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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 Apr. 24.


     Rank Discoveries     Between    Site name
    
        1   145283       1960-2012   Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico
        2   104346       1960-2014   Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak-Spacewatch
        3    42919       1960-2014   Mt. Lemmon Survey
        4    32878       1960-2012   Palomar Mountain/NEAT
        5    24350       1973-2014   Catalina Sky Survey
        6    20577       1993-2008   Lowell Observatory-LONEOS
        7    14279       1960-2014   Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala
        8     7616       1993-2010   Haleakala-AMOS
        9     6820       1949-2008   Palomar Mountain
       10     5662       1976-2010   European Southern Observatory, La Silla
       11     4722       1994-2012   LPL/Spacewatch II
       12     2773       1960-2012   OAM Observatory, La Sagra
       13     2476       1991-2002   Oizumi
       14     2258       1992-2013   Siding Spring Survey
       15     2209       1977-2014   WISE
       16     1846       1975-2007   Siding Spring Observatory
       17     1556       2001-2008   Desert Eagle Observatory
       18     1482       1998-2006   Apache Point-Sloan Digital Sky Survey
       19     1404       1995-2001   Visnjan
       20     1324       1996-2005   Campo Imperatore-CINEOS
       21     1288       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      837       1996-2010   Goodricke-Pigott Observatory, Tucson
       28      825       1891-2007   Heidelberg-Konigstuhl
       29      798       1994-2013   Bergisch Gladbach
       30      783       1990-2013   Purple Mountain Observatory, XuYi Station
       31      723       1987-2000   Kushiro
       32      711       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      690       1981-2012   Kitt Peak
       37      662       1995-2003   Prescott
       38      606       2004-2007   Apache Point
       39      585       1995-2013   Tenagra II Observatory, Nogales
       40      579       1995-2013   University of Szeged, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)
       41      566       1995-2002   Haleakala-NEAT/GEODSS
       42      562       1960-2013   Oukaimeden Observatory, Marrakech
       43      557       1994-2011   Crni Vrh
       44      539       1961-1995   Karl Schwarzschild Observatory, Tautenburg
       45      517       1996-2011   Bisei Spaceguard Center-BATTeRS
       46      503       1999-2003   Fountain Hills
       47      493       1995-2011   iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill
       48      486       1992-2012   Mauna Kea
       49      485       1994-2013   ESA Optical Ground Station, Tenerife
       50      446       1993-2009   Lulin Observatory