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Minor Planet Center

Minor Planet Discovery Sites

The following table lists the total number of discoveries made at each of the most prolific discovery sites, arranged in decreasing order of number of discoveries.

This list was last updated on 2010 Aug. 26.


 Rank Discoveries     Between    Site name

    1   116584       1980-2010   Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico
    2    30810       1981-2010   Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak-Spacewatch
    3    18603       1999-2007   Palomar Mountain/NEAT
    4    15194       1998-2008   Lowell Observatory-LONEOS
    5     8504       1998-2010   Catalina Sky Survey
    6     6618       1949-2007   Palomar Mountain
    7     6089       1995-2006   Haleakala-AMOS
    8     5525       1976-2005   European Southern Observatory, La Silla
    9     5524       2004-2010   Mt. Lemmon Survey
   10     2456       1991-2002   Oizumi
   11     1868       2001-2009   LPL/Spacewatch II
   12     1774       1975-2007   Siding Spring Observatory
   13     1385       1995-2001   Visnjan
   14     1312       2001-2005   Desert Eagle Observatory
   15     1285       1966-1992   Crimea-Nauchnij
   16     1228       1982-2002   Peking Observatory, Xinglong Station
   17      890       1996-1999   Caussols-ODAS
   18      884       1977-2002   Klet Observatory, Ceske Budejovice
   19      865       1997-2008   Reedy Creek
   20      850       2004-2010   Siding Spring Survey
   21      822       1891-2007   Heidelberg-Konigstuhl
   22      801       1996-2005   Campo Imperatore-CINEOS
   23      723       1987-2000   Kushiro
   24      701       1973-2007   Lowell Observatory, Anderson Mesa Station
   25      664       1987-2006   Kitami
   26      630       1994-2003   Ondrejov
   27      600       1995-2003   Prescott
   28      547       1996-2008   Goodricke-Pigott Observatory, Tucson
   29      543       1995-2002   Haleakala-NEAT/GEODSS
   30      536       1961-1995   Karl Schwarzschild Observatory, Tautenburg
   31      486       1999-2003   Fountain Hills
   32      366       1998-2004   Apache Point-Sloan Digital Sky Survey
   33      321       1993-2000   Nachi-Katsuura Observatory
   34      315       1995-2009   Bergisch Gladbach
   35      306       1982-2006   Kitt Peak
   36      303       1997-2010   Crni Vrh
   37      287       2006-2010   OAM Observatory, La Sagra
   38      285       1978-2006   Cerro Tololo Observatory, La Serena
   39      273       1978-1996   Caussols
           273       1925-2009   Uccle
   41      249       1994-2008   San Marcello Pistoiese
   42      245       1998-2007   Farpoint Observatory, Eskridge
   43      237       2000-2001   Desert Beaver Observatory
   44      224       1981-2008   Geisei
   45      202       1975-2005   Uppsala-Kvistaberg
   46      199       1935-1953   Turku
           199       1996-2008   George Observatory, Needville
   48      197       1997-1999   Woomera
   49      185       1999-2009   University of Szeged, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)
   50      184       1993-2009   Farra d'Isonzo

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