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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 Sept. 11.


     Rank Discoveries     Between    Site name
    
        1   141577       1960-2011   Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico
        2    85538       1960-2013   Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak-Spacewatch
        3    31116       1960-2012   Palomar Mountain/NEAT
        4    30422       1960-2013   Mt. Lemmon Survey
        5    20644       1973-2013   Catalina Sky Survey
        6    19856       1993-2008   Lowell Observatory-LONEOS
        7     7475       1993-2010   Haleakala-AMOS
        8     6796       1949-2008   Palomar Mountain
        9     5650       1976-2010   European Southern Observatory, La Silla
       10     4684       1960-2013   Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala
       11     4090       1994-2012   LPL/Spacewatch II
       12     2476       1991-2002   Oizumi
       13     2216       1960-2012   OAM Observatory, La Sagra
       14     1964       1992-2011   Siding Spring Survey
       15     1833       1975-2007   Siding Spring Observatory
       16     1529       2001-2008   Desert Eagle Observatory
       17     1500       1977-2010   WISE
       18     1402       1995-2001   Visnjan
       19     1286       1966-2007   Crimea-Nauchnij
       20     1266       1982-2002   Peking Observatory, Xinglong Station
       21     1259       1998-2006   Apache Point-Sloan Digital Sky Survey
       22     1248       1996-2005   Campo Imperatore-CINEOS
       23     1148       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      803       1996-2010   Goodricke-Pigott Observatory, Tucson
       28      723       1987-2000   Kushiro
       29      706       1973-2009   Lowell Observatory, Anderson Mesa Station
       30      704       1994-2008   Ondrejov
       31      692       1987-2008   Kitami
       32      674       1994-2011   Bergisch Gladbach
       33      652       1995-2003   Prescott
       34      594       1981-2008   Kitt Peak
       35      567       1990-2013   Purple Mountain Observatory, XuYi Station
       36      563       1995-2002   Haleakala-NEAT/GEODSS
       37      543       1977-2011   Observatoire Chante-Perdrix, Dauban
       38      539       1961-1995   Karl Schwarzschild Observatory, Tautenburg
       39      519       2004-2006   Apache Point
       40      506       1994-2012   Palomar Mountain--PTF
       41      503       1999-2003   Fountain Hills
       42      492       1994-2010   Crni Vrh
       43      450       1995-2011   iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill
       44      445       1995-2011   University of Szeged, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)
               445       1996-2011   Bisei Spaceguard Center-BATTeRS
       46      421       1992-2009   Mauna Kea
       47      417       1995-2012   Tenagra II Observatory, Nogales
       48      407       1978-2009   Cerro Tololo Observatory, La Serena
       49      398       1993-2009   Lulin Observatory
       50      368       1998-2010   Farpoint Observatory, Eskridge