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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 2016 June 22.


     Rank Discoveries     Between    Site name
    
        1   145372       1960-2012   Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico
        2   104851       1960-2014   Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak-Spacewatch
        3    43327       1960-2014   Mt. Lemmon Survey
        4    32903       1960-2012   Palomar Mountain/NEAT
        5    24469       1973-2014   Catalina Sky Survey
        6    20590       1993-2008   Lowell Observatory-LONEOS
        7    14830       1960-2016   Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala
        8     7621       1993-2010   Haleakala-AMOS
        9     6820       1949-2008   Palomar Mountain
       10     5663       1976-2010   European Southern Observatory, La Silla
       11     4740       1994-2012   LPL/Spacewatch II
       12     2785       1960-2012   OAM Observatory, La Sagra
       13     2476       1991-2002   Oizumi
       14     2266       1992-2013   Siding Spring Survey
       15     2235       1977-2014   WISE
       16     1846       1975-2007   Siding Spring Observatory
       17     1558       2001-2008   Desert Eagle Observatory
       18     1486       1998-2006   Apache Point-Sloan Digital Sky Survey
       19     1404       1995-2001   Visnjan
       20     1330       1996-2005   Campo Imperatore-CINEOS
       21     1309       1991-2013   Palomar Mountain--PTF
       22     1286       1966-2007   Crimea-Nauchnij
       23     1271       1982-2002   Peking Observatory, Xinglong Station
       24     1168       1997-2008   Reedy Creek
       25      949       1996-1999   Caussols-ODAS
       26      897       1977-2002   Klet Observatory, Ceske Budejovice
       27      842       1996-2010   Goodricke-Pigott Observatory, Tucson
       28      825       1891-2007   Heidelberg-Konigstuhl
       29      802       1994-2013   Bergisch Gladbach
       30      794       1990-2013   Purple Mountain Observatory, XuYi Station
       31      723       1987-2000   Kushiro
       32      712       1977-2011   Observatoire Chante-Perdrix, Dauban
       33      709       1994-2008   Ondrejov
       34      706       1973-2009   Lowell Observatory, Anderson Mesa Station
       35      697       1987-2008   Kitami
       36      694       1981-2012   Kitt Peak
       37      662       1995-2003   Prescott
       38      606       2004-2007   Apache Point
       39      592       1995-2013   Tenagra II Observatory, Nogales
       40      582       1995-2013   University of Szeged, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)
       41      575       1960-2013   Oukaimeden Observatory, Marrakech
       42      566       1995-2002   Haleakala-NEAT/GEODSS
       43      562       1994-2011   Crni Vrh
       44      539       1961-1995   Karl Schwarzschild Observatory, Tautenburg
       45      518       1996-2011   Bisei Spaceguard Center-BATTeRS
       46      503       1999-2003   Fountain Hills
       47      496       1995-2011   iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill
       48      488       1992-2012   Mauna Kea
       49      487       1994-2013   ESA Optical Ground Station, Tenerife
       50      447       1993-2009   Lulin Observatory