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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 Dec. 28.


     Rank Discoveries     Between    Site name
    
        1   144732       1960-2012   Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico
        2   100639       1960-2014   Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak-Spacewatch
        3    40255       1960-2014   Mt. Lemmon Survey
        4    32613       1960-2012   Palomar Mountain/NEAT
        5    23615       1973-2014   Catalina Sky Survey
        6    20480       1993-2008   Lowell Observatory-LONEOS
        7    11502       1960-2014   Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala
        8     7591       1993-2010   Haleakala-AMOS
        9     6817       1949-2008   Palomar Mountain
       10     5660       1976-2010   European Southern Observatory, La Silla
       11     4612       1994-2012   LPL/Spacewatch II
       12     2682       1960-2012   OAM Observatory, La Sagra
       13     2476       1991-2002   Oizumi
       14     2199       1992-2013   Siding Spring Survey
       15     2107       1977-2011   WISE
       16     1842       1975-2007   Siding Spring Observatory
       17     1553       2001-2008   Desert Eagle Observatory
       18     1443       1998-2006   Apache Point-Sloan Digital Sky Survey
       19     1404       1995-2001   Visnjan
       20     1313       1996-2005   Campo Imperatore-CINEOS
       21     1286       1966-2007   Crimea-Nauchnij
       22     1269       1982-2002   Peking Observatory, Xinglong Station
       23     1166       1997-2008   Reedy Creek
       24     1150       1991-2013   Palomar Mountain--PTF
       25      949       1996-1999   Caussols-ODAS
       26      896       1977-2002   Klet Observatory, Ceske Budejovice
       27      833       1996-2010   Goodricke-Pigott Observatory, Tucson
       28      824       1891-2007   Heidelberg-Konigstuhl
       29      779       1994-2013   Bergisch Gladbach
       30      746       1990-2013   Purple Mountain Observatory, XuYi Station
       31      723       1987-2000   Kushiro
       32      708       1994-2008   Ondrejov
       33      706       1973-2009   Lowell Observatory, Anderson Mesa Station
       34      695       1987-2008   Kitami
       35      677       1977-2011   Observatoire Chante-Perdrix, Dauban
       36      664       1981-2012   Kitt Peak
       37      660       1995-2003   Prescott
       38      596       2004-2006   Apache Point
       39      567       1995-2013   Tenagra II Observatory, Nogales
       40      566       1995-2002   Haleakala-NEAT/GEODSS
       41      554       1995-2012   University of Szeged, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)
       42      542       1994-2011   Crni Vrh
       43      539       1961-1995   Karl Schwarzschild Observatory, Tautenburg
       44      507       1996-2011   Bisei Spaceguard Center-BATTeRS
       45      503       1999-2003   Fountain Hills
       46      491       1960-2013   Oukaimeden Observatory, Marrakech
       47      487       1995-2011   iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill
       48      477       1992-2012   Mauna Kea
       49      446       1994-2013   ESA Optical Ground Station, Tenerife
       50      434       1993-2009   Lulin Observatory