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Meanings of minor planet names: 269001–270000

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]

269001–269100Edit

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

269101–269200Edit

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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

269201–269300Edit

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269232 Tahin 2008 QV Szilvia Tahin (born 1975), wife of Hungarian discoverer Krisztián Sárneczky JPL · 269232
269243 Charbonnel 2008 QN14 Stéphane Charbonnel (born 1973), a French amateur astronomer and professor of Physics JPL · 269243
269245 Catastini 2008 QL19 Mario Catastini (born 1932), a retired Italian elementary-school teacher JPL · 269245
269251 Kolomna 2008 QW28 Kolomna, one of the oldest cities in the Moscow region, founded around AD 1140 JPL · 269251
269252 Bogdanstupka 2008 QA29 Bohdan Stupka (1941–2012), a Ukrainian actor and received many international awards. JPL · 269252
269300 Diego 2008 SB82 Diego Rodriguez, a Spanish astrophotographer and co-founder of the M1 group of variable-star observers JPL · 269300

269301–269400Edit

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269323 Madisonvillehigh 2008 SE209 Madisonville High School, Texas, is a long-time participant in the IASC minor planet search campaigns. JPL · 269323
269390 Igortkachenko 2009 QA34 Igor Tkachenko (1964–2009), a Russian military pilot and posthumous Hero of the Russian Federation JPL · 269390

269401–269500Edit

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269484 Marcia 2009 UB4 Marcia de Queiroz, the daughter of Portuguese-Swiss discoverer José De Queiroz JPL · 269484
269485 Bisikalo 2009 UQ14 Dmitry V. Bisikalo (born 1961), a specialist in interacting binary stars and numerical astrophysics, and deputy director of the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences JPL · 269485

269501–269600Edit

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269550 Chur 2009 WT5 Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland JPL · 269550
269567 Bakhtinov 2009 WK105 Pavel Ivanovich Bakhtinov (born 1963), a radio engineer, amateur astronomer and well-known astrophotographer. JPL · 269567
269589 Kryachko 2009 XN1 Timur Valer'evič Krjačko (born 1970) an amateur astronomer and an observer of comets and discoverer of minor planets JPL · 269589

269601–269700Edit

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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

269701–269800Edit

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269742 Kroónorbert 1998 UH23 Norbert Kroó (born 1934), a renowned researcher of solid state physics, optics, laser physics and neutron physics and a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences JPL · 269742
269762 Nocentini 1999 TN4 Francesca Nocentini (born 1975), a friend of Italian discoverer Gianluca Masi JPL · 269762

269801–269900Edit

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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

269901–270000Edit

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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
268,001–269,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 269,001–270,000
Succeeded by
270,001–271,000