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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 Apr. 16.


     Rank Discoveries     Between    Site name
    
        1   140457       1973-2011   Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico
        2    80185       1973-2013   Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak-Spacewatch
        3    30614       1960-2012   Palomar Mountain/NEAT
        4    27156       1960-2012   Mt. Lemmon Survey
        5    19616       1998-2008   Lowell Observatory-LONEOS
        6    19530       1973-2012   Catalina Sky Survey
        7     7416       1993-2010   Haleakala-AMOS
        8     6786       1949-2008   Palomar Mountain
        9     5643       1976-2010   European Southern Observatory, La Silla
       10     3916       1995-2011   LPL/Spacewatch II
       11     3138       1960-2013   Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala
       12     2475       1991-2002   Oizumi
       13     2087       1960-2012   OAM Observatory, La Sagra
       14     1867       1995-2011   Siding Spring Survey
       15     1828       1975-2007   Siding Spring Observatory
       16     1524       2001-2008   Desert Eagle Observatory
       17     1401       1995-2001   Visnjan
       18     1286       1966-2007   Crimea-Nauchnij
       19     1265       1977-2010   WISE
       20     1264       1982-2002   Peking Observatory, Xinglong Station
       21     1221       1996-2005   Campo Imperatore-CINEOS
       22     1202       1998-2006   Apache Point-Sloan Digital Sky Survey
       23     1138       1997-2008   Reedy Creek
       24      941       1996-1999   Caussols-ODAS
       25      895       1977-2002   Klet Observatory, Ceske Budejovice
       26      823       1891-2007   Heidelberg-Konigstuhl
       27      790       1996-2010   Goodricke-Pigott Observatory, Tucson
       28      723       1987-2000   Kushiro
       29      706       1973-2009   Lowell Observatory, Anderson Mesa Station
       30      699       1994-2008   Ondrejov
       31      689       1987-2008   Kitami
       32      651       1995-2003   Prescott
       33      637       1994-2011   Bergisch Gladbach
       34      575       1982-2008   Kitt Peak
       35      561       1995-2002   Haleakala-NEAT/GEODSS
       36      539       1961-1995   Karl Schwarzschild Observatory, Tautenburg
       37      511       1977-2011   Observatoire Chante-Perdrix, Dauban
       38      502       1999-2003   Fountain Hills
       39      501       1990-2011   Purple Mountain Observatory, XuYi Station
       40      477       2004-2006   Apache Point
               477       1994-2010   Crni Vrh
       42      432       1995-2011   iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill
       43      420       1996-2011   Bisei Spaceguard Center-BATTeRS
       44      419       1995-2011   University of Szeged, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)
       45      403       1978-2009   Cerro Tololo Observatory, La Serena
       46      400       1992-2009   Mauna Kea
       47      386       1993-2009   Lulin Observatory
       48      358       1998-2009   Farpoint Observatory, Eskridge
       49      328       1925-2009   Uccle
       50      321       1993-2000   Nachi-Katsuura Observatory