Meanings of minor planet names: 225001–226000

As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center (MPC), and the discoverers can then submit names for them, following the IAU's naming conventions. The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified number-range that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names.

Official naming citations of newly named small Solar System bodies are published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars several times a year.[1] Recent citations can also be found on the JPL Small-Body Database (SBDB).[2] Until his death in 2016, German astronomer Lutz D. Schmadel compiled these citations into the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (DMP) and regularly updated the collection.[3][4] Based on Paul Herget's The Names of the Minor Planets,[5] Schmadel also researched the unclear origin of numerous asteroids, most of which had been named prior to World War II.  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "SBDB". New namings may only be added after official publication as the preannouncement of names is condemned by the Committee on Small Body Nomenclature.[6]

225001–225100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
225076 Vallemare 2007 JT2 The Italian village of Vallemare, Lazio, where the Vallemare di Borbona Observatory (A55) of the discoverer Vincenzo Silvano Casulli is located JPL · 225076

225101–225200Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
There are no named minor planets in this number range

225201–225300Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
225225 Ninagrunewald 2008 SZ82 Nina Grünewald (born 2001), granddaughter of German discoverer Rolf Apitzsch JPL · 225225
225232 Kircheva 2009 OD2 Krassymira Kircheva (born 1970), a Bulgarian engineer who contributed to the acquisition of astrometric observations in Bulgaria JPL · 225232
225238 Hristobotev 2009 QJ5 Hristo Botev (1848–1876), a Bulgarian poet and national revolutionary JPL · 225238
225239 Ruthproell 2009 QG8 Elsa Anna Ruth Proell (born 1923), the mother-in-law of German discoverer Rolf Apitzsch JPL · 225239
225250 Georgfranziska 2009 QU36 Georg (1835–1902) and Franziska Speyer (1844–1909), founders of the "Georg und Franziska Speyer'sche Hochschulstiftung", and members of the Speyer family, a prominent Jewish family of German descent JPL · 225250
225254 Flury 2009 RL2 Walter Flury (born 1943), a pioneer in space debris research and a recognized expert in celestial mechanics. JPL · 225254
225276 Leïtos 1436 T-2 Leïtos, from Greek mythology. He was the son of Alektryon, leader of the Boeotians, and was wounded by Hektor in the Trojan War. JPL · 225276
225277 Stino 1960 SN "Stinknormal" (SN), the German word for "boringly normal", inspired by the letters "SN" in the provisional designation of this ordinary main-belt asteroid JPL · 225277

225301–225400Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
There are no named minor planets in this number range

225401–225500Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
There are no named minor planets in this number range

225501–225600Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
There are no named minor planets in this number range

225601–225700Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
There are no named minor planets in this number range

225701–225800Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
225711 Danyzy 2001 QT288 Augustin Danyzy [fr] (1698–1777), an astronomer, mathematician and hydrographer, member of the Montpellier Royal Society of Sciences (French: Académie des sciences et lettres de Montpellie), and responsible for the construction of the Montpellier Observatory (003) JPL · 225711

225801–225900Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
There are no named minor planets in this number range

225901–226000Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
There are no named minor planets in this number range

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  2. ^ "JPL – Solar System Dynamics: Discovery Circumstances". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  4. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-34360-8. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  5. ^ Herget, Paul (1968). The Names of the Minor Planets. Cincinnati, Ohio: Minor Planet Center, Cincinnati Observatory. OCLC 224288991.
  6. ^ "Guide to Minor Body Astrometry – When can I name my discovery?". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 20 July 2019.


Preceded by
224,001–225,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 225,001–226,000
Succeeded by
226,001–227,000