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PROVISIONAL CENTAUR SYMBOLS

WORKING WITH THE NEW CENTAUREAN BODIES IS EXCITING. IN MANY WAYS IT IS A VOYAGE INTO AN "UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY." AND WITH THE MANY CENTAURS THAT HAVE NOT AS YET BEEN NAMED, WE ARE EXPLORING WITHOUT ANY PRECONCEPTIONS....WE HAVE NO MYTHS TO PREJUDICE US TOWARD A PARTICULAR SET OF MEANINGS. WE CAN TRULY STUDY THESE BODIES SCIENTIFICALLY.

HOWEVER, WRITING NUMBERS AND LETTERS INTO A CHART ANNOYS ME. SEEING MARS SQUARE 1994TA, OR A CONJUNCTION OF VENUS WITH #10370, SEEMS TO DISRUPT THE FLOW OF MY CONCENTRATION. I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH SYMBOLS SINCE I FIRST BEGAN STUDYING ASTROLOGY (1969), AND I GUESS MY MIND WORKS BEST WITH SOMETHING LIKE THAT TO FOCUS ON.

WHEN CHIRON WAS DISCOVERED (1977), IT WAS FIRST CALLED "OBJECT KOWAL."

IS NOW THE ACCEPTED SYMBOL FOR CHIRON. BUT LONG BEFORE THE KEY SYMBOL WAS ADOPTED FOR THIS BODY, I WAS USING A PROVISIONAL SYMBOL TO AID ME IN MY FOCUS. IT CONSISTED SIMPLY OF THE LETTER K SURROUNDED BY THE LETTER O (FOR OBJECT KOWAL.) AND WHEN THE KEY WAS ADOPTED FOR CHIRON, I HAD NO PROBLEM ABANDONING THE PROVISIONAL SYMBOL FOR THE NEW ONE.

Hylonome (10370).
This symbol is the result of a collaborative effort between Romana van Poelgeest and myself

1994 TA will most likely be named Pylenor. I have created a page for this body, with two possible symbols, at www.zanestein.com/pylenor.htm

1998 QM107 is now Pelion (49036).

1998 SG35 is now Okyrhoe (52872).

1999 HD12

1995 SN55

1998 TF35 is now Cyllarus (52975).

1999 JV127

1998 BU48 is now #33128

1999 OX3 is now #44594

Thereus (32532)

1999 UG5 is now Elatus (31824)

#121725 (1999 XX143)

AND AS LONG AS I'M AT IT, HERE ARE THE PROVISIONAL SYMBOLS I USE FOR TWO ICY MINI-PLANETS THAT ARE OUT PAST PLUTO:

1996 TL66 is now #15874

1996 T066 is now #19308

AS EACH BODY IS NAMED, AND GIVEN A NEW SYMBOL, I WILL POST THE APPROPRIATE NAME AND SYMBOL ON THIS PAGE.

IF YOU HAVE SUGGESTIONS FOR POSSIBLE SYMBOLS, OR NAMES, FOR ANY OF THESE BODIES, PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT Mr.Chiron@zanestein.com

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