Hello again, if SpaceEngineer
does approve my now complete update for the next SpaceEngine version of 0.981
, the translators should be contacted about the changes in some of the comet names in the catalog.
They are significant considering the fact for example that comet names without the full designation are not unique in the Solar System among themselves, as comets are named after their discoverers and one individual may discover a huge number of comets that then will all have the same name. McNaught
is one good example of this. There are so many Solar System's comets with this name, even included in the SE catalog itself. This is why I do not think it is a good idea to name only one of them as just "McNaught"
as there are more of McNaughts in the catalog.
See this link for list of McNaught comets and the asteroid named after this comet discoverer if you are interested (JPL database):https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=McNaughthttps://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=Tempel
This is the reason I did change the names of these following comets in my update for SE catalogs is that it specifies about what particular comet is considered and it also allowed me to add the asteroids named after comets discoverers to the asteroid small catalog as well. I can only speak for myself and do not know what other people's opinion is in this matter but I do think that adding these asteroids in the catalog will give a more complete understanding for all the names used for our Solar System's objects.
I did reserve the names Oterma
, Siding Spring
for corresponding asteroids/similar objects as minor planet names are unique among themselves. There can not be 2 with same name unlike it is with comets. The LINEAR asteroid is also a comet but as an asteroid its name is unique. There are however some comets that are one of their kind like C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)
so this comet can be kept as "Hale-Bopp"
in the catalog. The other ones are 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
The thing with Oterma is that it was already in the catalog with its name and other asteroids have the same treatment in the catalogs. This and the uniqueness of minor planet names among their own kind is the reason why I changed the comet names.
Also I do not know about all other languages but in my own language (Finnish) and in English also it is far more common to call 1P/Halley
as Halley's comet
instead of just "Halley"
,so I did change the English name in SE comets catalog for 1P as "Halley's comet
". I would guess however that this situation is quite similar for many other languages as this is the case in my own language ("Halleyn komeetta") and I am pretty sure it is so in Swedish as well, correct me if I am wrong.
I have seen comets with same names been called like 9P
and 10P "Tempel"
as something like Tempel 1
or Hartley 3
when people do not want to refer them with their full comet designations and this is why I did change the names of these comets as well. The one of McNaught
comets is among these comets as well. I did also discover that for some strange reason in the German translation the number was removed from 19P Borrelly
even though it was already known as "Borrelly 3"
in the English catalog, it is not the only comet known as Borrelly and then there is the asteroid that should have priority for the name "Borrelly"
as there can not be 2 of the same name among minor planets. There is also asteroid "Tempel"
but I did not add it to the catalog. Should I add it aswell?
Changed comet names:
Halley / 1P (Halley) --> Halley's comet / 1P (Halley)
Lovejoy / C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) --> Lovejoy 3 / C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy)
McNaught / C/2006 P1 (McNaught) --> McNaught 23 / C/2006 P1 (McNaught)
PANSTARRS / C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) --> PANSTARRS 7 / C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS)
Lemmon / C/2012 F6 (Lemmon) --> Lemmon 11 / C/2012 F6 (Lemmon)
Siding Spring / C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) --> Siding Spring 12 / C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)
ISON / C/2012 S1 (ISON) --> ISON's comet / C/2012 S1 (ISON)19P
be known only as "Borrelly" in German to differentiate it from asteroid Borelly.
Asteroids named after comet discoverers included in my new the catalog update:Neujmina / (1129) Neujmina
- Main belt (Name is different compared to comets. This is because this is an early discovered asteroid.)Oterma / (1529) Oterma
- Main belt (I did not add this, it was already in SE
.)Borrelly / (1539) Borrelly
- Main beltVaisala / (1573) Vaisala
( (1573) Väisälä
) - Main beltSiding Spring / (2343) Siding Spring
- Main beltHalley / (2688) Halley
- Main beltMcNaught / (3173) McNaught
- Main beltLONEOS / (12574) LONEOS
- Main beltLovejoy / (61342) Lovejoy
- Main belt LINEAR / (118401) LINEAR / 176P LINEAR
- Main belt (This is both an asteroid and a comet
. I edited this but it was already in SE.)Lulin / (145523) Lulin
- Main beltISON / (365756) ISON
- Unusual (included in NEO file)
Some of the interesting comets I added to the catalog:Lulin's comet / C/2007 N3 (Lulin)6P d'Arrest8P TuttleNeujmin 1 / 28P Neujmin39P OtermaVaisala 1 / 40P Vaisala
( 40P Väisälä
I have done some error fixing in other files as well and did include the discovery times on every named asteroid and dwarf planet as it was already done in Solar System file for Uranus, Neptune some moons and dwarf planet Pluto.
I did also do this for binary asteroids and posted my update on that issue to that thread for threads topic author Mosfet