Meanings of minor planet names: 262001–263000

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]

262001–262100Edit

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

262101–262200Edit

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262106 Margaretryan 2006 RU108 Margaret Ryan Masiero (born 1956), the mother of the American discoverer Joseph Masiero JPL · 262106

262201–262300Edit

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262295 Jeffrich 2006 SY395 Jeffrey Rich Jr (born 1983), an American astronomer JPL · 262295

262301–262400Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

262401–262500Edit

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262418 Samofalov 2006 UV61 Viacheslav Samofalov [uk] (born 1963), a composer and a soloist of the Ukrainian National Philharmonic JPL · 262418
262419 Suzaka 2006 UK63 Suzaka, a city of about 50 000 inhabitants located in northern Nagano prefecture. JPL · 262419

262501–262600Edit

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262536 Nowikow 2006 UJ349 Igor Nowikow, a physics teacher at Markham District High School in Markham, Canada JPL · 262536

262601–262700Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

262701–262800Edit

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262705 Vosne-Romanee 2006 XH4 Vosne-Romanée, a Burgundy village situated between Beaune and Dijon, France. The village has six Grand Cru vineyards, the most famous of which is Romanée-Conti. JPL · 262705

262801–262900Edit

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262876 Davidlynch 2007 BL73 David Lynch (born 1946), an American director, screenwriter, producer, painter, musician, photographer and occasional actor JPL · 262876

262901–263000Edit

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262972 Petermansfield 2007 ER9 Peter Mansfield (1933–2017), an English physicist and Nobel laureate JPL · 262972

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
261,001–262,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 262,001–263,000
Succeeded by
263,001–264,000