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  • 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 2015 Mar. 8.


     Rank Discoveries     Between    Site name
    
        1   143125       1960-2011   Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico
        2    92567       1960-2013   Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak-Spacewatch
        3    34905       1960-2013   Mt. Lemmon Survey
        4    31928       1960-2012   Palomar Mountain/NEAT
        5    22154       1973-2013   Catalina Sky Survey
        6    20179       1993-2008   Lowell Observatory-LONEOS
        7     7648       1960-2013   Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala
        8     7549       1993-2010   Haleakala-AMOS
        9     6810       1949-2008   Palomar Mountain
       10     5655       1976-2010   European Southern Observatory, La Silla
       11     4390       1994-2012   LPL/Spacewatch II
       12     2476       1991-2002   Oizumi
       13     2455       1960-2012   OAM Observatory, La Sagra
       14     2088       1992-2013   Siding Spring Survey
       15     1839       1975-2007   Siding Spring Observatory
       16     1720       1977-2011   WISE
       17     1546       2001-2008   Desert Eagle Observatory
       18     1403       1995-2001   Visnjan
       19     1380       1998-2006   Apache Point-Sloan Digital Sky Survey
       20     1286       1966-2007   Crimea-Nauchnij
       21     1271       1996-2005   Campo Imperatore-CINEOS
       22     1267       1982-2002   Peking Observatory, Xinglong Station
       23     1157       1997-2008   Reedy Creek
       24      946       1996-1999   Caussols-ODAS
       25      896       1977-2002   Klet Observatory, Ceske Budejovice
       26      873       1991-2013   Palomar Mountain--PTF
       27      823       1891-2007   Heidelberg-Konigstuhl
       28      815       1996-2010   Goodricke-Pigott Observatory, Tucson
       29      723       1987-2000   Kushiro
       30      722       1994-2012   Bergisch Gladbach
       31      708       1994-2008   Ondrejov
       32      706       1973-2009   Lowell Observatory, Anderson Mesa Station
       33      694       1987-2008   Kitami
       34      656       1995-2003   Prescott
       35      636       1981-2012   Kitt Peak
       36      621       1990-2013   Purple Mountain Observatory, XuYi Station
       37      616       1977-2011   Observatoire Chante-Perdrix, Dauban
       38      564       1995-2002   Haleakala-NEAT/GEODSS
       39      543       2004-2006   Apache Point
       40      539       1961-1995   Karl Schwarzschild Observatory, Tautenburg
       41      525       1994-2011   Crni Vrh
       42      503       1999-2003   Fountain Hills
       43      499       1995-2011   University of Szeged, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)
       44      486       1996-2011   Bisei Spaceguard Center-BATTeRS
       45      474       1995-2013   Tenagra II Observatory, Nogales
               474       1995-2011   iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill
       47      450       1992-2009   Mauna Kea
       48      420       1978-2009   Cerro Tololo Observatory, La Serena
       49      413       1993-2009   Lulin Observatory
       50      378       1997-2010   Farpoint Observatory, Eskridge