Meanings of minor planet names: 255001–256000

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As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center, 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 span of numbers that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names. Besides the Minor Planet Circulars (in which the citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.

Minor planets not yet given a name have not been included in this list.


Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
255001–255100
255019 Fleurmaxwell 2005 TN52) Fleur Maxwell (born 1988), Luxembourg's 2005 national champion figure skater.
255073 Victoriabond 2005 UR8 Victoria Bond, popular Australian science radio presenter of "Diffusion Science Radio".
255301–255400
255308 Christianzuber 2005 WB5 Christian Zuber (1930–2005), a French journalist, writer, film producer and lecturer.
255701–255800
255703 Stetson 2006 QN90 Peter Brailey Stetson (born 1952), developer of freely-available software for the analysis of CCD images and spectra.
255901–256000
255989 Dengyushian 2006 TU94) Deng Yu-Shian (1906–1944), known as the Father of Taiwanese Folk Music, wrote many famous melodies which are considered to be the symbols of Taiwan's mind and spirit.


Preceded by
254,001–255,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 255,001–256,000
Succeeded by
256,001–257,000