The list of asteroid-discovering observatories contains a section for each observatory which has discovered one or more asteroids, along with a list of those asteroids.

For each numbered asteroid, the Minor Planet Center lists one or more discoverers who have been given credit for the discovery. Sometimes these are individuals (by modern rules there can be no more than three co-discoverers), and sometimes the credit is given to an organization (for instance, Purple Mountain Observatory).

Observatories

Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory

The Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory is a private observatory near Andrushivka in Zhytomyr oblast, Ukraine. The observatory has IAU observatory code A50.[1]

It has discovered the following asteroids:

Bohyunsan Optical Astronomy Observatory

The telescope atop Mount Bohyeon is among the items pictured on the back of the country's 10,000 won note.[2]

The Korean Bohyunsan Optical Astronomy Observatory (BOAO), located at Mount Bohyeon near the city of Yeongcheon, is a member of the East-Asian Planet Search Network, an international collaboration between Korea, China and Japan. Each facility, BOAO (Korea), Xinglong Station (NAOC) (China), and Okayama Astrophysical Observatory (Japan), has a 2 m class telescope, a high dispersion echelle spectrograph, and an iodine absorption cell for precise RV measurements, looking for extrasolar planets.[3]

It has discovered the following asteroids:

Cerro El Roble Astronomical Station

Further information: National Astronomical Observatory (Chile) § Cerro El Roble Astronomical Station

Between 1968 and 1982, Carlos Torres discovered or co-discovered with S. Cofré and others a number of asteroids from the Chilean Cerro El Roble Station. It has discovered the following asteroids:

Chichibu Observatory

This is the private observatory of Naoto Sato in Chichibu, Saitama, Japan.[4] This Observatory has IAU observatory code 369.[1]

It has discovered the following asteroids:

Dynic Astronomical Observatory

It has discovered the following asteroids:

Emerald Lane Observatory

It has discovered the following asteroids:

Fair Oaks Ranch Observatory

It has discovered the following asteroids:

Geisei Observatory

Tsutomu Seki is the director of the Geisei Observatory in Geisei, Kōchi, Japan.

It has discovered the following asteroids:

Jurassien-Vicques Observatory

It has discovered the following asteroids:

Kingsnake Observatory

It has discovered the following asteroids:

Kitami Observatory

Kitami Observatory has discovered the following asteroids:

Lime Creek Observatory

Private observatory of Robert Linderholm (1933–2013); it discovered the following asteroids:

Mount Nyukasa Station

It has discovered the following asteroids:

Nanyo Observatory

Nanyo Civil Astronomical Observatory was established in 1986 by the Nanyo Astronomical Lovers Club, located in Nan'yō, Yamagata, Japan. This astronomy society was founded in 1983.[5]

It has discovered the following asteroids:

Oaxaca Observatory

Oaxaca Observatory has discovered the following asteroids:

Osservatorio Astronomico di Monte Agliale

It has discovered the following asteroids:

Osservatorio Astronomico di Pianoro

It has discovered the following asteroids:

Osservatorio Astronomico Sormano

Main article: Sormano Astronomical Observatory

The Sormano Astronomical Observatory in northern Italy has discovered the asteroid 344581 Albisetti. Previously accredited discoveries have now been reassigned to the various amateur astronomers using the observatory. These include Valter Giuliani, Piero Sicoli, Pierangelo Ghezzi, Francesco Manca, Paolo Chiavenna, Graziano Ventre and Augusto Testa.

Marco Cavagna, was also an observer and discoverer of minor planets at Sormano until his death in 2005. The observatory's 0.5-meter telescope was named in his honor.

Osservatorio Colleverde di Guidonia

It has discovered the following asteroids:

Rand Observatory

It has discovered the following asteroids:

Rozhen National Astronomical Observatory

The Rozhen Observatory has discovered the following asteroids:

Sendai Astronomical Observatory

It has discovered the following asteroids:

Sunflower Observatory

It has discovered the following asteroids:

Tenagra II Observatory

It has discovered the following asteroids:

Tzec Maun Observatory (Mayhill)

It has discovered the following asteroids:

Uenohara Observatory

It has discovered the following asteroids:

Uto Observatory

It has discovered the following asteroids:

Yatsugatake-Kobuchizawa

It has discovered the following asteroids:

Yorii Observatory

At Yorii Observatory, Japanese amateur astronomers Masaru Arai and Hiroshi Mori have discovered 45 minor planets (credited by the MPC as per 2016):Scr

Zeno Observatory

Tom Stafford discovered a number of asteroids since 1997, including 12061 Alena, 12533 Edmond, 13436 Enid, 13688 Oklahoma, at Zeno Observatory (observatory code 727) in Edmond, Oklahoma.

It has discovered the following asteroids:

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "List Of Observatory Codes". IAU Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2009-08-12.
  2. ^ "Bohyunsan Optical Astronomy Observatory (BOAO)", Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, retrieved December 27, 2017.
  3. ^ Izumiura, Hideyuki (June 2005). "An East-Asian Extra-Solar Planet Search Network". Journal of the Korean Astronomical Society. 38 (2): 81–84. Bibcode:2005JKAS...38...81I. doi:10.5303/JKAS.2005.38.2.081.
  4. ^ Schmadel (2003:504)
  5. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (5th ed.). Springer. p. 754. ISBN 3-540-00238-3.