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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 Jan. 7.


     Rank Discoveries     Between    Site name
    
        1   142637       1960-2011   Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico
        2    89836       1960-2014   Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak-Spacewatch
        3    33141       1960-2014   Mt. Lemmon Survey
        4    31659       1960-2012   Palomar Mountain/NEAT
        5    21568       1973-2014   Catalina Sky Survey
        6    20075       1993-2008   Lowell Observatory-LONEOS
        7     7525       1993-2010   Haleakala-AMOS
        8     6955       1960-2014   Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala
        9     6809       1949-2008   Palomar Mountain
       10     5654       1976-2010   European Southern Observatory, La Silla
       11     4278       1994-2012   LPL/Spacewatch II
       12     2476       1991-2002   Oizumi
       13     2384       1960-2014   OAM Observatory, La Sagra
       14     2047       1992-2013   Siding Spring Survey
       15     1837       1975-2007   Siding Spring Observatory
       16     1616       1977-2011   WISE
       17     1539       2001-2008   Desert Eagle Observatory
       18     1403       1995-2001   Visnjan
       19     1341       1998-2006   Apache Point-Sloan Digital Sky Survey
       20     1286       1966-2007   Crimea-Nauchnij
       21     1267       1982-2002   Peking Observatory, Xinglong Station
       22     1256       1996-2005   Campo Imperatore-CINEOS
       23     1155       1997-2008   Reedy Creek
       24      946       1996-1999   Caussols-ODAS
       25      896       1977-2002   Klet Observatory, Ceske Budejovice
       26      823       1891-2007   Heidelberg-Konigstuhl
       27      811       1996-2010   Goodricke-Pigott Observatory, Tucson
       28      723       1987-2000   Kushiro
       29      707       1994-2014   Bergisch Gladbach
       30      706       1973-2009   Lowell Observatory, Anderson Mesa Station
       31      705       1994-2008   Ondrejov
       32      698       1991-2014   Palomar Mountain--PTF
       33      693       1987-2008   Kitami
       34      655       1995-2003   Prescott
       35      630       1981-2012   Kitt Peak
       36      597       1990-2013   Purple Mountain Observatory, XuYi Station
       37      585       1977-2011   Observatoire Chante-Perdrix, Dauban
       38      563       1995-2002   Haleakala-NEAT/GEODSS
       39      539       1961-1995   Karl Schwarzschild Observatory, Tautenburg
       40      532       2004-2006   Apache Point
       41      512       1994-2013   Crni Vrh
       42      503       1999-2003   Fountain Hills
       43      477       1995-2012   University of Szeged, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)
       44      473       1996-2011   Bisei Spaceguard Center-BATTeRS
       45      466       1995-2011   iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill
       46      454       1995-2013   Tenagra II Observatory, Nogales
       47      440       1992-2010   Mauna Kea
       48      415       1978-2009   Cerro Tololo Observatory, La Serena
       49      406       1993-2009   Lulin Observatory
       50      373       1998-2010   Farpoint Observatory, Eskridge