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Meanings of minor planet names: 266001–267000

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]

266001–266100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
266051 Hannawieser 2006 NB Hanna Wieser (born 1957), a Swiss violinist JPL · 266051
266081 Villyket 2006 RP109 Violet R. Ket (born 1985), a Bulgarian-American writer, director, and producer, and wife of the discoverer Joseph Masiero JPL · 266081

266101–266200Edit

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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

266201–266300Edit

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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

266301–266400Edit

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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

266401–266500Edit

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266465 Andalucia 2007 OH Andalucia (Andalusia) is an autonomous Spanish community with the largest number of inhabitants spread out over 80 000 km². The community is key to the history of southern Europe, and its ports were essential to the discovery and exploration of America. JPL · 266465

266501–266600Edit

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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

266601–266700Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
266622 Málna 2008 QO3 Szofia Málna Sárneczky (born 2010), the daughter of Hungarian discoverer Krisztián Sárneczky JPL · 266622
266646 Zaphod 2008 SD209 Zaphod Beeblebrox, a fictional character in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams JPL · 266646

266701–266800Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
266711 Tuttlingen 2009 QX38 Tuttlingen, a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany JPL · 266711
266725 Vonputtkamer 2009 RU26 Jesco von Puttkamer (1933–2012), a German-born aerospace engineer and senior NASA manager JPL · 266725

266801–266900Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
266854 Sezenaksu 2009 UB90 Sezen Aksu (born 1954), a Turkish pop music singer, songwriter and producer JPL · 266854
266887 Wolfgangries 2009 WO24 Wolfgang Ries (born 1968), an Austrian amateur astronomer and astrophotographer JPL · 266887

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
266983 Josepbosch 2010 WE66 Josep Bosch (born 1983), son of Josep M. Bosch, a principal observer at the Santa Maria de Montmagastrell Observatory (B74) in Catalonia, Spain JPL · 266983

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
265,001–266,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 266,001–267,000
Succeeded by
267,001–268,000