Meanings of minor planet names: 254001–255000

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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 number-range that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names. The official naming citations have been published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars and in Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings marked with or * are from legacy sources may contain errors.

254001–254100[edit]

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

254101–254200[edit]

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254201–254300[edit]

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254299 Shambleau 2004 RT288 "Shambleau" (1933) is a short story by the American writer C. L. Moore (1911–1987). JPL · 254299

254301–254400[edit]

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254401–254500[edit]

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254422 Henrykent 2004 VR122 Henry Kent, a Canadian inventor with a passion and curiosity for science and engineering, who worked at the Ontario Science Centre JPL · 254422

254501–254600[edit]

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254601–254700[edit]

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254701–254800[edit]

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254749 Kurosawa 2005 PE6 Akira Kurosawa (1910–1998), a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter and editor. JPL · 254749

254801–254900[edit]

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254846 Csontváry 2005 RT3 Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry (1853–1919), a Hungarian painter JPL · 254846
254863 Robinwarren 2005 SM4 Robin Warren (born 1937), an Australian pathologist JPL · 254863
254876 Strommer 2005 ST19 Gyula Strommer (1920–1995), a Hungarian mechanical engineer and mathematician, and a full professor of the Budapest University of Technology JPL · 254876

254901–255000[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 


Preceded by
253,001–254,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 254,001–255,000
Succeeded by
255,001–256,000