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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 Feb. 3.


     Rank Discoveries     Between    Site name
    
        1   142938       1960-2011   Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico
        2    91485       1960-2014   Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak-Spacewatch
        3    34183       1960-2014   Mt. Lemmon Survey
        4    31848       1960-2012   Palomar Mountain/NEAT
        5    21901       1973-2014   Catalina Sky Survey
        6    20139       1993-2008   Lowell Observatory-LONEOS
        7     7536       1993-2010   Haleakala-AMOS
        8     7438       1960-2014   Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala
        9     6810       1949-2008   Palomar Mountain
       10     5654       1976-2010   European Southern Observatory, La Silla
       11     4347       1994-2012   LPL/Spacewatch II
       12     2476       1991-2002   Oizumi
       13     2425       1960-2014   OAM Observatory, La Sagra
       14     2069       1992-2013   Siding Spring Survey
       15     1838       1975-2007   Siding Spring Observatory
       16     1675       1977-2011   WISE
       17     1543       2001-2008   Desert Eagle Observatory
       18     1403       1995-2001   Visnjan
       19     1369       1998-2006   Apache Point-Sloan Digital Sky Survey
       20     1286       1966-2007   Crimea-Nauchnij
       21     1267       1982-2002   Peking Observatory, Xinglong Station
       22     1265       1996-2005   Campo Imperatore-CINEOS
       23     1157       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      813       1996-2010   Goodricke-Pigott Observatory, Tucson
       28      811       1991-2014   Palomar Mountain--PTF
       29      723       1987-2000   Kushiro
       30      717       1994-2014   Bergisch Gladbach
       31      708       1994-2008   Ondrejov
       32      706       1973-2009   Lowell Observatory, Anderson Mesa Station
       33      694       1987-2008   Kitami
       34      656       1995-2003   Prescott
       35      633       1981-2012   Kitt Peak
       36      611       1990-2013   Purple Mountain Observatory, XuYi Station
       37      607       1977-2011   Observatoire Chante-Perdrix, Dauban
       38      564       1995-2002   Haleakala-NEAT/GEODSS
       39      539       1961-1995   Karl Schwarzschild Observatory, Tautenburg
       40      534       2004-2006   Apache Point
       41      517       1994-2013   Crni Vrh
       42      503       1999-2003   Fountain Hills
       43      489       1995-2012   University of Szeged, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)
       44      484       1996-2011   Bisei Spaceguard Center-BATTeRS
       45      472       1995-2011   iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill
       46      470       1995-2013   Tenagra II Observatory, Nogales
       47      443       1992-2010   Mauna Kea
       48      417       1978-2009   Cerro Tololo Observatory, La Serena
       49      409       1993-2009   Lulin Observatory
       50      376       1997-2010   Farpoint Observatory, Eskridge