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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 Apr. 5.


     Rank Discoveries     Between    Site name
    
        1   143338       1960-2011   Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico
        2    93843       1960-2014   Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak-Spacewatch
        3    35727       1960-2013   Mt. Lemmon Survey
        4    32041       1960-2012   Palomar Mountain/NEAT
        5    22382       1973-2013   Catalina Sky Survey
        6    20219       1993-2008   Lowell Observatory-LONEOS
        7     8067       1960-2013   Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala
        8     7557       1993-2010   Haleakala-AMOS
        9     6811       1949-2008   Palomar Mountain
       10     5655       1976-2010   European Southern Observatory, La Silla
       11     4427       1994-2012   LPL/Spacewatch II
       12     2498       1960-2012   OAM Observatory, La Sagra
       13     2476       1991-2002   Oizumi
       14     2099       1992-2013   Siding Spring Survey
       15     1839       1975-2007   Siding Spring Observatory
       16     1770       1977-2011   WISE
       17     1547       2001-2008   Desert Eagle Observatory
       18     1403       1995-2001   Visnjan
       19     1393       1998-2006   Apache Point-Sloan Digital Sky Survey
       20     1286       1966-2007   Crimea-Nauchnij
       21     1282       1996-2005   Campo Imperatore-CINEOS
       22     1268       1982-2002   Peking Observatory, Xinglong Station
       23     1159       1997-2008   Reedy Creek
       24      946       1996-1999   Caussols-ODAS
       25      921       1991-2013   Palomar Mountain--PTF
       26      896       1977-2002   Klet Observatory, Ceske Budejovice
       27      824       1891-2007   Heidelberg-Konigstuhl
       28      818       1996-2010   Goodricke-Pigott Observatory, Tucson
       29      730       1994-2012   Bergisch Gladbach
       30      723       1987-2000   Kushiro
       31      708       1994-2008   Ondrejov
       32      706       1973-2009   Lowell Observatory, Anderson Mesa Station
       33      694       1987-2008   Kitami
       34      657       1995-2003   Prescott
       35      641       1981-2012   Kitt Peak
       36      633       1990-2013   Purple Mountain Observatory, XuYi Station
       37      627       1977-2011   Observatoire Chante-Perdrix, Dauban
       38      564       1995-2002   Haleakala-NEAT/GEODSS
       39      551       2004-2006   Apache Point
       40      539       1961-1995   Karl Schwarzschild Observatory, Tautenburg
       41      530       1994-2011   Crni Vrh
       42      507       1995-2011   University of Szeged, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)
       43      503       1999-2003   Fountain Hills
       44      488       1996-2011   Bisei Spaceguard Center-BATTeRS
       45      487       1995-2013   Tenagra II Observatory, Nogales
       46      478       1995-2011   iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill
       47      453       1992-2012   Mauna Kea
       48      420       1978-2009   Cerro Tololo Observatory, La Serena
       49      416       1993-2009   Lulin Observatory
       50      379       1997-2010   Farpoint Observatory, Eskridge