seidelmann                                      =XII Helene            IAUC 3619
S/1981 S 6  1981 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        not distinct object    IAUC 3651 (Synnott et ali)
S/1981 S 7  1981 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                                               IAUC 3656 (Synnott et ali)
S/1981 S 8  1981 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        not distinct object    IAUC 3656 (Synnott et ali)
S/1981 S 9  1981 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        not distinct object    IAUC 3656 (Synnott et ali)
S/1981 S10  1981 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                                               IAUC 3660 (Synnott et ali)
S/1981 S11  1981 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                                               IAUC 3660 (Synnott et ali)
S/1981 S12  1981 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        not distinct object    IAUC 3660 (Synnott, Terrile et ali)
S/1981 S13  1990 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        =XVIII Pan             IAUC 5052 (Showalter et ali)
S/1981 S14  1995 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        =XXXIII Pallene        IAUC 6162 (Synnott et ali)
S/1981 S15  1995 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                                               IAUC 6162 (Gordon, Murray, Beurle et ali)
S/1981 S16  1995 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                                               IAUC 6162 (Gordon, Murray, Beurle et ali)
S/1981 S17  1995 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                                               IAUC 6162 (Gordon, Murray, Beurle et ali)
S/1981 S18  1995 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                                               IAUC 6162 (Gordon, Murray, Beurle et ali)
S/1981 S19  1995 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                                               IAUC 6162 (Gordon, Murray, Beurle et ali)
S/1995 S 1  1995 Bosh/Rivkin                                           =XV Atlas              IAUC 6192
S/1995 S 2  1995 Bosh/Rivkin                                           =XVI Prometheus        IAUC 6192
S/1995 S 3  1995 Bosh/Rivkin                                           F ring clump           IAUC 6192
S/1995 S 4  1995 Bosh/Rivkin                                           F ring clump           IAUC 6192
S/1995 S 5  1995 Nicholson et ali/HST                                  F ring clump           IAUC 6243
S/1995 S 6  1995 Nicholson et ali/HST                                  F ring clump           IAUC 6243
S/1995 S 7  1995 Nicholson et ali/HST                                  =XVI Prometheus        IAUC 6243
S/1995 S 8  1995 Roddier et ali                                        =XVI Prometheus        IAUC 6407
S/1995 S 9  1995 Roddier et ali                                        F ring clump?          IAUC 6407
S/1995 S10  1995 Roddier et ali                                        F ring clump           IAUC 6407
S/1995 S11  1995 Roddier/Roddier/Brahic/Graves/Northcott/Owen          F ring clump?          IAUC 6515
S/1995 S12  1995 Roddier/Roddier/Brahic/Graves/Northcott/Owen          F ring clump?          IAUC 6515
S/1995 S13  1995 Roddier/Roddier/Brahic/Graves/Northcott/Owen          F ring clump?          IAUC 6515
S/1995 S14  1995 Roddier/Roddier/Brahic/Graves/Northcott/Owen          F ring clump?          IAUC 6515
S/1995 S15  1995 Roddier/Roddier/Brahic/Graves/Northcott/Owen          F ring clump?          IAUC 6515
S/1995 S16  1995 Roddier/Roddier/Brahic/Graves/Northcott/Owen          F ring clump?          IAUC 6515
S/1995 S17  1995 Roddier/Roddier/Brahic/Graves/Northcott/Owen          F ring clump?          IAUC 6515
S/1995 S18  1995 Roddier/Roddier/Brahic/Graves/Northcott/Owen          F ring clump?          IAUC 6515
S/1995 S19  1995 Roddier/Roddier/Brahic/Graves/Northcott/Owen          F ring clump?          IAUC 6515
S/2000 S 1  2000 Gladman et ali                                        =XIX Ymir              IAUC 7512/8177
S/2000 S 2  2000 Gladman et ali                                        =XX Paaliaq            IAUC 7512/8177
S/2000 S 3  2000 Gladman/Kavelaars et ali                              =XXIX Siarnaq          IAUC 7513/8177
S/2000 S 4  2000 Kavelaars/Gladman et ali                              =XXI Tarvos            IAUC 7513/8177
S/2000 S 5  2000 Gladman                                               =XXIV Kiviuq           IAUC 7521/8177
S/2000 S 6  2000 Kavelaars/Gladman                                     =XXII Ijiraq           IAUC 7521/8177
S/2000 S 7  2000 Gladman/Kavelaars                                     =XXX Thrymr            IAUC 7538/8177/8471
S/2000 S 8  2000 Kavelaars/Gladman                                     =XXVII Skathi          IAUC 7538/8177/8471
S/2000 S 9  2000 Gladman/Kavelaars                                     =XXV Mundilfari        IAUC 7538/8177
S/2000 S10  2000 Kavelaars/Gladman                                     =XXVIII Erriapus       IAUC 7539/8177/9191
S/2000 S11  2000 Holman/Spahr                                          =XXVI Albiorix         IAUC 7545/8177
S/2000 S12  2000 Gladman/Kavelaars                                     =XXIII Suttungr        IAUC 7548/8177/8471
S/2003 S 1  2003 Sheppard/Jewitt                                       =XXXI Narvi            IAUC 8116/8471
S/2004 S 1  2004 Cassini Imaging Science Team/CASSINI                  =XXXII Methone         IAUC 8389/8471 (Porco et ali)
S/2004 S 2  2004 Cassini Imaging Science Team/CASSINI                  =XXXIII Pallene        IAUC 8389/8471 (Porco et ali)
S/2004 S 3  2004 Cassini Imaging Science Team/CASSINI                  F ring clump?          IAUC 8401 (Porco et ali)
S/2004 S 4  2004 Cassini Imaging Science Team/CASSINI                  F ring clump?          IAUC 8401 (Porco et ali)
S/2004 S 5  2004 Cassini Imaging Science Team/CASSINI                  =XXXIV Polydeuces      IAUC 8432/8471 (Porco et ali)
S/2004 S 6  2004 Cassini Imaging Science Team/CASSINI                  F ring clump?          IAUC 8432 (Porco et ali)
S/2004 S 7  2004 Jewitt/Sheppard/Kleyna                                                       IAUC 8523
S/2004 S 8  2004 Jewitt/Sheppard/Kleyna                                =XLII Fornjot          IAUC 8523/8826
S/2004 S 9  2004 Jewitt/Sheppard/Kleyna                                =XL Farbauti           IAUC 8523/8826
S/2004 S10  2004 Jewitt/Sheppard/Kleyna                                =XXXVI Aegir           IAUC 8523/8826
S/2004 S11  2004 Jewitt/Sheppard/Kleyna                                =XXXVII Bebhionn       IAUC 8523/8826
S/2004 S12  2004 Jewitt/Sheppard/Kleyna                                                       IAUC 8523
S/2004 S13  2004 Jewitt/Sheppard/Kleyna                                                       IAUC 8523
S/2004 S14  2004 Jewitt/Sheppard/Kleyna                                =XLIII Hati            IAUC 8523/8826
S/2004 S15  2004 Jewitt/Sheppard/Kleyna                                =XXXVIII Bergelmir     IAUC 8523/8826
S/2004 S16  2004 Jewitt/Sheppard/Kleyna                                =XLI Fenrir            IAUC 8523/8826
S/2004 S17  2004 Jewitt/Sheppard/Kleyna                                                       IAUC 8523
S/2004 S18  2004 Jewitt/Sheppard/Kleyna                                =XXXIX Bestla          IAUC 8523/8826
S/2004 S19  2006 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna                                =XLIV Hyrokkin         IAUC 8727/8860
S/2005 S 1  2005 Cassini Imaging Science Team/CASSINI                  =XXXV Daphnis          IAUC 8524/8730 (Porco et ali)
S/2006 S 1  2006 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna                                                       IAUC 8727
S/2006 S 2  2006 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna                                =XLV Kari              IAUC 8727/8826
S/2006 S 3  2006 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna                                                       IAUC 8727
S/2006 S 4  2006 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna                                =LI Greip              IAUC 8727/8873
S/2006 S 5  2006 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna                                =XLVI Loge             IAUC 8727/8826
S/2006 S 6  2006 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna                                =L Jarnsaxa            IAUC 8727/8873
S/2006 S 7  2006 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna                                =XLVIII Surtur         IAUC 8727/8826
S/2006 S 8  2006 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna                                =XLVII Skoll           IAUC 8727/8826
S/2007 S 1  2007 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna                                =LII Tarqeq            IAUC 8836/8873
S/2007 S 2  2007 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna                                                       IAUC 8836
S/2007 S 3  2007 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna                                                       IAUC 8836
S/2007 S 4  2007 Cassini Imaging Science Team/CASSINI                  =XLIX Anthe            IAUC 8857/8873 (Porco et ali)
S/2008 S 1  2008 Cassini Imaging Science Team/CASSINI                  =LIII Aegaeon          IAUC 9023/9041 (Porco et ali)
S/2009 S 1  2009 Cassini Imaging Science Team/CASSINI                                         IAUC 9091

*URANUS SATELLITES*

S/1985 U 1  1985 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        =XV Puck               IAUC 4159 (Synnott et ali)
S/1986 U 1  1986 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        =XII Portia            IAUC 4164 (Synnott et ali)
S/1986 U 2  1986 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        =XI Juliet             IAUC 4164 (Synnott et ali)
S/1986 U 3  1986 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        =IX Cressida           IAUC 4164 (Synnott et ali)
S/1986 U 4  1986 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        =XIII Rosalind         IAUC 4164 (Synnott et ali)
S/1986 U 5  1986 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        =XIV Belinda           IAUC 4164 (Synnott et ali)
S/1986 U 6  1986 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        =X Desdemona           IAUC 4164 (Synnott et ali)
S/1986 U 7  1986 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        =VI Cordelia           IAUC 4168 (Terrile et ali)
S/1986 U 8  1986 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        =VII Ophelia           IAUC 4168 (Terrile et ali)
S/1986 U 9  1986 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        =VIII Bianca           IAUC 4168 (Smith et ali)
S/1986 U10  1999 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        =XXV Perdita           IAUC 7171/8194/8648 (Karkoschuka et ali)
S/1997 U 1  1997 Gladman/Nicholson/Burns/Kavelaars                     =XVI Caliban           IAUC 6764
S/1997 U 2  1997 Nicholson/Gladman/Burns/Kavelaars                     =XVII Sycorax          IAUC 6764
S/1999 U 1  1999 Kavelaars/Gladman/Holman/Petit/Scholl                 =XIX Setebos           IAUC 7230/7479
S/1999 U 2  1999 Holman/Kavelaars/Gladman/Petit/Scholl                 =XVIII Prospero        IAUC 7230/7479
S/1999 U 3  1999 Gladman/Holman/Kavelaars/Petit/Scholl                 =XX Stephano           IAUC 7248/7479
S/2001 U 1  2001 Holman/Kavelaars/Milisavljevic                        =XXI Trinculo          IAUC 7980/8177
S/2001 U 2  2001 Holman/Gladman et ali                                 =XXIV Ferdinand        IAUC 8213/8648
S/2001 U 3  2001 Holman/Gladman et ali                                 =XXII Francisco        IAUC 8216/8648
S/2003 U 1  2003 Showalter/Lissauer                                    =XXVI Mab              IAUC 8209/8648
S/2003 U 2  2003 Showalter/Lissauer                                    =XXVII Cupid           IAUC 8209/8648
S/2003 U 3  2003 Sheppard/Jewitt                                       =XXIII Margaret        IAUC 8217/8648

*NEPTUNE SATELLITES*

S/1981 N 1  1981 Reitsema/Lebofsky/Tholen                              =VIII Proteus          IAUC 3608
S/1984 N 1  1984 Hafner/Manfroid                                       ring 1989 N1R          IAUC 3968/4867
S/1989 N 1  1989 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        =VIII Proteus          IAUC 4806 (Synnott et ali)
S/1989 N 2  1989 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        =VII Larissa           IAUC 4824 (Reitsema, Hubbard, Lebofsky, Tholen et ali)
S/1989 N 3  1989 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        =V Despina             IAUC 4824 (Synnott et ali)
S/1989 N 4  1989 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        =VI Galatea            IAUC 4824 (Synnott et ali)
S/1989 N 5  1989 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        =IV Thalassa           IAUC 4867 (Terrile et ali)
S/1989 N 6  1989 Voyager Science Team/VOYAGER 2                        =III Naiad             IAUC 4867 (Terrile et ali)
S/2002 N 1  2002 Holman/Kavelaars/Grav/Fraser/Milisavljevic            =IX Halimede           IAUC 8047/8802
S/2002 N 2  2002 Holman/Kavelaars/Grav/Fraser/Milisavljevic            =XI Sao                IAUC 8047/8802
S/2002 N 3  2002 Holman/Kavelaars/Grav/Fraser/Milisavljevic            =XII Laomedeia         IAUC 8047/8802
S/2002 N 4  2002 Holman/Gladman et ali                                 =XIII Neso             IAUC 8213/8802
S/2003 N 1  2003 Sheppard/Jewitt/Kleyna/Holman/Kavelaars               =X Psamathe            IAUC 8193/8802
S/2004 N 1  2013 Showalter/HST                                                                CBET 3586

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   DESIGNATION         YEAR  DISCOVERER(S)                             IDENTIFICATION         IAUC #

*PLUTO SATELLITES*

S/1978 P 1             1978 Christy                                    =I Charon              IAUC 3241/4157
S/2005 P 1             2005 Weaver/Stern et ali/HST                    =III Hydra             IAUC 8625/8723
S/2005 P 2             2005 Weaver/Stern et ali/HST                    =II Nix                IAUC 8625/8723
S/2011 (134340) 1      2011 Showalter et ali/HST                       =IV Kerberos           CBET 2769/3575
S/2012 (134340) 1      2012 Showalter et ali/HST                       =V Styx                IAUC 9253/CBET 3575

*ERIS SATELLITES*

S/2005 (2003 UB313) 1  2005 Brown et ali                               =I Dysnomia            IAUC 8610/8747

*HAUMEA SATELLITES*

S/2005  (2003 EL61) 1  2005 Bouchez et ali                             =I Hi'iaka             IAUC 8577/8976
S/2005  (2003 EL61) 2  2005 Brown et ali                               =II Namaka             IAUC 8636/8976

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   DESIGNATION         YEAR  DISCOVERER(S)                             IDENTIFICATION         IAUC #

*SMALL SOLAR SYSTEM BODY SATELLITES*

S/1978         (18) 1  1978 Williamon                                  not confirmed          IAUC 3315
S/2001         (22) 1  2001 Margot/Brown                               =I Linus               IAUC 7703/8177
S/2008         (41) 1  2008 Conrad et ali                                                     IAUC 8930
S/1998         (45) 1  1998 Merline et ali                             =I Petit-Prince        IAUC 7129/7503
S/2004         (45) 1  2004 Marchis et ali                                                    IAUC 8817
S/2001         (87) 1  2001 Brown/Margot                               =I Romulus             IAUC 7588/8582
S/2004         (87) 1  2004 Marchis et ali                             =II Remus              IAUC 8582
S/2001         (90) 1  2000 Merline et ali                                                    IAUC 7503
S/2009         (93) 1  2009 Marchis et ali                             =I Aegis               IAUC 9069/MPC 85917
S/2009         (93) 2  2009 Marchis et ali                             =II Gorgoneion         IAUC 9069/MPC 85917
S/2001        (107) 1  2001 Storrs et ali                              not confirmed          IAUC 7599
S/2002        (121) 1  2002 Merline et ali                                                    IAUC 7980
S/2003        (130) 1  2003 Merline et ali                                                    IAUC 8183
S/2008        (216) 1  2008 Marchis et ali                             =I Alexhelios          IAUC 8980/MPC 73983
S/2008        (216) 2  2008 Marchis et ali                             =II Cleoselene         IAUC 8980/MPC 73983
S/1993        (243) 1  1993 Galileo imaging-IR science teams/GALILEO   =I Dactyl              IAUC 5948/6082
S/2003        (283) 1  2003 Merline et ali                                                    IAUC 8165
S/2009        (317) 1  2009 Merline et ali                                                    CBET 2054
S/2003        (379) 1  2003 Margot                                                            IAUC 8182
S/1978        (532) 1  1978 Bowell/A'Hearn/McMahon                     not confirmed          IAUC 3241
S/2001        (617) 1  2001 Merline et ali                             =I Menoetius           IAUC 7741/8666
S/2006        (624) 1  2006 Marchis et ali                                                    IAUC 8732
S/2007        (702) 1  2007 Rojo/Margot                                                       CBET 1016
S/2003       (1509) 1  2003 Merline et ali                                                    IAUC 8075
S/2012       (2577) 1  2012 Merline et ali                                                    IAUC 9267/CBET 3765
S/1997       (3671) 1  1997 Mottola/Hahn/Pravec/Sarounova                                     IAUC 6680
S/2002       (3749) 1  2002 Merline et ali                                                    IAUC 7827
S/2004       (4674) 1  2004 Merline et ali                                                    IAUC 8297
S/2004      (17246) 1  2004 Tamblyn et ali                                                    IAUC 8293
S/2003      (22899) 1  2003 Merline et ali                                                    IAUC 8232
S/2001      (26308) 1  2001 Brown/Trujillo                                                    IAUC 7807
S/2008      (35107) 1  2008 Merline et ali/Pravec et ali                                      IAUC 8977/6607
S/2001      (47171) 1  2001 Trujillo/Brown                                                    IAUC 7787
S/2006     (120347) 1  2006 Noll et ali                                =I Actaea              MPC 73984
S/2002  (1997 CQ29) 1  2002 Noll et ali                                =(58534) I Zoe         IAUC 7959/8778
S/2000  (1998 WW31) 1  1998 Veillet/Shaprio/Doressoundiram                                    IAUC 7610
S/2001  (1999 TC36) 1  2001 Trujillo/Brown                             =S/2001 (47171) 1      IAUC 7787
S/2000 (2000 DP107) 1  2000 Margot et ali                                                     IAUC 7503
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Data compiled from IAU Circulars and CBETs at the Minor Planet Center web site--see http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iauc/RecentIAUCs.html and http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/iau/cbet/RecentCBETs.html--and from USGS list of Planet and Satellite Names and Discoverers (http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/append7.html). See also IAU list of Satellites and Companions of Minor Planets (http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/iau/minorsats.html).
Thanks to Vinzenz Lübben for corrections to this page.


© 2002-2013, 2014 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 5 January 2014.
Return to Home. Return to Astronomy and Space.