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Meanings of minor planet names: 251001–252000

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]

251001–251100

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
251001 Sluch 2006 OM14 Sluch, a river that flows through Ukraine in the basin of the Dniper. JPL · 251001
251018 Liubirena 2006 QC31 Liubov Grinishyn (born 1955) and Irene Malinovska (born 1967), Ukraine poets and lyric story writers, as well as amateur astronomers at the nearby Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory JPL · 251018

251101–251200

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

251201–251300

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

251301–251400

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251325 Leopoldjosefine 2007 CX26 Leopold Gierlinger (born 1935) and Josefine Gierlinger (born 1935), parents of German discoverer Richard Gierlinger JPL · 251325

251401–251500

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251449 Olexakorol' 2008 CK117 Oleksiy Kostyantynovych Korol' (1913–1977) worked in the Main Astronomical Observatory of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and was a member of IAU Commission No. 9. He obtained observations of celestial bodies to help solve problems in fundamental astrometry. JPL · 251449

251501–251600

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251595 Rudolfböttger 2009 HA36 Rudolf Christian Böttger (1806–1881), a German chemist and physicist at the Physical Society (German: Physikalischer Verein [de]) of Frankfurt am Main JPL · 251595

251601–251700

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251621 Lüthen 2009 RR2 Hartwig Lüthen (born 1960), associate professor of plant physiology at the University of Hamburg JPL · 251621
251625 Timconrow 2010 DD21 Tim Conrow (born 1958), a senior engineer at the California Institute of Technology's Infrared Processing and Analysis Center JPL · 251625
251627 Joyceearl 2010 JV16 Joyce (1920–2003) and Earl (1914–1979) Bonar, grandparents of American astronomer Amy Mainzer, the principal investigator of the space-based NEOWISE mission JPL · 251627

251701–251800

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

251801–251900

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

251901–252000

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

References

  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
250,001–251,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 251,001–252,000
Succeeded by
252,001–253,000