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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 July 15.


     Rank Discoveries     Between    Site name
    
        1   141113       1973-2011   Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico
        2    83098       1960-2013   Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak-Spacewatch
        3    30914       1960-2012   Palomar Mountain/NEAT
        4    28926       1960-2012   Mt. Lemmon Survey
        5    20134       1973-2012   Catalina Sky Survey
        6    19740       1993-2008   Lowell Observatory-LONEOS
        7     7449       1993-2010   Haleakala-AMOS
        8     6793       1949-2008   Palomar Mountain
        9     5645       1976-2010   European Southern Observatory, La Silla
       10     4005       1995-2012   LPL/Spacewatch II
       11     3965       1960-2013   Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala
       12     2476       1991-2002   Oizumi
       13     2160       1960-2012   OAM Observatory, La Sagra
       14     1926       1992-2011   Siding Spring Survey
       15     1829       1975-2007   Siding Spring Observatory
       16     1527       2001-2008   Desert Eagle Observatory
       17     1421       1977-2010   WISE
       18     1402       1995-2001   Visnjan
       19     1286       1966-2007   Crimea-Nauchnij
       20     1266       1982-2002   Peking Observatory, Xinglong Station
       21     1235       1996-2005   Campo Imperatore-CINEOS
       22     1227       1998-2006   Apache Point-Sloan Digital Sky Survey
       23     1146       1997-2008   Reedy Creek
       24      943       1996-1999   Caussols-ODAS
       25      895       1977-2002   Klet Observatory, Ceske Budejovice
       26      823       1891-2007   Heidelberg-Konigstuhl
       27      797       1996-2010   Goodricke-Pigott Observatory, Tucson
       28      723       1987-2000   Kushiro
       29      706       1973-2009   Lowell Observatory, Anderson Mesa Station
       30      701       1994-2008   Ondrejov
       31      692       1987-2008   Kitami
       32      658       1994-2011   Bergisch Gladbach
       33      652       1995-2003   Prescott
       34      583       1982-2008   Kitt Peak
       35      561       1995-2002   Haleakala-NEAT/GEODSS
       36      552       1990-2013   Purple Mountain Observatory, XuYi Station
       37      539       1961-1995   Karl Schwarzschild Observatory, Tautenburg
       38      530       1977-2011   Observatoire Chante-Perdrix, Dauban
       39      506       2004-2006   Apache Point
       40      502       1999-2003   Fountain Hills
       41      482       1994-2010   Crni Vrh
       42      445       1995-2011   iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill
       43      433       1996-2011   Bisei Spaceguard Center-BATTeRS
       44      428       1995-2011   University of Szeged, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)
       45      414       1994-2012   Palomar Mountain--PTF
       46      408       1992-2009   Mauna Kea
       47      406       1978-2009   Cerro Tololo Observatory, La Serena
       48      391       1993-2009   Lulin Observatory
       49      367       1995-2011   Tenagra II Observatory, Nogales
       50      366       1998-2010   Farpoint Observatory, Eskridge