Meanings of minor planet names: 260,001–270,000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
260,001–261,000 edit
260235 Attwood 2004 RU289 Randy Attwood (born 1957), a Canadian editor who has served as national President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
260508 Alagna 2005 EU51 Roberto Alagna (born 1963), a French tenor of Sicilian origin.
260724 Malherbe 2005 KB10 Francois de Malherbe (1555–1628), a French poet and a great defender of the purity of French language. [MPC 87142]
260824 Hermanus 2005 PC24 The village Hermanuspietersfontein, later shortened to Hermanus, was founded in honor of a man who taught Dutch to farmers' children.
260886 Henritudor 2005 QP143 Henri Owen Tudor (1859–1928), a Luxembourgish engineer and inventor.
260906 Robichon 2005 RR2 Noël Robichon (born 1967), a French astronomer.
261,001–262,000 edit
261291 Fucecchio 2005 UC159 Fucecchio, a historic town located midway between Pisa and Florence.
261690 Jodorowsky 2005 YU210 Alejandro Jodorowsky (b. 1929), a Chilean-French film-maker, playwright, actor, author, musician and comics writer. [MPC 84383]
261930 Moorhead 2006 KF138 James Marshall Moorhead (b. 1940), an American-Canadian astronomer. [MPC 84383]
262,001–263,000 edit
262106 Margaretryan 2006 RU108 Margaret Ryan Masiero (b. 1956), the mother of the discoverer. [MPC 86716]
262295 Jeffrich 2006 SY395 Jeffrey Rich Jr. (b. 1983), an American astronomer. [MPC 85915]
262418 Samofalov 2006 UV61 Viacheslav Samofalov (b. 1963), a composer and a soloist of the Ukrainian National Philharmonic. [MPC 84378]
262536 Nowikow 2006 UJ349 Igor Nowikow, a physics teacher at Markham District High School in Markham, Canada.
262876 Davidlynch 2007 BL73 David Keith Lynch (b. 1946), an American filmmaker and television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor.[MPC 86716]
263,001–264,000 edit
263251 Pandabear 2008 AA119 The Giant Panda is an endangered species and is a favourite animal to many.
263516 Alexescu 2008 EW144 Matei Alexescu (1929–1993), a Romanian astronomer.
263613 Enol 2008 GM1 Lago Enol, a gorgeous mountain lake in the Parque Nacional de los Picos de Europa.
263844 Johnfarrell 2009 BV7 John A. Farrell (born 1935), an American physicist and a comet and variable-star observer.
263906 Yuanfengfang 2009 FS44 Yuan Fengfang (born 1986), founder of the Guangzhou Stargazers Association.
263932 Speyer 2009 HY44 Speyer is one of Germany's oldest cities, founded by the Romans in 10 BC.
263940 Malyshkina 2009 HN58 Marina Evgen'evna Malyshkina (born 1978), the wife of the discoverer.
264,001–265,000 edit
264020 Stuttgart 2009 QS1 Stuttgart, the capital city of the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg.
264061 Vitebsk 2009 SY100 Vitebsk, the fourth-largest and one of the oldest cities in Belarus.
264077 Dluzhnevskaya 2009 SH215 Ol'ga Borisovna Dluzhnevskaya (born 1936), a scientist in the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
264131 Bornim 2009 UQ4 Bornim, a district of Potsdam, capital of the German state of Brandenburg.
264150 Dolops 2009 VT24 Dolops, son of Klythios (Clytius), was killed by Hektor, son of Priam, in the Trojan War. [MPC 84383]
264476 Aepic 2001 HP Aepic comes from “Amateurs Espace Pic”, a French association of amateur astronomers that popularizes astronomy at the Pic du Midi Observatory.[MPC 85018]
266,001–267,000 edit
266051 Hannawieser 2006 NB Hanna Wieser (born 1957), a Swiss violinist.
266081 Villyket 2006 RP109 Violet R. Ket (b. 1985), the wife of the discoverer.[MPC 86716]
266622 Málna 2008 QO3 Szofia Málna Sárneczky (born 2010), the daughter of the discoverer.
266646 Zaphod 2008 SD209 Zaphod Beeblebrox, the ex-Galactic President and confidence trickster in Douglas Adams' book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
266711 Tuttlingen 2009 QX38 Tuttlingen, a German city in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. [MPC 84383]
266725 Vonputtkamer 2009 RU26 Jesco von Puttkamer (born 1933), a German-born aerospace engineer and senior NASA manager.
266887 Wolfgangries 2009 WO24 Wolfgang Ries (b. 1968), an Austrian amateur astronomer and astrophotographer. [MPC 84383]
266854 Sezenaksu 2009 UB90 Sezen Aksu (Fatma Sezen Yildirim, b. 1954), a Turkish pop music singer, song-writer and producer. [MPC 86716]
266983 Josepbosch 2010 WE66 Josep Bosch (born 1983) is the second son of Josep M. Bosch, the main observer at the Santa Maria de Montmagastrell Observatory.
267,001–268,000 edit
267003 Burkert 1978 PF Andreas M. Burkert (born 1959), a full professor and chair in computational astrophysics at the University of Munich and, since 2011, president of the Astronomische Gesellschaft.
267585 Popluhár 2002 QA130 Ján Popluhár (1935–2011), a Slovak football player.
268,001–269,000 edit
268115 Williamalbrecht 2004 TK9 William B. Albrecht (1917–2009), an active amateur astronomer.[MPC 86717]
268242 Pebble 2005 JW1 Pebble Johnson (born 1971), an innovative teacher of middle-school science and technology in Forsyth County, Georgia.
268669 Bunun 2006 FA The Bunun tribe is a native tribe of Taiwan.
269,001–270,000 edit
269232 Tahin 2008 QV Szilvia Tahin (b. 1975), the wife of the discoverer. [MPC 84383]
269245 Catastini 2008 QL19 Mario Catastini (born 1932), a retired Italian elementary-school teacher.
269251 Kolomna 2008 QW28 Kolomna, founded around AD 1140, is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the Moscow region.
269252 Bogdanstupka 2008 QA29 Bogdan Stupka (1941–2012), a Ukrainian actor and received many international awards.[MPC 85018]
269300 Diego 2008 SB82 Diego Rodriguez, a Spanish astrophotographer and co-founder of the M1 group of variable-star observers.
269323 Madisonvillehigh 2008 SE209 Madisonville High School, Texas, is a long-time participant in the IASC minor planet search campaigns.
269390 Igortkachenko 2009 QA34 Igor Valentinovich Tkachenko (1964–2009), a Russian pilot and posthumous Hero of the Russian Federation.[MPC 85018]
269484 Marcia 2009 UB4 Marcia de Queiroz, the daughter of the discoverer.
269485 Bisikalo 2009 UQ14 Dmitry Valer'evich Bisikalo (born 1961), the deputy director of the Institute of Astronomy of Russian Academy of Sciences and a specialist in interacting binary stars and numerical astrophysics.
269550 Chur 2009 WT5 The city of Chur, capital of Grisons canton, is the oldest town in Switzerland.
269567 Bakhtinov 2009 WK105 Pavel Ivanovich Bakhtinov (born 1963), a radio engineer, amateur astronomer and well-known astrophotographer.
269589 Kryachko 2009 XN1 Timur Valer'evich Kryachko (born 1970) an amateur astronomer and an observer of comets and minor planets.
269762 Nocentini 1999 TN4 Francesca Nocentini (born 1975), a friend of the discoverer.
Preceded by
250,001–260,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 260,001–261,000
Succeeded by
270,001–280,000