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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 2014 Aug. 12.


     Rank Discoveries     Between    Site name
    
        1   141316       1960-2011   Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico
        2    84154       1960-2013   Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak-Spacewatch
        3    30987       1960-2012   Palomar Mountain/NEAT
        4    29620       1960-2013   Mt. Lemmon Survey
        5    20361       1973-2013   Catalina Sky Survey
        6    19793       1993-2008   Lowell Observatory-LONEOS
        7     7462       1993-2010   Haleakala-AMOS
        8     6795       1949-2008   Palomar Mountain
        9     5646       1976-2010   European Southern Observatory, La Silla
       10     4327       1960-2013   Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala
       11     4041       1995-2012   LPL/Spacewatch II
       12     2476       1991-2002   Oizumi
       13     2182       1960-2012   OAM Observatory, La Sagra
       14     1943       1992-2011   Siding Spring Survey
       15     1831       1975-2007   Siding Spring Observatory
       16     1527       2001-2008   Desert Eagle Observatory
       17     1458       1977-2010   WISE
       18     1402       1995-2001   Visnjan
       19     1286       1966-2007   Crimea-Nauchnij
       20     1266       1982-2002   Peking Observatory, Xinglong Station
       21     1243       1996-2005   Campo Imperatore-CINEOS
       22     1235       1998-2006   Apache Point-Sloan Digital Sky Survey
       23     1147       1997-2008   Reedy Creek
       24      944       1996-1999   Caussols-ODAS
       25      896       1977-2002   Klet Observatory, Ceske Budejovice
       26      823       1891-2007   Heidelberg-Konigstuhl
       27      801       1996-2010   Goodricke-Pigott Observatory, Tucson
       28      723       1987-2000   Kushiro
       29      706       1973-2009   Lowell Observatory, Anderson Mesa Station
       30      703       1994-2008   Ondrejov
       31      692       1987-2008   Kitami
       32      666       1994-2011   Bergisch Gladbach
       33      652       1995-2003   Prescott
       34      589       1981-2008   Kitt Peak
       35      561       1995-2002   Haleakala-NEAT/GEODSS
       36      555       1990-2013   Purple Mountain Observatory, XuYi Station
       37      539       1961-1995   Karl Schwarzschild Observatory, Tautenburg
       38      537       1977-2011   Observatoire Chante-Perdrix, Dauban
       39      515       2004-2006   Apache Point
       40      502       1999-2003   Fountain Hills
       41      485       1994-2010   Crni Vrh
       42      463       1994-2012   Palomar Mountain--PTF
       43      447       1995-2011   iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill
       44      439       1996-2011   Bisei Spaceguard Center-BATTeRS
       45      435       1995-2011   University of Szeged, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)
       46      411       1992-2009   Mauna Kea
       47      406       1978-2009   Cerro Tololo Observatory, La Serena
       48      396       1993-2009   Lulin Observatory
       49      387       1995-2011   Tenagra II Observatory, Nogales
       50      367       1998-2010   Farpoint Observatory, Eskridge