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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 July 3.


     Rank Discoveries     Between    Site name
    
        1   143748       1960-2011   Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico
        2    95881       1960-2014   Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak-Spacewatch
        3    37102       1960-2013   Mt. Lemmon Survey
        4    32251       1960-2012   Palomar Mountain/NEAT
        5    22735       1973-2013   Catalina Sky Survey
        6    20305       1993-2008   Lowell Observatory-LONEOS
        7     8737       1960-2013   Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala
        8     7565       1993-2010   Haleakala-AMOS
        9     6814       1949-2008   Palomar Mountain
       10     5656       1976-2010   European Southern Observatory, La Silla
       11     4487       1994-2012   LPL/Spacewatch II
       12     2566       1960-2012   OAM Observatory, La Sagra
       13     2476       1991-2002   Oizumi
       14     2121       1992-2013   Siding Spring Survey
       15     1862       1977-2011   WISE
       16     1841       1975-2007   Siding Spring Observatory
       17     1549       2001-2008   Desert Eagle Observatory
       18     1410       1998-2006   Apache Point-Sloan Digital Sky Survey
       19     1403       1995-2001   Visnjan
       20     1297       1996-2005   Campo Imperatore-CINEOS
       21     1286       1966-2007   Crimea-Nauchnij
       22     1268       1982-2002   Peking Observatory, Xinglong Station
       23     1161       1997-2008   Reedy Creek
       24      958       1991-2013   Palomar Mountain--PTF
       25      946       1996-1999   Caussols-ODAS
       26      896       1977-2002   Klet Observatory, Ceske Budejovice
       27      824       1891-2007   Heidelberg-Konigstuhl
       28      823       1996-2010   Goodricke-Pigott Observatory, Tucson
       29      741       1994-2012   Bergisch Gladbach
       30      723       1987-2000   Kushiro
       31      708       1994-2008   Ondrejov
       32      706       1973-2009   Lowell Observatory, Anderson Mesa Station
       33      695       1987-2008   Kitami
       34      657       1995-2003   Prescott
       35      655       1990-2013   Purple Mountain Observatory, XuYi Station
       36      649       1981-2012   Kitt Peak
       37      647       1977-2011   Observatoire Chante-Perdrix, Dauban
       38      570       2004-2006   Apache Point
       39      565       1995-2002   Haleakala-NEAT/GEODSS
       40      539       1961-1995   Karl Schwarzschild Observatory, Tautenburg
       41      534       1994-2011   Crni Vrh
       42      520       1995-2013   Tenagra II Observatory, Nogales
       43      517       1995-2011   University of Szeged, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)
       44      503       1999-2003   Fountain Hills
       45      496       1996-2011   Bisei Spaceguard Center-BATTeRS
       46      482       1995-2011   iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill
       47      464       1992-2012   Mauna Kea
       48      424       1978-2011   Cerro Tololo Observatory, La Serena
       49      421       1993-2009   Lulin Observatory
       50      403       1960-2013   Oukaimeden Observatory, Marrakech