Rereading Pebble in the Sky (1950), Isaac Asimov's first complete novel, I noticed a particular word near the beginning chapter 6:
Ennius looked at the stars. They were the real beauty to him, since they were the Empire.
Earth's sky was of an intermediate type. It had not the unbearable glory of the skies of the Central Worlds, where star elbowed star in such blinding competition that the black of night was nearly lost in a coruscant explosion of light. Nor did it possess the lonely grandeur of the skies of the Periphery, where the unrelieved blackness was broken at great intervals by the dimness of an orphaned star—with the milky lens shape of the Galaxy spreading across the sky, the individual stars thereof lost in diamond dust.
Coruscant (defined as "glittering, sparkling, gleaming" by the Oxford English Dictionary) is not a particularly common word, and is used here specifically in connection with the majesty of the "Central Worlds" around the hub of the Galactic Empire. This immediately made me wonder whether the name of the capital planet in Star Wars was named as an homage to (this passage from) Asimov's work, which seems to have been extremely influential in the development of the galaxy-wide civilization in Star Wars.
The Empire and Foundation novels' capital planet is one of the prototypical examples from science fiction of a completely urbanized futuristic world, a complete world-city. Another well-known example is the capital world of the Star Wars universe, which went by many names early on—most notably "Had Abbadon," when it was planned that the Episode VI showdown between Luke, Vader, and the Emperor would take place down there on the planet, rather than on the Death Star. According to this site, early drafts of the first Star Wars script or storyline would have called the capital planet "Jhantor," also reminiscent of Asimov's Imperial capital "Trantor." However, the name "Coruscant" was introduced in Timothy Zahn's 1991 novel Heir to the Empire (which was a crucial turning point in the development of the extended universe), and was confirmed in The Phantom Menace.
So is there any evidence that Zahn (or whoever else might have been involved in coming up with the planet's name) intended it an as allusion to the description of the starry heavens over Trantor in Pebble in the Sky?