Meanings of minor planet names: 253001–254000

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]

253001–253100Edit

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

253101–253200Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

253201–253300Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

253301–253400Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

253401–253500Edit

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253412 Ráskaylea 2003 QU29 Lea Ráskay, a 16th-century Hungarian nun and scholar. She was a member of the Dominican monastery on Margaret Island, Budapest. JPL · 253412

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253536 Tymchenko 2003 SB215 Mykhajlo Todosovych Tymchenko (1943–2013), a sports coach and longtime physical education teacher at the gymnasium of Andrushivka, Ukraine JPL · 253536
253587 Cloutier 2003 TH10 Bill Cloutier (born 1955), amateur astronomer and community educator, is current Chairman of the McCarthy Observatory Board of Directors and a founder of the facility. A proponent of science literacy and educational excellence, he has observed this minor planet. JPL · 253587

253601–253700Edit

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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

253701–253800Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

253801–253900Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

253901–254000Edit

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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
252,001–253,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 253,001–254,000
Succeeded by
254,001–255,000