2989 Imago

This minor planet is named, according to the Minor Planet Dictionary, "the Latin word for image, in various degrees of reality, from full appearance (as e.g. the mature stage of an insect) to a mental picture (e.g. of oneself or another person), to visions and dreams." I do not know why this name was chosen, and I would be interested to speak with its namer.

I will admit that this was a difficult symbol to came up with. I eventually came to the loose definition of an image as "a thing which is seen," and therefore the symbol of this minor planet is an eye with a square instead of an iris. The square represents images of many kinds, including paintings, photographs, and monitor screens.

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