Meanings of minor planet names: 264001–265000

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]

264001–264100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
264020 Stuttgart 2009 QS1 Stuttgart, the capital city of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. JPL · 264020
264033 Boris-Mikhail 2009 QS33 Boris I (832–907), also known as Boris-Mikhail, was the ruler of the First Bulgarian Empire in 852-889. JPL · 264033
264045 Heinerklinkrad 2009 RC26 Heiner Klinkrad (born 1953), a German engineer, academic and former head of the ESA's Space Debris Office (also see Space debris and ESA Space Debris Telescope) JPL · 264045
264061 Vitebsk 2009 SY100 Vitebsk, the fourth-largest and one of the oldest cities in Belarus. JPL · 264061
264077 Dluzhnevskaya 2009 SH215 Ol'ga Borisovna Dluzhnevskaya (born 1936), a scientist in the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences JPL · 264077

264101–264200Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
264131 Bornim 2009 UQ4 Bornim [de], a district of the city of Potsdam in Brandenburg, Germany JPL · 264131
264150 Dolops 2009 VT24 Dolops the Achaean, son of Clytius and killed by Hektor in the Trojan War JPL · 264150
264165 Poehler 2010 AP120 Amy Poehler (born 1971), an American actor, writer, and comedian who has been nominated for numerous awards for her work on Saturday Night Live and other television shows JPL · 264165

264201–264300Edit

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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

264301–264400Edit

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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

264401–264500Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
264474 Rogerclark 2001 FH212 Roger Clark (born 1953) made fundamental discoveries about solid surfaces on bodies from Earth to Saturn. He applied imaging spectroscopy to map minerals on these bodies on numerous NASA missions and applied these methods to assess the 9/11 disaster and determine oil leakage from the Gulf spill. JPL · 264474
264476 Aepic 2001 HP "Aepic" acronym of the French association of amateur astronomers "Amateurs Espace Pic", which popularizes astronomy at the Pic du Midi Observatory JPL · 264476

264501–264600Edit

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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

264601–264700Edit

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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

264701–264800Edit

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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

264801–264900Edit

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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

264901–265000Edit

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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
263,001–264,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 264,001–265,000
Succeeded by
265,001–266,000