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List of minor planet discoverers

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This is a list of minor-planet discoverers credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of one or several minor planets (such as near-Earth and main-belt asteroids, Jupiter trojans and distant objects).[1] As of March 2020, the discovery of 545,135 numbered minor planets are credited to 1034 astronomers and 244 observatories, telescopes or surveys (see § Discovering dedicated institutions).

For how a discovery is made and a description of the tables below, see observations of small Solar System bodies and § Notes, respectively.


Discovering astronomers

Astronomer Discoveries DOB–DOD Country Link-label; info, links, and notes Name(s) at MPC Cite
Hiroshi Abe (astronomer) 28 1958–pres. H. Abe; H. Abe (5379)
Masanao Abe 2 1967–pres. M. Abe; disc: MPC and MPC M. Abe (8926)
Mark Abraham (astronomer) 3 n.a. M. Abraham; amateur, Src M. Abraham
Christopher Aikman 4 1943–pres. G. C. L. Aikman; G. C. L. Aikman
Makio Akiyama 16 1950–pres. M. Akiyama; Susono Observatory M. Akiyama (4904)
Vladimir Albitsky 10 1891–1951
V. Albitskij; Simeiz Observatory V. Albitskij (1783)
Gregory Scott Aldering 4 1962–pres. G. Aldering; G. Aldering (26533)
Heikki A. Alikoski 13 1912–1997 H. Alikoski; Turku Obs. H. Alikoski (1567)
Éric J. Allen 1 n.a. É. J. Allen; E. J. Allen
Rhiannon Lynne Allen 3 n.a. R. L. Allen; disc: MPC , MPC and MPC R. L. Allen; L. Allen
Jeff T. Alu 24 1966–pres. J. Alu; amateur J. Alu (4104)
Leonard L. Amburgey 2 1945–pres. L. L. Amburgey; amateur, disc: MPC and MPC L. L. Amburgey
A. David Andrews 1 1933–pres. A. D. Andrews; A. D. Andrews
Milan Antal 17 1935–1999 M. Antal; M. Antal (6717)
Plinio Antolini 4 1920–2012 P. Antolini; amateur, (bio-it) P. Antolini
Pierre Antonini 35 n.a. P. Antonini; amateur P. Antonini (12580)
Masakatsu Aoki 2 1957–pres. M. Aoki; amateur; unrelated to 5337 M. Aoki
Rolf Apitzsch 73 1943–pres. R. Apitzsch; amateur, (bio-de) R. Apitzsch (29214)
Masaru Arai 45 1952–pres. M. Arai; amateur M. Arai (21082)
Hiroshi Araki 3 n.a. H. Araki; unrelated to 4718 H. Araki
Sylvain Arend 51 1902–1992 S. Arend; S. J. Arend (1502)
Claire Armstrong 1 n.a. C. Armstrong; amateur, wife of M. Armstrong C. Armstrong (15967)
Mark Armstrong (astronomer) 2 1958–pres. M. Armstrong; amateur, husband of C. Armstrong, unrelated to 6469 M. Armstrong
Atsuo Asami 7 n.a. A. Asami; A. Asami
David J. Asher 10 1966–pres. D. J. Asher; D. J. Asher (6564)
Karl Augustesen 6 1945–pres. K. Augustesen; K. Augustesen (5171)
Walter Baade 10 1893–1960 W. Baade; W. Baade (1501)
Ulrika Babiaková 14 1976–2002 U. Babiaková; U. Babiakova (32531)
Paolo Bacci 1 1968–pres. P. Bacci; amateur; (bio-it) P. Bacci (108205)
Hannes Bachleitner 2 1965–pres. H. Bachleitner; also Johannes Bachleitner, amateur, disc: MPC and MPC H. Bachleitner (172932)
Solon Irving Bailey 1 1854–1931 S. I. Bailey; unrelated to 449922 S. I. Bailey
David D. Balam 56 n.a. D. D. Balam; D. D. Balam (3749)
Loren C. Ball 107 1948–pres. L. Ball; amateur L. Ball
Thomas J. Balonek 9 n.a. T. J. Balonek; T. J. Balonek; T. Balonek
Odette Bancilhon 1 1908–1998 O. Bancilhon; disc: List of minor planets: 1001–2000#333 O. Bancilhon (1713)
Susan Banh 1 n.a. S. Banh; (bio-it) S. Banh
Nigel P. Bannister 1 n.a. N. P. Bannister; University of Leicester N. P. Bannister
Yoshiaki Banno 1 1952–1991 Y. Banno; Y. Banno (3394)
Evelin Bányai 1 n.a. E. Bányai; E. Banyai
Cesare Barbieri 7 1942–pres. C. Barbieri; C. Barbieri (13992)
John C. Barentine 1 1976–pres. J. C. Barentine; John Caleb Barentine J. C. Barentine (14505)
Kristina M. Barkume 1 n.a. K. M. Barkume; (bio-it) K. M. Barkume
Ewan Barr 5 n.a. E. Barr; (bio-it) E. Barr
Sergio Barros 7 n.a. S. Barros; (bio-it) S. Barros
Sandro Bartolini 1 1974-pres. S. Bartolini; unrelated to 12399 S. Bartolini (11337)
Maria A. Barucci 3 n.a.
M. A. Barucci; disc: MPC , MPC and MPC M. A. Barucci; M. Barucci (3485)
Ivo Baueršíma 1 1931–pres.
I. Baueršíma; (bio-de) I. Bauersima
Johann M. Baur 15 1930–2007 J. M. Baur; amateur, (bio-de) J. M. Baur (11673)
David E. Beatty 1 n.a. D. Beatty; (bio-it); unrelated to 2925 D. Beatty
D. Beaver 1 n.a. D. Beaver; amateur, co-discoverer with J. Dellinger at Needville, TX D. Beaver
Andrew C. Becker 643 1973–pres. A. C. Becker; (bio-it) A. C. Becker (5280)
Jim Bedient 6 n.a. J. Bedient; J. Bedient
E. S. Beeson 1 n.a. E. S. Beeson; unrelated to 5241 E. S. Beeson
Raoul Behrend 13 1964–pres. R. Behrend; (bio-fr) R. Behrend (18874)
Bruce Edward Behymer 1 1983–pres. B. E. Behymer; (bio-it) B. E. Behymer
Sergey Belyavsky 36 1883–1953 S. Belyavskyj; S. Beljavskij
Graham E. Bell 56 n.a. G. Bell; G. Bell
Federico Bellini 3 n.a. F. Bellini; (bio-it), unrelated to 18509 F. Bellini
Yuri A. Belyaev 7 n.a. Yu. A. Belyaev; it:Jurij A. Beljaev, fr:Iouri Beliaïev, unrelated to 2030 Yu. A. Belyaev
Denis Bergeron 2 1956–pres. D. Bergeron; (bio-it) D. Bergeron
Fabrizio Bernardi 12 1972–pres. F. Bernardi; F. Bernardi (27983)
Laurent Bernasconi 12 1966–pres. L. Bernasconi; amateur, (bio-fr) L. Bernasconi (13793)
K. Berney 1 n.a. K. Berney; K. Berney
Gary M. Bernstein 3 n.a. G. Bernstein; unrelated to 4476 G. Bernstein
Emanuel Bettelheim 1 n.a. E. Bettelheim; E. Bettelheim
Francesco Biasci 1 n.a. F. Biasci; F. Biasci
Wolf Bickel 673 1942–pres. W. Bickel; amateur W. Bickel (4324)
Jamie Biggs 1 n.a. J. Biggs; J. Biggs
Guillaume Bigourdan 1 1851–1932 G. Bigourdan; disc: 390 G. Bigourdan
Gary W. Billings 6 n.a. G. W. Billings; amateur, (bio-fr) G. W. Billings (73703)
Richard P. Binzel 3 1958–pres. R. P. Binzel; R. P. Binzel (2873)
Kurt Birkle 9 1939–2010 K. Birkle; (bio-de) K. Birkle (4803)
Peter Birtwhistle 87 1958–pres. P. Birtwhistle; amateur, Src P. Birtwhistle (65100)
Manolo Blasco 5 n.a. M. Blasco; (bio-it) M. Blasco
Adam Block (astronomer) 1 1973–pres. A. Block; (bio-it) A. Block (172525)
Andrea Boattini 296 1969–pres. A. Boattini; A. Boattini (8925)
Hermann Boehnhardt 1 n.a. H. Boehnhardt; H. Boehnhardt
Andreas Boeker 2 1964–2011 A. Boeker; amateur, disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-it),[2] A. Boeker (29483)
Michel Bœuf 12 n.a. M. Boeuf; (bio-it) M. Boeuf
Henri M. J. Boffin 11 n.a. H. Boffin; H. M. J. Boffin; H. Boffin
Alfred Bohrmann 9 1904–2000 A. Bohrmann; A. Bohrmann (1635)
Tom Boles 1 1944–pres.
T. Boles; amateur T. Boles (7648)
Dennis Borgman 1 1952–pres. D. Borgman; D. Borgman (95219)
Freimut Börngen 538 1930–pres. F. Börngen; F. Borngen (3859)
Alphonse Borrelly 18 1842–1926 A. Borrelly; A. Borrelly (1539)
Josep Maria Bosch 1 n.a.
J. M. Bosch; amateur, also see (266983) J. M. Bosch
Grégoire Bourban 2 n.a. G. Bourban; disc: MPC and MPC G. Bourban
Paul Bourgeois 1 1898–1974 P. Bourgeois; (bio-it) P. Bourgeois (1543)
Edward L. G. Bowell 571 1943–pres. E. Bowell; E. Bowell (2246)
Louis Boyer (astronomer) 40 1901–1999 L. Boyer; L. Boyer (1215)
Richard P. Boyle 2 1943–pres. R. P. Boyle; disc: MPC and MPC , Src R. P. Boyle (302849)
Joseph L. Brady 1 n.a. J. L. Brady; (bio-it) J. L. Brady
Nigel Brady (astronomer) 7 n.a. N. Brady; N. Brady
Steve Brady (astronomer) 2 n.a. S. Brady; disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-it) S. Brady
Alexis Brandeker 4 1974–pres. A. Brandeker; A. Brandeker
Vanja Brcic 2 n.a. V. Brcic; (bio-it) V. Brcic
John Broughton 1180 1952–pres. J. Broughton; amateur J. Broughton (24105)
Jeffery A. Brown 1 n.a. J. A. Brown; Src J. A. Brown
Michael E. Brown 29 1965–pres. M. E. Brown; M. E. Brown (11714)
Ladislav Brožek 23 1952–pres. L. Brožek; L. Brozek
Jim Bruton 2 n.a. J. Bruton; James Bruton, disc: MPC and MPC , Src J. Bruton
Dan Bruton 5 1967–pres. W. D. Bruton; (bio-fr) W. D. Bruton
Jacobus Albertus Bruwer 4 1915–pres. J. A. Bruwer; (bio-it) J. A. Bruwer (1811)
Emil Buchar 1 1901–1979 E. Buchar; (bio-it) E. Buchar (3141)
Marc W. Buie 932 1958–pres. M. W. Buie; M. W. Buie (7553)
Christian Buil 5 n.a. C. Buil; amateur, (bio-fr) C. Buil (6820)
Geoffrey Burks 1 n.a. G. Burks; G. Burks
Matthew R. Burleigh 1 n.a. M. R. Burleigh; M. R. Burleigh
Bella A. Burnasheva 13 1944–pres. B. A. Burnasheva; B. A. Burnasheva (4427)
Robert Burnham Jr. 1 1931–1993 R. Burnham; R. Burnham (3467)
Joseph A. Burns 1 1941–pres. J. A. Burns; J. A. Burns (2708)
Schelte J. Bus 1683 1956–pres. S. J. Bus; S. J. Bus (3254)
Matthias Busch 13 1968–pres. M. Busch; amateur Src and Src M. Busch (7687)
Philippe Buttani 1 1966–pres. P. Buttani; amateur, (bio-fr) P. Buttani (18167)
Luca Buzzi 7 1982–pres. L. Buzzi; amateur, (bio-it) L. Buzzi (6517)
Rodolfo Calanca 1 n.a. R. Calanca; (bio-it) R. Calanca
Michael P. Candy 3 1928–1994 M. P. Candy; (bio-it) M. P. Candy (3015)
Albino Carbognani 1 n.a. A. Carbognani; A. Carbognani
Luigi Carnera 16 1875–1962 L. Carnera; L. Carnera (39653)
Don W. Carona 1 n.a. D. W. Carona; D. W. Carona
Alfredo Caronia 4 n.a. A. Caronia; (bio-it) A. Caronia
Rafael Carrasco Garrorena 1 1902–1981 R. Carrasco; (bio-it), unrelated to 4171 R. Carrasco
Uri Carsenty 1 1949–pres. U. Carsenty; (bio-fr) U. Carsenty (13333)
Claudio Casacci 8 1958–pres. C. Casacci; C. Casacci (4814)
James Len Casady 3 n.a. L. Casady; L. Casady
Ferrán Casarramona 2 n.a. F. Casarramona; (bio-it) F. Casarramona
Ricard Casas (astronomer) 2 n.a. R. Casas; (bio-it) R. Casas
Flavio Castellani 6 n.a. F. Castellani; (bio-it) F. Castellani
Vincenzo Silvano Casulli 194 1944–pres. V. S. Casulli; amateur V. S. Casulli (7132)
Gabriele Cattani 18 n.a. G. Cattani; G. Cattani
Cyril Cavadore 4 1969–pres. C. Cavadore; (bio-it) C. Cavadore (9811)
Marco Cavagna 19 1958–2005 M. Cavagna; amateur M. Cavagna (10149)
G. Cavalletti 1 n.a. G. Cavalletti; G. Cavalletti
Anthony J. Cecce 18 n.a. A. J. Cecce; (bio-fr) A. J. Cecce
Vasco Cecchini 2 1932–pres. V. Cecchini; amateur, (bio-it) V. Cecchini (13798)
Edvardas Černis 1 n.a. E. Černis; E. Cernis
Kazimieras Černis 123 1958–pres. K. Černis; K. Cernis
Vincenzo Cerulli 1 1859–1927 V. Cerulli; disc: MPC V. Cerulli (31028)
Carlos Ulrrico Cesco 19 19XX–1987 C. U. Cesco; C. U. Cesco (1571)
Mario R. Cesco 6 n.a. M. R. Cesco; son of C. U. Cesco, (bio-it) M. R. Cesco
Brian C. Chaboyer 1 n.a. B. Chaboyer; IAU B. Chaboyer
Jean Chacornac 6 1823–1873 J. Chacornac; J. Chacornac (1622)
Marcus Tristan Chamberlin 2 n.a. M. T. Chamberlin; disc: MPC , unrelated to 9250 M. T. Chamberlin
Zhang Jiaxiang 1 1932–2019 C.-H. Chang; C.-H. Chang (4760)
Man-Ti Chang 5 n.a. M.-T. Chang; M.-T. Chang
Zhāng Yùzhé 1 1902–1986 Y. C. Chang; Y. C. Chang (2051)
Auguste Charlois 99 1864–1910 A. Charlois; A. Charlois (1510)
Robin Chassagne 1 1962–pres. R. Chassagne; (bio-it) R. Chassagne (15037)
Robert Chemin 1 n.a. R. Chemin; (bio-it) R. Chemin (3913)
Jun Chen (astronomer) 11 n.a.
J. Chen; J. Chen
Tao Chen (astronomer) 3 1980–pres. T. Chen; disc: MPC , Chen Tao, 陈韬 (天文学家) (bio-it), (bio-zh) T. Chen (19873)
Lyudmila Chernykh 267 1935–2017
L. I. Chernykh; Ludmila I. Chernykh L. I. Chernykh (2325)
Nikolai Chernykh 537 1931–2004
N. S. Chernykh; Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh N. S. Chernykh (2325)
Dennis K. Chesney 38 n.a. D. K. Chesney; D. K. Chesney
Dmitry Chestnov 18 n.a. D. Chestnov; Dmitrij Nikolaevič Čestnov D. Chestnov; D. N. Chestnov
Eugene Chiang 1 1973–pres. E. Chiang; (bio-it) E. Chiang
Paolo Chiavenna 15 n.a. P. Chiavenna; P. Chiavenna
Jack B. Child 13 1951–pres. J. B. Child; (bio-fr) J. B. Child (4580)
K.-J. Choo 1 n.a. K.-J. Choo; K.-J. Choo
Per Rex Christensen 1 n.a. P. R. Christensen; (bio-it) P. R. Christensen
Bernard Christophe 86 n.a. B. Christophe; amateur, (bio-fr) B. Christophe
Joseph Churms 2 1926–1994 J. Churms; disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-it) J. Churms
Jacqueline Ciffréo 1 n.a. J. Ciffréo; disc: 108P/Ciffréo; (fr) J. Ciffreo
James L. Clem 1 n.a. J. L. Clem; CV J. L. Clem
Roy Clingan 60 1950–pres. R. Clingan; amateur, (bio-it) R. Clingan (33747)
Edwin Foster Coddington 3 1870–1950 E. F. Coddington; E. F. Coddington
S. Cofré 11 n.a. S. Cofré; S. Cofre
Jérôme Eugène Coggia 5 1849–1919 J. Coggia; J. Coggia
Seth M. Cohen 1 n.a. S. Cohen; unrelated to MPC S. Cohen
Robert Francis Coker 4 n.a. R. Coker; (bio-it) R. Coker
François Colas 1 1959–pres. F. Colas; (bio-it) F. Colas (9553)
Simon Collander-Brown 2 n.a. S. Collander-Brown; disc: MPC , Src S. Collander-Brown
Matthew Collier (astronomer) 2 n.a. M. Collier; disc: MPC , unrelated to MPC , (bio-fr) M. Collier
Michael Collins (astronomer) 50 n.a. M. Collins; Myke Collins, unrelated to MPC , (bio-fr) M. Collins
Ermes Colombini 4 1956–pres. E. Colombini; amateur, mentioned: MPC E. Colombini (7030)
Enrico Colzani 1 n.a. E. Colzani; amateur, (bio-it) E. Colzani
Josep Comas i Solà 11 1868–1937 J. Comas i Solà; J. Comas Sola (1102), (1655)
Paul G. Comba 690 1926–2017
P. G. Comba; amateur P. G. Comba (7636)
Martin Connors 1 1954–pres. M. Connors; M. Connors (13700)
Walter R. Cooney Jr. 47 1962–pres. W. R. Cooney Jr.; amateur W. R. Cooney Jr. (35365)
Pablo Cottenot 1 n.a. P. Cottenot; disc: MPC P. Cottenot
Fernand Courty 2 1862–1921 F. Courty; disc: MPC and MPC F. Courty
Philip Herbert Cowell 1 1870–1949 P. H. Cowell; P. H. Cowell (1898)
Greg Crawford 3 n.a. G. Crawford; at Bagnall Beach Observatory, unrelated to 7327 G. Crawford
Lucy D. Crespo da Silva 1 1978–2000 L. Crespo da Silva; Lucy d'Escoffier Crespo da Silva, (bio-it) L. Crespo da Silva (96747)
Kiyoshi Kurosu 2 1965–pres. K. Cross; disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-it) K. Cross
Alex Cruz (astronomer) 2 n.a. A. Cruz; amateur, disc: MPC and MPC , unrelated to 21502 , (bio-it) A. Cruz
Balázs Csák 2 1979–pres. B. Csák; disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-it) B. Csak
Steve Cullen 1 n.a. S. Cullen; LightBuckets S. Cullen
Leland E. Cunningham 4 1904–1989 L. E. Cunningham; Leland Erskin Cunningham L. E. Cunningham (1754)
Heber Doust Curtis 1 1872–1942 H. D. Curtis; unrelated to 3621 H. D. Curtis
Karl F. J. Cwach 1 n.a. K. F. J. Cwach; amateur, (bio-it) K. F. J. Cwach
Germano D'Abramo 3 1973–pres. G. D'Abramo; G. D'Abramo (16154)
Heinrich Louis d'Arrest 1 1822–1875 H. d'Arrest; disc: MPC H. d'Arrest (9133)
Ivano Dal Prete 1 n.a. I. Dal Prete; amateur, (bio-it) I. Dal Prete
Nichole M. Danzl 6 n.a. N. Danzl; (bio-it) N. Danzl (10720)
Juliet C. Datson 1 1980–pres. J. C. Datson; Juliet Clare Datson, assumed GER nat' J. C. Datson (202736)
E.-M. David 1 n.a. E.-M. David; E.-M. David
Donald R. Davis 1 n.a. D. Davis; D. Davis (3638)
Richard G. Davis 4 n.a. R. G. Davis; (bio-fr) R. G. Davis
Matt Dawson (astronomer) 6 1959–pres. M. Dawson; amateur, Src M. Dawson (13750)
Leo Anton Karl de Ball 1 1853–1916
K. de Ball; disc: MPC K. de Ball
Peter De Cat 18 n.a. P. De Cat; (bio-it) P. De Cat
Annibale de Gasparis 9 1819–1892 A. de Gasparis; A. de Gasparis (4279)
David R. De Graff 2 n.a. D. R. De Graff; disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-it) D. R. DeGraff
Miguel de Pascual Martínez 1 n.a. M. de Pascual; disc: MPC , (bio-it) M. de Pascual
José De Queiroz 3 1954–pres. J. De Queiroz; amateur J. De Queiroz
Charles P. de Saint-Aignan 12 1977–pres.
C. P. de Saint-Aignan; C. P. de Saint-Aignan (5995)
Giovanni de Sanctis 42 1949–pres. G. DeSanctis; G. De Sanctis (3268)
James A. DeYoung 1 n.a. J. DeYoung; USNO-astronomer,Src (bio-it) J. DeYoung
Henri Debehogne 741 1928–2007 H. Debehogne; H. Debehogne (2359)
Catherine E. Delahodde 1 1974–pres. C. E. Delahodde; C. E. Delahodde (15008)
Joseph A. Dellinger 78 1961–pres. J. Dellinger; amateur, (bio-it) J. Dellinger (78392)
Eugène Joseph Delporte 66 1882–1955 E. Delporte; E. Delporte (1274)
Audrey C. Delsanti 2 1976–pres. A. C. Delsanti; disc: MPC and MPC . Src A. C. Delsanti; A. Dalsanti
Christophe Demeautis 9 n.a. C. Demeautis; amateur, (bio-fr) C. Demeautis (14141)
Alíz Derekas 3 1977–pres. A. Derekas; (bio-it) A. Derekas
Alexander Nikolaevich Deutsch 1 1901–1986
A. Deutsch; Aleksandr Nikolaevič Dejč, disc: MPC A. Deutsch
Harlan Devore 1 n.a. H. Devore; (bio-it) H. Devore
Dennis di Cicco 60 1950–pres. D. di Cicco; D. di Cicco (3841)
Aldo Di Clemente 1 1948–pres. A. Di Clemente; amateur A. Di Clemente (91214)
Andrea Di Paola 12 1970–pres. A. Di Paola; A. Di Paola; A. D. Paola (27130)
Mario Di Sora 5 1961–pres. M. Di Sora; amateur, (bio-it) M. Di Sora; M. DiSora (21999)
Wilhelm Dieckvoß 2 1908–1982 W. Dieckvoß; disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-de) W. Dieckvoss (1706)
Elizabeth R. Dillon 1 n.a. E. R. Dillon; amateur, (bio-it) E. R. Dillon (78393)
William G. Dillon 53 1957–pres. W. G. Dillon; (bio-it) W. G. Dillon (78393)
Alessandro Dimai 1 1962–pres. A. Dimai; amateur, (bio-it) A. Dimai (25276)
David S. Dixon 25 1947–pres. D. S. Dixon; amateur, at Jornada Observatory (715), (bio-it) D. S. Dixon (51741)
Petar Đurković 2 1908–1981 P. Đurković; see DMP P. Djurkovic
Jerzy Dobrzycki 1 1927–2004 J. Dobrzycki; disc: MPC , (bio-it) J. Dobrzycki
Fabio Dolfi 3 1966–pres. F. Dolfi; amateur F. Dolfi (26177)
Sauro Donati 22 1959–pres. S. Donati; amateur, (bio-it) S. Donati (69977)
Alain Doressoundiram 2 1968–pres. A. Doressoundiram; (bio-fr) A. Doressoundiram (7456)
François Dossin 5 1927–1998 F. Dossin; (bio-fr) F. Dossin
Luiz Duczmal 2 n.a. L. Duczmal; Luiz Henrique Duczmal, disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-it) L. Duczmal
Raymond Smith Dugan 16 1878–1940 R. S. Dugan; R. S. Dugan (2772)
R. Scott Dunbar 10 n.a. R. S. Dunbar; Roy Scott Dunbar, (bio-it) R. S. Dunbar; S. Dunbar (3718)
A. Dunn 1 n.a. A. Dunn; inferred, unrelated to MPC A. Dunn
Philippe Dupouy 2 1952–pres. P. Dupouy; amateur, (bio-it) P. Dupouy (214485)
Douglas Tybor Durig 49 1961–pres. D. T. Durig; (bio-it) D. T. Durig
Chris F. Durman 1 n.a. C. F. Durman; (bio-it), discovery with Bev M. Ewen-Smith C. F. Durman
Marino Dusić 2 n.a. M. Dusić; disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-de) M. Dusic
Ron Dyvig 16 n.a. R. Dyvig; (bio-it) R. Dyvig
Max Eastman (astronomer) 9 n.a. M. Eastman; amateur, (735), Src M. Eastman
J. Edmonds 1 n.a. J. Edmonds; inferred J. Edmonds
Ilgmārs Eglītis 13 1951–pres. I. Eglītis; (bio-fr) I. Eglitis (320153)
Norbert Ehring 5 1937–pres. N. Ehring; amateur, (bio-de),[2] N. Ehring
Leonid Elenin 16 1981–pres. L. Elenin; amateur L. Elenin
James L. Elliot 4 1943–2011 J. L. Elliot; J. L. Elliot (3193)
Eric Walter Elst 3868 1936–pres. E. W. Elst; E. W. Elst; E. Elst (3936)
Gary P. Emerson (astronomer) 1 n.a. G. Emerson; (bio-it), unrelated to 8225 G. Emerson
Mark Emmerich 2 1967–pres. M. Emmerich; amateur,[2] Guidestar (A17), disc: MPC and MPC with Sven Melchert M. Emmerich
Kin Endate 624 1960–pres. K. Endate; amateur K. Endate (4282)
Emil Ernst 1 1889–1942 E. Ernst; (bio-de) E. Ernst
Gilbert A. Esquerdo 2 1976–pres. G. A. Esquerdo; disc: MPC and MPC G. A. Esquerdo (14026)
N. Wyn Evans 1 n.a. W. Evans; Src , unrelated to 3032 W. Evans
Bev M. Ewen-Smith 1 n.a. B. M. Ewen-Smith; (bio-it), co-discovery with Chris F. Durman B. M. Ewen-Smith
Giancarlo Fagioli 22 1940–pres. G. Fagioli; amateur, (bio-it) G. Fagioli (27959)
Norman Falla 7 n.a N. Falla; amateur, (bio-it), Src N. Falla
Tony L. Farnham 3 1964–pres. T. L. Farnham; disc: MPC , MPC and MPC T. L. Farnham (16946)
K. L. Faul 1 n.a. K. L. Faul; inferred K. L. Faul
Gina Fedon 3 n.a.
G. Fedon; (bio-it) G. Fedon
James Ferguson (American astronomer) 3 1797–1867 J. Ferguson; USNO-astronomer,Src J. Ferguson (1745)
M. Ferrando 9 n.a. M. Ferrando; co-discoverer with R. Ferrando M. Ferrando
Rafael Ferrando 201 1966–pres. R. Ferrando; R. Ferrando (161545)
Walter Ferreri 15 1948–pres. W. Ferreri; W. Ferreri (3308)
Mario A. Ferrero 2 1904–1965 M. Ferrero; disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-it) M. Ferrero (7684)
Ignacio Ramón Ferrín Vázquez 12 1943–pres. I. R. Ferrín; (bio-it) I. R. Ferrin; I. Ferrin
Martin Fiedler 5 1978–pres. M. Fiedler; amateur, (bio-de) M. Fiedler
Greg Fisch 1 n.a. G. Fisch; (bio-it) G. Fisch
Alan Fitzsimmons 16 n.a. A. Fitzsimmons; (bio-it); (HP and Src ) A. Fitzsimmons (4985)
Ellen Fletcher 1 n.a. E. Fletcher; inferred Src E. Fletcher
Hans Jørn Fogh Olsen 4 1943–pres. H. J. Fogh Olsen; (bio-it) H. J. Fogh Olsen (5323)
Sergio Foglia 2 1972–pres. S. Foglia; amateur, disc: MPC and MPC , related: (197P/LINEAR-it) S. Foglia (13147)
Wilhelm Julius Foerster 1 1832–1921 W. Förster; Wilhelm Foerster, MPC-typo: Forster W. Forster (6771)
Giuseppe Forti 49 1939–2007 G. Forti; Beppe Forti, at Arcetri Observatory G. Forti (6876)
Filip Fratev 23 n.a. F. Fratev; founder (A79) F. Fratev
Richard Fredrick 1 1953–pres. R. Fredrick; amateur R. Fredrick (41943)
T. F. Fric 1 n.a. T. F. Fric; inferred, co-discovery with R. J. Gilbrech T. F. Fric
Royal Harwood Frost 1 1879–1950 R. H. Frost; disc: MPC R. H. Frost
Hiroshi Fujii 2 n.a. H. Fujii; wrong person? H. Fujii
Tetsuya Fujii 22 1960–pres. T. Fujii; amateur T. Fujii (4343)
Yasuhide Fujita 3 1961–pres. Y. Fujita; amateur, Kuma Kogen Astronomical Observatory Y. Fujita (11974)
Hideo Fukushima 2 1953–pres. H. Fukushima; (bio-it) H. Fukushima (6345)
Gábor Fűrész 1 1978–pres. G. Fűrész; (bio-it) G. Furesz
Toshimasa Furuta 82 n.a. T. Furuta; T. Furuta
Fumihiko Futaba 2 n.a. F. Futaba; inferred; disc: MPC and MPC F. Futaba
Marissa Gahran 2 n.a. M. Gahran; disc MPC and MPC (bio-it) M. Gahran
Steven L. Gaiser 1 n.a. S. L. Gaiser; inferred S. L. Gaiser
Štefan Gajdoš 12 1959–pres. Š. Gajdoš; (bio-it) S. Gajdos (213636)
Avishay Gal-Yam 1 1970–pres. A. Gal-Yam; (bio-it) A. Gal-Yam
Adrián Galád 80 n.a. A. Galád; A. Galad (32008)
Emanuela Galliani 1 n.a. E. Galliani; amateur, (bio-it) E. Galliani
Paul Garossino 11 1953–pres. P. Garossino; Paul G. A. Garossino P. Garossino (78394)
Gordon J. Garradd 31 1959–pres. G. J. Garradd; Gordon John Garradd, amateur G. J. Garradd (5066)
Antonio Garrigós-Sánchez 1 1961–pres. A. Garrigós-Sánchez; amateur, (B37), Src and Src A. Garrigos
Romain Gauderon 4 n.a. R. Gauderon; (bio-it), co-discoveries with R. Behrend R. Gauderon
Michael Geffert 5 1953–pres. M. Geffert; (bio-de), Src , Src , Src , not to be confused with Martin Geffert M. Geffert (12747)
Tom Gehrels 4660 1925–2011
T. Gehrels; T. Gehrels (1777)
Oleg Geraščenko 1 n.a. O. Geraščenko; Oleg Gerashchenko, (bio-it) O. Gerashchenko
Vladimir Gerke 1 n.a. V. Gerke; amateur, Src V. Gerke
Herta Gessner 1 n.a. H. Gessner; (bio-it) H. Gessner
Pierangelo Ghezzi 18 n.a. P. Ghezzi; amateur, (bio-it) P. Ghezzi
Alex R. Gibbs 1 1967–pres. A. R. Gibbs; with Catalina Sky Survey, discoverer of comets, disc: MPC , (bio-it) A. R. Gibbs (14220)
James B. Gibson (astronomer) 27 n.a. J. Gibson; (bio-it) J. Gibson (2742)
Henry L. Giclas 17 1910–2007 H. L. Giclas; H. L. Giclas (1741)
Richard Gierlinger 38 1967–pres. R. Gierlinger; amateur at (B21), (bio-it) R. Gierlinger (136367)
Richard J. Gilbrech 1 n.a. R. J. Gilbrech; inferred, co-discovery with T. F. Fric R. J. Gilbrech
Alan C. Gilmore 42 n.a. A. C. Gilmore; A. C. Gilmore (2537)
Valter Giuliani 22 1960–pres. V. Giuliani; (bio-it) V. Giuliani
Brett J. Gladman 20 1966–pres. B. Gladman; B. Gladman (7638)
Mitch Glaze 1 n.a. M. Glaze; inferred, amateur, at (649) M. Glaze
Arianna E. Gleason 5 1980–pres. A. Gleason; A. Gleason (10639)
Tom Glinos 15 1960–pres. T. Glinos; amateur, (bio-it) T. Glinos (7124)
Hermann Goldschmidt 14 1802–1866
H. Goldschmidt; amateur H. Goldschmidt (1614)
David B. Goldstein (astronomer) 1 n.a. D. B. Goldstein; unrelated to MPC , (bio-it) D. B. Goldstein
Josep Juliá Gómez Donet 1 n.a. J. J. Gomez; (bio-it) J. J. Gomez (90140)
François Gonnessiat 2 1856–1934 F. Gonnessiat; F. Gonnessiat (1177)
Luis E. González 2 n.a. L. E. González; Luis Eduardo González, disc: MPC , MPC , and C/1981 M1 , Img , (bio-it) L. E. Gonzalez
Vittorio Goretti 32 1939–2016 V. Goretti; Src V. Goretti (7801)
Paul Götz 20 1883–1962 P. Götz; Max Wolf's assistant P. Gotz (2278)
Andrew Graham (astronomer) 1 1815–1908 A. Graham; disc: MPC A. Graham
Albert D. Grauer 4 1942–pres. A. D. Grauer; (bio-it) A. D. Grauer (18871)
Tommy Grav 4 1973–pres. T. Grav; (bio-de) T. Grav (12309)
Mauro Graziani 2 n.a. M. Graziani; amateur, disc: MPC and MPC , co-discoverer w/ F. Tozzi, (bio-it) M. Graziani
Robert Greimel 1 n.a. R. Greimel; inferred, Src R. Greimel
Dave Grennan 2 n.a. D. Grennan; disc: MPC , HP , chng Dave to David Grennan D. Grennan
Markus Griesser (astronomer) 10 1949–pres. M. Griesser; amateur, Eschenberg Observatory, (bio-de) M. Griesser (11547)
Ian P. Griffin 26 1958–pres. I. P. Griffin; (bio-de) I. P. Griffin
A. Grigsby 2 n.a. A. Grigsby; inferred, disc: MPC and MPC A. Grigsby
John Gross (astronomer) 7 1959–pres. J. Gross; amateur J. Gross (33800)
Arie William Grossman 1 n.a. A. Grossman; unrelated to MPC , (bio-it) A. Grossman
Gavril Grueff 1 n.a. G. Grueff; (bio-it) G. Grueff
C. Gualdoni 1 n.a. C. Gualdoni; C. Gualdoni
Joan Guarro i Fló 5 n.a.
J. Guarro i Fló; (bio-it) J. Guarro
Daria Guidetti 2 n.a. D. Guidetti; D. Guidetti
Ernesto Guido 6 1977–pres. E. Guido; E. Guido (120361)
Amanda Sickafoose Gulbis 2 n.a. A. Gulbis; disc: MPC (parents) and MPC A. Gulbis
Cynthia Gustava 3 n.a. C. Gustava; (bio-it) C. Gustava
Knut Anton Walter Gyllenberg 1 1886–1952 K. Gyllenberg; (bio-it) K. Gyllenberg
Bernhard Häusler 1 1958–pres. B. Häusler; amateur, Src B. Haeusler
Olivier R. Hainaut 2 1966–pres. O. R. Hainaut; O. R. Hainaut (14972)
Mark Hammergren 2 1964–pres. M. Hammergren; (bio-it) M. Hammergren (7917)
Terry Handley 7 1952–2015 T. Handley; amateur T. Handley (16695)
A. T. Hansen 1 n.a. A. T. Hansen; Src A. T. Hansen
Leif Hansen (astronomer) 1 n.a. L. Hansen; (bio-it) L. Hansen
M. W. Hansen 1 n.a. M. W. Hansen; inferred M. W. Hansen
Karl Ludwig Harding 1 1765–1843 K. Harding; disc: MPC K. Harding (2003)
Eugene A. Harlan 2 1921–2014 E. A. Harlan; (bio-it) E. A. Harlan
Malcolm Hartley 3 1947–pres.
M. Hartley; cometary discoveries, Siding Spring, UK Schmidt Telescope M. Hartley (4768)
Johannes Franz Hartmann 3 1865–1936 J. Hartmann; unrelated to MPC J. Hartmann
Takashi Hasegawa 1 n.a. T. Hasegawa; unrelated to MPC T. Hasegawa
Shuji Hayakawa 41 1958–pres. S. Hayakawa; Syuji Hayakawa, (bio-it) S. Hayakawa (4647)
David Healy (astronomer) 216 1936–2011 D. Healy; D. Healy (66479)
Zsuzsanna Heiner 14 1949–pres. Z. Heiner; (bio-it) Z. Heiner
Joseph Helffrich 13 1890–1971 J. Helffrich; J. Helffrich (2290)
Eleanor F. Helin 903 1932–2009 E. F. Helin; E. F. Helin (3267)
Stephan Hellmich 1 n.a. S. Hellmich; DLR–Asteroids and Comets, Src , Img S. Hellmich
Karl Ludwig Hencke 2 1793–1866 K. L. Hencke; K. L. Hencke (2005)
Arne Henden 1 1950–pres. A. Henden; A. Henden (33529)
Prosper-Mathieu Henry 7 1849–1903 P. M. Henry; P. M. Henry
Paul-Pierre Henry 7 1848–1905 P. P. Henry; P. P. Henry
David R. Herald 3 n.a. D. Herald; amateur D. Herald (3696)
Carl W. Hergenrother 33 1973–pres. C. W. Hergenrother; C. W. Hergenrother (3099)
Kenneth E. Herkenhoff 2 n.a. K. Herkenhoff; (bio-it) K. Herkenhoff
Ejnar Hertzsprung 2 1873–1967 E. Hertzsprung; E. Hertzsprung (1693)
Merrill Hess 2 1955–pres. M. Hess; amateur M. Hess (162158)
David Higgins (astronomer) 1 1961–pres. D. Higgins; David J. Higgins; amateur, disc: MPC D. Higgins (33750)
Richard E. Hill 7 1949–pres. R. Hill; Richard Erik Hill, Richard Rik Hill, (bio-it), Src R. Hill (118945)
John Russell Hind 10 1823–1895 J. R. Hind; J. R. Hind (1897)
Tsutomu Hioki 56 n.a. T. Hioki; (bio-it) T. Hioki (5072)
Masanori Hirasawa 52 n.a. M. Hirasawa; M. Hirasawa
Joe Hobart 36 1944–pres. J. Hobart; chng to Joseph R. Hobart J. Hobart (4225)
Sebastian F. Hönig 567 1977–pres. S. F. Hönig; (bio-it), Src S. F. Hoenig (51983)
Cuno Hoffmeister 5 1892–1968 C. Hoffmeister; C. Hoffmeister (1726), (4183)
William Holliday (astronomer) 1 n.a. W. Holliday; inferred W. Holliday
Matthew J. Holman 11 1967–pres. M. J. Holman; M. J. Holman (3666)
Robert Holmes (astronomer) 20 1956–pres. R. Holmes; Robert E. Holmes Jr., amateur, Astronomical Research Inst. (H21) Src , (bio-it) R. Holmes (5477)
Henry E. Holt 690 1929–pres. H. E. Holt; H. E. Holt (4435)
Paulo R. Holvorcem 214 1967–pres. P. R. Holvorcem; Paulo Holvorcem P. R. Holvorcem; P. Holvorcem (13421)
Ulrich Hopp 1 n.a. U. Hopp; (bio-it) U. Hopp
H. Hori 3 n.a. H. Hori; disc: MPC , MPC and MPC .[3] H. Hori
Felix Hormuth 84 1975–pres. F. Hormuth; F. Hormuth (10660)
Kamil Hornoch 1 1972–pres. K. Hornoch; amateur K. Hornoch (14124)
Irwin K. Horowitz 1 n.a. I. Horowitz; (bio-it) I. Horowitz
Tara Houlden 1 n.a. T. Houlden; with Emily Ross T. Houlden
Léo Houziaux 3 1932–pres. L. Houziaux; (bio-fr) L. Houziaux (24945)
Meredith Howard 1 n.a. M. Howard; inferred, unrelated to MPC M. Howard
Ellen Howell 1 1961–pres. E. Howell Bus; former wife of S. J. Bus; discoverer of comet 88P/Howell; DMP ; (bio-it); E. Howell Bus (2735)
Xiangyao Hsiao 13 n.a. X. Y. Hsiao; disc: MPC ; grandfather 349785 X. Y. Hsiao; H.-Y. Hsiao
Edwin Hubble 1 1889–1953 E. Hubble; E. Hubble (2069)
John Huchra 1 1948–2010 J. Huchra; J. Huchra (4656)
Gary Hug 302 n.a. G. Hug; amateur G. Hug
Joseph Hunaerts 2 1912–1979 J. Hunaerts; Joseph J. Hunaerts, disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-fr) J. Hunaerts
Kiichirō Furukawa 92 1929–2016 K. Furukawa; MPC-typo: Hurukawa K. Hurukawa (3425)
Dieter Husar 1 1947–pres. D. Husar; (bio-it) D. Husar (211343)
Robert Hutsebaut 10 1941–pres. R. Hutsebaut; amateur, (bio-it) R. Hutsebaut (117572)
Giampiero Iatteri 1 1941–2004 G. Iatteri; amateur, (bio-it) G. Iatteri (29561)
Yasukazu Ikari 20 n.a. Y. Ikari; (bio-it) Y. Ikari
Kustaa Aadolf Inkeri 1 1908–1997 K. Inkeri; (bio-it), unrelated to MPC K. Inkeri
Shigeru Inoda 17 1955–2008 S. Inoda; amateur, (bio-de) S. Inoda (5484)
Masaru Inoue (astronomer) 12 n.a. M. Inoue; unrelated to 6637 , (bio-it) M. Inoue
Sergei I. Ipatov 8 1952–pres. S. I. Ipatov; Sergij Ivanovič Ipatov, Sergueï Ivanovitch Ipatov, (bio-it) S. I. Ipatov; S. Ipatov (14360)
Michael J. Irwin 8 n.a. M. J. Irwin; unrelated to 3959 , (bio-fr) M. J. Irwin; M. Irwin
Koichi Itagaki 3 1947–pres. K. Itagaki; amateur, (bio-it) K. Itagaki (14551)
Kazuyoshi Itō 1 n.a. K. Itō; K. Ito
Miguel Itzigsohn 15 18XX–1978 M. Itzigsohn; (bio-es) M. Itzigsohn (1596)
Nikolaj Ivanov 3 n.a. N. Ivanov; unrelated to MPC , (bio-it) N. Ivanov
Violeta G. Ivanova 14 n.a. V. G. Ivanova; V. G. Ivanova; V. Ivanova (4365)
Jurij Mykolajovyč Ivaščenko 3 1961–pres. Y. Ivaščenko; Yuri Ivaščenko, disc: MPC , (bio-it) Y. Ivashchenko
Masayuki Iwamoto 6 1954–pres. M. Iwamoto; M. Iwamoto (4951)
Shun-ei Izumikawa 2 n.a. S. Izumikawa; S. Izumikawa
Gerhard Jackisch 1 n.a. G. Jackisch; (bio-it) G. Jackisch
Cyril Jackson (astronomer) 72 1903–1988
C. Jackson; C. Jackson (2193)
Cristóvão Jacques (astronomer) 6 n.a. C. Jacques; (bio-it) C. Jacques
Jost Jahn 4 1959–pres. J. Jahn; amateur, discovery of (471926) aka 2013 KN6 at (C95) SATINO Remote Obs.; Src ; (bio-it) J. Jahn (10340)
Quentin Jamieson 3 n.a. Q. Jamieson; Q. Jamieson
Hamilton M. Jeffers 1 1893–1976 H. M. Jeffers; Hamilton Moore Jeffers H. M. Jeffers (1934)
Peter Jekabsons 2 1943–1990 P. Jekabsons; amateur, (bio-it) P. Jekabsons (3188)
Benjamin Jekhowsky 12 1881–1975
B. Jekhovsky; B. Jekhovsky (1606)
Kåre S. Jensen 1 n.a. K. S. Jensen; (bio-it) K. S. Jensen
Poul Jensen (astronomer) 98 n.a. P. Jensen; at Brorfelde Observatory P. Jensen (5900)
Young-Beom Jeon 43 n.a. Y.-B. Jeon; Y.-B. Jeon
David C. Jewitt 52 1958–pres. D. C. Jewitt; D. C. Jewitt; D. J. Jewitt (6434)
Zhang-Wei Jin 1 n.a. Z.-W. Jin; Jin Zhangwei, inferred, (bio-it) Z.-W. Jin
Ernest Leonard Johnson 18 18xx–1977 E. L. Johnson; E. L. Johnson
Michael L. Johnson 2 n.a. M. L. Johnson; disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-it) M. L. Johnson
Gilbert R. Jones 5 n.a. G. R. Jones; inferred, disc: MPC G. R. Jones
Richard E. Jones 2 n.a. R. E. Jones; disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-it) R. E. Jones
Amy B. Jordan (astronomer) 1 n.a. A. B. Jordan; A. B. Jordan
Charles W. Juels 475 1944–2009 C. W. Juels; amateur C. W. Juels (20135)
Mario Jurić 125 1979–pres. M. Jurić; M. Juric
Anlaug Amanda Kaas 1 n.a. A. A. Kaas; A. A. Kaas
Tetsuo Kagawa 115 1969–pres. T. Kagawa; at Gekko Observatory T. Kagawa (6665)
Franz Kaiser 21 1891–1962 F. Kaiser; Heidelberg astronomer F. Kaiser (3183)
Watari Kakei 3 1947–pres. W. Kakei; (bio-fr) W. Kakei
Dušan Kalmančok 7 1945–pres. D. Kalmančok; D. Kalmancok (29824)
Lars Kamél 2 1960–pres. L. Kamél; disc: MPC and MPC L. Kamel (4254)
Karl Walter Kamper 3 1941–1998 K. W. Kamper; (bio-it) K. W. Kamper
Kiyotaka Kanai 1 1951–pres. K. Kanai; amateur K. Kanai (26168)
Ethan Kandler 3 n.a. E. Kandler; (bio-it) E. Kandler
Jens Kandler 25 1973–pres. J. Kandler; (bio-de) J. Kandler; J. Kander (8861)
Hiroshi Kaneda 705 1953–pres. H. Kaneda; orbit computer H. Kaneda (4677)
Lyudmila Karachkina 130 1948–pres. L. G. Karachkina; L. G. Karachkina (8019)
Stefan Karge 52 1963–pres. S. Karge; amateur S. Karge (378917)
Ádám Kárpáti 2 n.a. Á. Kárpáti; disc: MPC and MPC , unrelated to MPC A. Karpati
Galina Ričardovna Kastel' 9 n.a.
G. R. Kastel'; ITA astronomer, (bio-it) G. R. Kastel' (3982)
John J. Kavelaars 8 1966–pres. J. J. Kavelaars; J. J. Kavelaars (154660)
Kōyō Kawanishi 13 1959–pres. K. Kawanishi; K. Kawanishi (5591)
Nobuhiro Kawasato 105 n.a. N. Kawasato; N. Kawasato (4910)
James Edward Keeler 2 1857–1900 J. E. Keeler; J. E. Keeler (2261)
János Kelemen 2 n.a. J. Kelemen; disc: MPC and MPC , Src , Src J. Kelemen
Susan D. Kern 8 1977–pres. S. D. Kern; Susan D. Benecchi (née Kern), at Space Telescope Science Institute, (bio-it) S. D. Kern (21458)
James W. Kessel 26 n.a. J. W. Kessel; J. W. Kessel
B. Khafizov 1 n.a. B. Khafizov; B. Khafizov
Pamela M. Kilmartin 41 n.a. P. M. Kilmartin; P. M. Kilmartin (3907)
Seung-Lee Kim 1 n.a. S.-L. Kim; inferred S.-L. Kim
Randolph L. Kirk 1 n.a. R. Kirk; (bio-it) R. Kirk
Karsten Kirsch 3 n.a. K. Kirsch; co-disc: MPC , MPC and MPC , (bio-it) K. Kirsch
László L. Kiss 51 1972–pres. L. Kiss; (bio-it) L. Kiss (113202)
Minoru Kizawa 12 1947–pres. M. Kizawa; M. Kizawa
Marcel Klein 3 1984–pres. M. Klein; amateur, disc: MPC and MPC , Src [2] M. Klein
Arnold Richard Klemola 16 1931–2019 A. R. Klemola; (bio-de) A. R. Klemola (1723)
Jan T. Kleyna 8 n.a. J. Kleyna; (bio-it) J. Kleyna
Rainer Kling 78 1952–pres. R. Kling; amateur, (bio-de) R. Kling (185639)
Alain Klotz 7 1947–pres. A. Klotz; amateur, (bio-fr) A. Klotz (10222)
Mary Ellen Knewston 1 n.a. M. Knewtson; (vs. Knewston), inferred, amateur M. Knewtson
Zoran Knežević (astronomer) 1 1949–pres. Z. Knežević; Z. Knezevic (3900)
André Knöfel 16 1963–pres. A. Knöfel; amateur, (bio-de) A. Knofel (16438)
Viktor Knorre 4 1840–1919
V. Knorre; Victor Karlovich Knorre V. Knorre (14339)
Jurō Kobayashi 2 1949–pres. J. Kobayashi; amateur, (bio-it) J. Kobayashi (6022)
Takao Kobayashi 2479 1961–pres. T. Kobayashi; T. Kobayashi (3500)
Michal Kočer 9 n.a. M. Kočer; disc: MPC , (bio-it) M. Kocer
Bernd Koch 3 1955–pres. B. Koch; amateur, (bio-it) B. Koch (191494)
Peter Kocher 94 1939–pres. P. Kocher; amateur, (bio-fr), HP P. Kocher (115950)
Michael König 2 1966–pres. M. König; amateur, disc: MPC , Src [2] M. Koenig
Luboš Kohoutek 76 1935–pres. L. Kohoutek; L. Kohoutek (1850)
Masahiro Koishikawa 19 1952–pres. M. Koishikawa; M. Koishikawa (6097)
Takuo Kojima 45 1955–pres. T. Kojima; amateur, (bio-it) T. Kojima (3644)
Ales Kolář 2 n.a. A. Kolář; disc: MPC and MPC , (differs from Jan Kolář MPC , MPC ) A. Kolar
Eberhard Koldewey 2 1937–pres. E. Koldewey; disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-it) E. Koldewey (11352)
Peter Kolény 35 n.a. P. Kolény; P. Koleny
Arthur König (astronomer) 1 1895–1969 A. König; son of Arthur Peter König, (bio-it) A. Konig (3815)
August Kopff 68 1882–1960 A. Kopff; A. Kopff (1631)
Korado Korlević 1295 1958–pres. K. Korlević; amateur K. Korlevic (10201)
Leonard Kornoš 37 1956–pres. L. Kornoš; (bio-it) L. Kornos (23899)
Stanislav Alexandrovich Korotkiy 2 1983–pres. S. Korotkiy; amateur, (bio-it) S. Korotkiy (231649)
Hiroki Kosai 93 1933–pres. H. Kosai; at Tokyo Astronomical Observatory H. Kosai (3370)
Alexander Kostin 1 n.a. A. Kostin; (Houston, TX, U.S.A.), comets A. Kostin
Georgiy U. Koval'chuk 2 n.a. G. Koval'chuk; disc: MPC and MPC G. Kovalchuk
Charles T. Kowal 22 1940–2011 C. T. Kowal; Charles Thomas Kowal C. T. Kowal
Richard Kowalski 11 1963–pres. R. A. Kowalski; disc: MPC R. A. Kowalski (7392)
Rainer Kracht 3 1948–pres. R. Kracht; amateur, HP , (bio-it) R. Kracht (234761)
Thilo Kranz 1 n.a. T. Kranz; Src T. Kranz
Rainer Kresken 13 n.a R. Kresken; disc: MPC R. Kresken
Mike Kretlow 8 1967–pres. M. Kretlow; (bio-it)[2] M. Kretlow (9938)
Charles J. Krieger 1 1898–pres. C. J. Krieger; Charles John Krieger, (bio-it) C. J. Krieger
A. Kriete 1 n.a. A. Kriete; inferred A. Kriete
Timur Valer'evič Krjačko 65 1970–pres. T. V. Kryachko; amateur, (bio-it) T. V. Kryachko; T. Kryachko (269589)
Marcin Kubiak 1 n.a. M. Kubiak; M. Kubiak
Jeremy Martin Kubica 22 n.a. J. Kubica; disc: MPC J. Kubica
Kazuo Kubokawa 1 1903–1943 K. Kubokawa; K. Kubokawa (6140)
François Kugel 362 1959–pres. F. Kugel; Observatoire Chante-Perdrix (A77) F. Kugel; C. R. F. Kugel (120375)
Zoltán Kuli 49 n.a. Z. Kuli; inferred, Src Z. Kuli
György Kulin 21 1905–1989 G. Kulin; G. Kulin (3019)
Pratibha Kumar 3 n.a. P. Kumar; wife of V. Reddy, disc: MPC , MPC and MPC , Src , Src P. Kumar
Nikolaj Efimovič Kuročkin 2 1923–2003 N. E. Kuročkin; disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-it) N. E. Kurochkin
Hirohisa Kurosaki 1 1970–pres. H. Kurosaki; H. Kurosaki (23938)
Stefan Kürti 7 1960–pres. S. Kürti; amateur, Src S. Kurti (132798)
Lothar Kurtze 1 1972–pres. L. Kurtze; amateur,[2] L. Kurtze
Reiki Kushida 1 n.a. R. Kushida; amateur, wife of Y. Kushida, disc: MPC R. Kushida (5239)
Yoshio Kushida 56 1957–pres. Y. Kushida; amateur, husband of R. Kushida Y. Kushida (5605)
Michał Kusiak 8 1986–pres. M. Kusiak; Src M. Kusiak (376574)
Peter Kušnirák 292 1974–pres. P. Kušnirák; P. Kusnirak (17260)
Jaroslav Květoň 2 n.a.
J. Květoň; disc: MPC , (bio-it) J. Kveton
Andrzej Kwiek 1 n.a. A. Kwiek; disc: MPC , (bio-fr) A. Kwiek
Peter Kyrylenko 2 1987–pres. P. Kyrylenko; at Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory P. Kyrylenko (281459)
Juan Lacruz 60 n.a. J. Lacruz; (bio-it) J. Lacruz
Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist 146 1944–pres. C.-I. Lagerkvist; at Uppsala Astronomical Observatory C.-I. Lagerkvist; C. Lagerkvist (2875)
Joanny-Philippe Lagrula 1 1870–1941 J. Lagrula; disc: MPC J. Lagrula (1412)
Luciano Lai 13 1948–pres. L. Lai; (bio-it) L. Lai (11100)
Carl Otto Lampland 1 1873–1951 C. O. Lampland; disc: MPC C. O. Lampland (1767)
Werner Landgraf 7 1959–pres. W. Landgraf; W. Landgraf (3132)
Jeffrey A. Larsen 2 1967–pres. J. A. Larsen; (bio-fr) J. A. Larsen (7657)
Stephen M. Larson 2 n.a. S. M. Larson; (bio-fr) S. M. Larson (3690)
Tod Richard Lauer 1 1957–pres. T. Lauer; T. Lauer (3135)
Vygandas Laugalys 1 n.a. V. Laugalys; (bio-it) V. Laugalys
Marguerite Laugier 21 1896–1976 M. Laugier; M. Laugier (1597)
Joseph Jean Pierre Laurent 1 18XX–1900 J. J. P. Laurent; "J.J.P." vs "J.", disc: MPC , (bio-fr) J. J. P. Laurent (162)
Stephen P. Laurie 50 n.a. S. P. Laurie; amateur S. P. Laurie
Kenneth J. Lawrence 33 1964–pres. K. J. Lawrence; of Palomar Planet-Crossing Asteroid Survey K. J. Lawrence (4969)
Susannah Lazar 1 1982–pres. S. Lazar; amateur, (bio-it) S. Lazar
Charles le Morvan 1 1865–1933 C. le Morvan; disc: MPC , (bio-fr) C. le Morvan
Carlos Leal (astronomer) 9 n.a. C. Leal; unrelated to 19426 , (bio-fr) C. Leal
Byung-Chol Lee 37 n.a. B.-C. Lee; (bio-it) B.-C. Lee
L. Lee 1 n.a. L. Lee; inferred L. Lee
Tae-Hyung Lee 1 1964–pres. T. H. Lee; (bio-it) T. H. Lee
Jonathan P. Leech 1 n.a. J. P. Leech; inferred J. P. Leech
Gerhard Lehmann 22 1960–pres. G. Lehmann; amateur, (bio-de) G. Lehmann (8853)
Gregory J. Leonard 11 n.a. G. J. Leonard; (bio-it) G. J. Leonard
Otto Lesser 1 1830–1887 O. Lesser; disc: MPC O. Lesser
Ken Levin 5 1953–pres. K. Levin; physicist and amateur at BlackBird Obs. (H08) K. Levin (99862)
Stephen Levine (astronomer) 1 1965–pres. S. Levine; Stephen E. Levine S. Levine (19123)
David H. Levy 63 1948–pres. D. H. Levy; D. H. Levy; D. Levy (3673)
Wendee Levy 4 1948–pres. W. Levy; Wendee Esther Wallach Levy, wife of D. H. Levy, (bio-it) W. Levy (6485)
William Liller 2 1927–pres. W. Liller; W. Liller (3222)
Lin Qisheng (astronomer) 65 1964–pres. C.-S. Lin; a.k.a. Lin Chi-Sheng, (bio-it) C.-S. Lin; C. S. Lin (175451)
Hung-Chin Lin 82 n.a. H.-C. Lin; (林宏欽), H.-C. Lin
Robert Linderholm 26 1933–2013 R. Linderholm; R. Linderholm
Tim Lister (astronomer) 1 n.a. T. Lister; (544116); Las Cumbres Obs.; Src T. Lister
Karl Lohnert 4 1885–1944 K. Lohnert; Karl Julius Lohnert, (bio-it) K. Lohnert (11434)
A. Lokalov 1 n.a. A. Lokalov; disc: MPC A. Lokalov
Vladimir O. Lokot' 2 n.a. V. Lokot'; disc: MPC and MPC V. Lokot
Álvaro López-García 12 1941–pres. Á. López-G.; (bio-it) A. Lopez (4657)
Ángel López Jiménez 58 1955–pres. Á. López J.; (bio-it) A. Lopez
Jean-Marie Lopez 4 n.a. J.-M. Lopez; amateur J.-M. Lopez; J. M. Lopez
Joachim Lorenz 6 1955–pres. J. Lorenz; amateur, disc: MPC ,[2] J. Lorenz
Wilhelm Lorenz (astronomer) 4 1886–1918 W. Lorenz; Karl Wilhelm Lorenz, (bio-it), (bio-de) W. Lorenz
Miklós Lovas 2 1931–pres. M. Lovas; at Konkoly Observatory, (bio-it) M. Lovas (73511)
Jessica Lovering 2 n.a. J. R. Lovering; Jessica R. Lovering, co-disc.: (542277) and (542433), CV J. R. Lovering
Andrew Lowe 508 1959–pres. A. Lowe; amateur, orbit computer, (bio-it), HP A. Lowe (4091)
Percival Lowell 1 1855–1916 P. Lowell; disc: MPC P. Lowell (1886)
Paul Luckas 2 1962–pres. P. Luckas; amateur, (bio-it) P. Luckas (131186)
Christian B. Luginbuhl 3 1955–pres. C. B. Luginbuhl; (bio-it) C. B. Luginbuhl (7393)
Kjell Lundgren 2 1950–pres. K. Lundgren; at Uppsala Astronomical Observatory K. Lundgren (11934)
Federica Luppi 1 n.a. F. Luppi; F. Luppi
Robert Luther 24 1822–1900 R. Luther; R. Luther (1303)
Jane Luu 39 1963–pres. J. X. Luu; J. X. Luu (5430)
Lucas M. Macri 1 1972–pres.
L. Macri; (bio-it) L. Macri
Hiroshi Maeno 7 n.a. H. Maeno; (bio-it) H. Maeno
John Mahony (astronomer) 9 n.a. J. Mahony; amateur, Src J. Mahony
Marie Mahrová 4 1947–pres.
M. Mahrová; (bio-it) M. Mahrova
Renu Malhotra 1 1961–pres.
R. Malhotra; R. Malhotra (6698)
Franco Mallia 15 1961–pres. F. Mallia; amateur, (bio-it) F. Mallia (21685)
Francesco Manca 26 1966–pres. F. Manca; amateur F. Manca (15460)
Jan Karel Mánek 1 1961–pres. J. Manek; amateur J. Manek (22697)
Brian G. W. Manning 19 1926–2011 B. G. W. Manning; amateur B. G. W. Manning (3698)
Massimiliano Mannucci 1 1970–pres. M. Mannucci; amateur, unrelated to MPC ; (bio-it) M. Mannucci
José Manteca 13 n.a. J. Manteca; Pepe Manteca, (bio-it) J. Manteca
Ilan Manulis 1 1947–pres. I. Manulis; inferred I. Manulis (13615)
Frédéric Maréchal 2 1952–pres. F. Maréchal; amateur, (bio-it) F. Marechal
Wladimiro Marinello 3 n.a. W. Marinello; amateur, (bio-it) W. Marinello (229836)
Mark Scott Marley 1 n.a. M. S. Marley; (bio-it) M. S. Marley
Brian G. Marsden 1 1937–2010 B. G. Marsden; B. G. Marsden (1877)
Albert Marth 1 1828–1897 A. Marth; disc: MPC A. Marth
Axel Martin 3 1968–pres. A. Martin; amateur, (bio-it) A. Martin (15924)
Terry Martin (astronomer) 1 n.a. T. Martin; Src T. Martin
Carlos T. Martinez 5 n.a. C. T. Martinez; Src C. T. Martinez
Gianluca Masi 26 1972–pres. G. Masi; discoverer of variable stars G. Masi (21795)
Joseph Masiero 54 1982–pres. J. Masiero; J. Masiero (8255)
Egisto Masotti 3 1947–pres. E. Masotti; amateur, (bio-it) E. Masotti (22401)
Adam Massinger 7 1888–1914 A. Massinger; (bio-de) A. Massinger (760)
Giuseppe Massone 1 n.a. G. Massone; inferred G. Massone
Mary Alice Mathison 1 n.a. M. A. Mathison; inferred, (bio-it) M. A. Mathison
Stanislav Matičič 2 n.a. S. Matičič; inferred S. Maticic
Damir Matković 2 n.a. D. Matković; (bio-it) D. Matkovic
Robert D. Matson 187 1962–pres. R. Matson; Robert Matson, Rob Matson, (bio-it) R. Matson (73491)
Masanori Matsuyama 19 1950–pres. M. Matsuyama; amateur, Japanese: 松山正則, (bio-de) M. Matsuyama (4844)
Daniel Matter 5 1957–pres. D. Matter; amateur, (bio-it) D. Matter (59833)
Alain Maury 9 1958–pres. A. Maury; A. Maury (3780)
D. Mayes 1 n.a. D. Mayes; inferred D. Mayes
Emiliano Mazzoni 2 1953–pres. E. Mazzoni; amateur, (bio-it) E. Mazzoni (49469)
Michele Mazzucato 6 1962–pres. M. Mazzucato; Michele T. Mazzucato, (bio-it) M. Mazzucato (35461)
John V. McClusky 157 n.a. J. V. McClusky; J. V. McClusky
Billy D. McCormack 1 n.a. B. D. McCormack; B. D. McCormack
Jennie McCormick 1 n.a. J. McCormick; J. McCormick
Alric D. McDermott 1 n.a. A. D. McDermott; A. D. McDermott
David McDonald (astronomer) 2 1964–pres. D. McDonald; Dave McDonald, amateur D. McDonald (21782)
Stephen W. McDonald 1 n.a. S. McDonald; S. McDonald
James E. McGaha 6 1946–pres. J. McGaha; amateur, (bio-it) J. McGaha (10036)
P. McKenzie 1 n.a. P. McKenzie; inferred P. McKenzie
David McLeish (astronomer) 1 n.a. D. McLeish; (bio-it) D. McLeish
Robert H. McNaught 483 1956–pres.

R. H. McNaught; R. H. McNaught (3173)
Jeffrey S. Medkeff 10 1968–2008 J. Medkeff; J. Medkeff (41450)
Karen Jean Meech 3 1959–pres. K. J. Meech; K. J. Meech (4367)
Carol Neese 1 1958–pres. C. Neese; Carol Lynn Neese, MPC-typo: Meese C. Meese (9211)
Sven Melchert 2 1968–pres. S. Melchert; amateur,[2] Guidestar (A17), disc: MPC and MPC with Mark Emmerich S. Melchert
Philibert Jacques Melotte 1 1880–1961 P. Melotte; disc: MPC P. Melotte
J. Dave Mendenhall 1 n.a. J. D. Mendenhall; (bio-it) J. D. Mendenhall
Jean-Claude Merlin 66 1954–pres. J.-C. Merlin; (bio-fr) J.-C. Merlin (57658)
Szabolcs Mészáros 5 1981–pres. S. Mészáros; (bio-it) S. Meszaros
Joel Hastings Metcalf 41 1866–1925 J. H. Metcalf; J. H. Metcalf (726), (792)
Natal'ja Vital'evna Metlova 1 n.a. N. V. Metlova; (bio-it) N. V. Metlova
Michel Meunier 1 n.a. M. Meunier; amateur, (bio-it) M. Meunier
Erich Meyer 22 1951–pres. E. Meyer; amateur E. Meyer (7940)
Maik Meyer 16 1970–pres. M. Meyer; amateur, (bio-de), Src M. Meyer (52005)
J. Michaud 1 n.a. J. Michaud; inferred J. Michaud
Marco Micheli 12 1983–pres. M. Micheli; ESA/Pan-STARRS1 it:wikinews M. Micheli (10277)
René Michelsen 5 n.a. R. Michelsen; R. Michelsen (10285)
Celina Mikolajczak 4 n.a. C. Mikolajczak; (bio-it) C. Mikolajczak
Blaž Mikuž 1 n.a. B. Mikuž; at Črni Vrh B. Mikuz
Herman Mikuž 23 n.a. H. Mikuž; at Črni Vrh, (bio-it) H. Mikuz
R. Miles 1 n.a. R. Miles; inferred R. Miles
Robert L. Millis 12 n.a. R. Millis; occultation, at Lowell Observatory, (bio-it), (bio-fr) R. Millis; R. L. Millis (2659)
Elia Millosevich 2 1848–1919 E. Millosevich; E. Millosevich (69961)
Matt Mills (astronomer) 1 n.a. M. Mills; inferred M. Mills
Rudolph Minkowski 1 1895–1976 R. Minkowski; R. Minkowski (11770)
Tetsuyasu Mitani 1 1927–2004 T. Mitani; disc: MPC , (bio-it) T. Mitani (3289)
Seidai Miyasaka 4 1955–pres. S. Miyasaka; S. Miyasaka (3555)
Takashi Mizuno (astronomer) 1 1955–pres. T. Mizuno; amateur, (bio-it) T. Mizuno (6392)
Yoshikane Mizuno 52 1954–pres. Y. Mizuno; at Kani Observatory Y. Mizuno (4541)
Marko Moilanen 1 n.a. M. Moilanen; (bio-it) M. Moilanen
Lawrence Alan Molnar 72 1959–pres. L. A. Molnar; (bio-it) L. A. Molnar (8245)
Jean Montanne 1 n.a. J. Montanne; (bio-it) J. Montanne
Nico Montigiani 1 n.a. N. Montigiani; (bio-it) N. Montigiani
Didier Morata 1 1954–pres. D. Morata; amateur, (bio-it) D. Morata (14643)
Stéphane Morata 1 1977–pres. S. Morata; amateur, (bio-it) S. Morata (14643)
Zdeněk Moravec 93 1968–pres. Z. Moravec; Z. Moravec
Hiroshi Mori (astronomer) 45 1958–pres. H. Mori; amateur, (bio-it) H. Mori (19190)
Nicholas Moskovitz 1 1981–pres. N. Moskovitz; N. Moskovitz (8254)
Patrick M. Motl 9 n.a. P. M. Motl; disc: MPC , (bio-it) P. M. Motl
Stefano Mottola 6 n.a. S. Mottola; (bio-it) S. Mottola; S. Motolla (5388)
Antonín Mrkos 274 1918–1996 A. Mrkos; at Kleť Observatory A. Mrkos (1832)
Jean Mueller 13 1950–pres. J. E. Mueller; at Second Palomar Sky Survey J. E. Mueller (4031)
Masaru Mukai 13 1949–pres. M. Mukai; unrelated to 4750 M. Mukai
Gustavo Muler 23 1967–pres.
G. Muler; G. Muler (458063)
John-Derral Mulholland 1 1934–2008 J.-D. Mulholland; (bio-it) J. D. Mulholland
Ulisse Munari 49 1960–pres. U. Munari; at the Astronomical Observatories of Padua and Asiago U. Munari (7599)
J. Muñoz 1 n.a. J. Muñoz; inferred, (Manteca-it) J. Munoz
Osamu Muramatsu 73 1949–pres. O. Muramatsu; O. Muramatsu (5606)
Juan Carlos Muzzio 2 1946–pres. J. C. Muzzio; at La Plata Institute of Astrophysics, (bio-it) J. C. Muzzio (6505)
Atsushi Nakajima (astronomer) 3 n.a. A. Nakajima; disc: MPC A. Nakajima
Akimasa Nakamura 112 1961–pres. A. Nakamura; at the Kuma Kogen Astronomical Observatory A. Nakamura (10633)
Tsuko Nakamura 3 1943–pres. T. Nakamura; (bio-it) T. Nakamura (6599)
Akio Nakanishi 2 1964–pres. A. Nakanishi; amateur A. Nakanishi (8702)
Orlando A. Naranjo 38 1951–pres. O. A. Naranjo; (bio-it) O. A. Naranjo
Michael Nassir 1 n.a. M. Nassir; M. Nassir
Akira Natori 32 1956–pres. A. Natori; at Nihondaira Observatory, (bio-it) A. Natori (5520)
Edgar Rangel Netto 8 n.a. E. R. Netto; at Valongo Observatory, (bio-de) E. R. Netto (3175)
Grigory Neujmin 74 1885–1946
G. N. Neujmin; G. N. Neujmin (1129)
Vitaly Nevsky 8 n.a. V. Nevski; Vitalij Nevskij, Vitaliy Nevskiy, amateur, (B42), image, Comet ISON V. Nevski
Phil Nicholson 1 n.a. P. Nicholson; P. Nicholson
Seth Barnes Nicholson 2 1891–1963 S. B. Nicholson; disc: MPC and MPC S. B. Nicholson (1831)
Tsuneo Niijima 32 1955–pres. T. Niijima; amateur T. Niijima (5507)
Kota Nishiyama 1 n.a. K. Nishiyama; Bisei Spaceguard Center K. Nishiyama
V. L. Nixon 1 n.a. V. L. Nixon; V. L. Nixon
Michael C. Nolan 1 1963–pres. M. C. Nolan; at Arecibo Observatory, (bio-it) M. C. Nolan (9537)
Jaume Nomen 55 1960–pres.
J. Nomen; at Observatorio Astronomico de Mallorca J. Nomen (56561)
Toshiro Nomura 13 1954–pres. T. Nomura; T. Nomura (6559)
Hans Ulrik Nørgaard-Nielsen 2 n.a. H. U. Nørgaard-Nielsen; disc: MPC , (bio-it) H. U. Norgaard-Nielsen
Artyom Novichonok 21 1982–pres. A. Novichonok; Comet ISON, Src A. Novichonok; A. O. Novichonok
Andrew J. Noymer 7 1971–pres. A. J. Noymer; (bio-it) A. J. Noymer (4956)
Donal O'Ceallaigh 3 n.a. D. O'Ceallaigh; Src D. O'Ceallaigh
Erwin Obermair 7 1946–2017 E. Obermair; amateur E. Obermair (9236)
Eran O. Ofek 1 n.a. E. O. Ofek; HP E. O. Ofek
Warren B. Offutt 18 1928–2017 W. Offutt; W. Offutt (7639)
Youhei Ohba 3 n.a. Y. Ohba; at ISAS Y. Ohba
Okuro Oikawa 8 1896–1980 O. Oikawa; O. Oikawa (2667)
Gregory Wayne Ojakangas 2 n.a. G. Ojakangas; disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-it) G. Ojakangas
Arto Oksanen 1 n.a. A. Oksanen; amateur A. Oksanen
Tomimaru Okuni 130 1931–pres. T. Okuni; amateur T. Okuni (7769)
Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers 2 1758–1840 H. W. Olbers; H. W. Olbers (1002)
R. M. Olivera 1 n.a.
R. M. Olivera; amateur, also see § J. M. Bosch R. M. Olivera
C. Michelle Olmstead 46 1969–pres. C. M. Olmstead; at Lowell Observatory C. M. Olmstead (3287)
Andrey Oreshko 11 n.a. A. Oreshko; (also see Timur Kryachko and 2012 YQ1 A. Oreshko
Csilla Orgel 2 n.a. C. Orgel; inferred C. Orgel
José Luis Ortiz Moreno 1 1967–pres. J. L. Ortiz; disc: MPC , unofficial discoverer Haumea J. L. Ortiz (4436)
Michel Ory 208 1966–pres. M. Ory; amateur M. Ory (67979)
Yoshiaki Oshima 61 1952–pres. Y. Oshima; at Gekko Observatory Y. Oshima (5592)
Liisi Oterma 54 1915–2001 L. Oterma; at Turku Observatory L. Oterma (1529)
Satoru Otomo 148 1957–pres. S. Otomo; amateur S. Otomo (3911)
Rafael Pacheco 57 1954–pres. R. Pacheco; amateur R. Pacheco (25001)
Deborah Lynne Padgett 1 n.a. D. Padgett; inferred D. Padgett
Johann Palisa 122 1848–1925 J. Palisa; J. Palisa (914)
Ernesto Palomba 2 1967–pres. E. Palomba; disc: MPC and MPC E. Palomba (95951)
Amanda Papadimos 4 n.a. A. Papadimos; inferred A. Papadimos
Sensi Pastor 1 n.a. S. Pastor; La Murta Observatory (J76) S. Pastor
Praskov'ja Georgievna Parchomenko 2 1886–1970
P. Parchomenko; Praskoviya Georgievna Parchomenko, (bio-it) P. Parchomenko (1857)
Yun-Ho Park 2 n.a. Y.-H. Park; (bio-it) Y.-H. Park
Joel W. Parker 2 1962–pres. J. W. Parker; at Southwest Research Institute, inferred J. W. Parker (13751)
Q. A. Parker 1 n.a. Q. A. Parker; at Siding Spring Q. A. Parker
Alois Paroubek 1 n.a. A. Paroubek; (bio-it) A. Paroubek
André Patry 9 1902–1967 A. Patry; at Nice Observatory A. Patry (1601)
Thierry Pauwels 147 1957–pres. T. Pauwels; at Uccle Observatory T. Pauwels (12761)
Thomas Payer 4 1978–pres. T. Payer; amateur,[2] T. Payer
Fernando Pedichini 1 n.a. F. Pedichini; F. Pedichini
Jean-Claude Pelle 10 1942–pres. J.-C. Pelle; Jean Claude George Pelle, amateur, (bio-fr) J. C. Pelle (84011)
Randy Pepper 2 n.a. R. Pepper; amateur, Fort Bend Astronomy Club, (bio-it) R. Pepper
Zenón M. Pereyra 1 n.a. Z. Pereyra; disc: MPC , (bio-it) Z. Pereyra
Henri Joseph Anastase Perrotin 6 1845–1904 J. Perrotin; J. Perrotin (1515)
Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters 48 1813–1890
C. H. F. Peters; C. H. F. Peters (100007)
George Henry Peters 3 1863–1947 G. H. Peters; USNO-astronomer,Src G. H. Peters
Jean-Marc Petit 7 1961–pres. J.-M. Petit; (bio-fr) J.-M. Petit; J. Petit (7740)
Holly Phaneuf 2 n.a. H. Phaneuf; amateur, (bio-it) H. Phaneuf
Jeffrey L. Phinney 4 1957–pres. J. Phinney; disc: MPC , MPC , MPC and MPC J. Phinney (46793)
Giuseppe Piazzi 1 1746–1826 G. Piazzi; disc: Ceres G. Piazzi (1000)
Paolo Pietrapiana 2 n.a. P. Pietrapriana; amateur, disc: MPC , (bio-it) P. Pietrapiana
Michael Pietschnig 3 n.a. M. Pietschnig; amateur, Src M. Pietschnig
Jana Pittichová 5 1972–pres. J. Pittichová; inferred J. Pittichova (20187)
Guido Pizarro (astronomer) 8 n.a. G. Pizarro; brother of Oscar Pizarro, at La Silla, (bio-it) G. Pizarro (4609)
Oscar Pizarro 1 n.a. O. Pizarro; brother of Guido Pizarro, (bio-it) O. Pizarro (4609)
Gianpaolo Pizzetti 4 1961–pres. G. P. Pizzetti; amateur, (bio-it) G. P. Pizzetti; G. Pizzetti (233559)
John Platt (computer scientist) 2 1963–pres. J. Platt; J. Platt
C. E. Plunkett 1 n.a. C. E. Plunkett; inferred C. E. Plunkett
G. A. Plyugin 7 1925–pres. G. A. Plyugin; Gurij Antonovič Pljugin, (bio-it) G. A. Plyugin
Regina Podstanická 1 1928–2000 R. Podstanická; (bio-it) R. Podstanicka
Norman Pogson 8 1829–1891 N. R. Pogson; Norman Robert Pogson N. R. Pogson (1830)
Radosław Poleski 1 n.a. R. Poleski; R. Poleski
David Polishook 12 1976–pres. D. Polishook; David L. Polishook, MIT and Tel Aviv University, (bio-it) D. Polishook (8464)
Isidre Pòlit 1 1880–1958
I. Pòlit; Isidre Pòlit i Boixareu, (bio-it) I. Polit (1708)
Christian Pollas 26 1947–pres. C. Pollas; at Côte d'Azur Observatory, (bio-fr) C. Pollas (4892)
Hejno Iogannović Potter 1 1929–2007 H. Potter; Kheino Potter, disc: MPC , (bio-it) H. Potter (7320)
Valentino Pozzoli 3 n.a. V. Pozzoli; inferred V. Pozzoli
Alexander Pravda 52 1961–pres. A. Pravda; (bio-it) A. Pravda (60972)
Petr Pravec 351 1967–pres. P. Pravec; P. Pravec (4790)
Donald P. Pray 3 1949–pres. D. P. Pray; at Carbuncle Hill Obs.Src and Sugarloaf Obs. Src , (bio-it) D. P. Pray (35364)
Milorad B. Protić 7 1911–2001 M. B. Protić; M. B. Protitch (22278)
Andrew W. Puckett 22 1977–pres. A. W. Puckett; Andrew Wayne Puckett A. W. Puckett (184011)
Ulisse Quadri 1 1953–pres. U. Quadri; amateur, (bio-it) U. Quadri (10200)
Herbert Raab 1 1969–pres. H. Raab; amateur, Src H. Raab (3184)
David L. Rabinowitz 34 1960–pres. D. L. Rabinowitz; D. L. Rabinowitz; D. Rabinowitz (5040)
Petar Radovan 1 n.a. P. Radovan; (bio-it) P. Radovan
Rajgopalan Rajamohan 6 n.a. R. Rajamohan; (bio-it) R. Rajamohan
Vishnu Vardhan Reddy 23 1978–pres. V. Reddy; (bio-it) V. Reddy (8068)
Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth 395 1892–1979 K. Reinmuth; K. Reinmuth (1111)
Guy Reiss 5 1904–1964 G. Reiss; at Algiers Observatory and Nice G. Reiss (1577)
José Antonio Reyes (astronomer) 1 n.a. J. A. Reyes; La Murta Observatory (J76) J. A. Reyes
Tomáš Rezek (astronomer) 1 n.a. T. Rezek; inferred T. Rezek
Joseph Rheden 3 1873–1946 J. Rheden; J. Rheden
Hans Rickman 2 1949–pres. H. Rickman; at Uppsala Observatory, (bio-it) H. Rickman (3692)
Judit Györgyey Ries 2 n.a. J. G. Ries; Src J. G. Ries
Wolfgang Ries 158 1968–pres. W. Ries; amateur W. Ries (266887)
Jim Riffle 2 n.a. J. Riffle; inferred J. Riffle
Fernand Rigaux 8 1905–1962 F. Rigaux; at Uccle Observatory F. Rigaux (19911)
Claudine Rinner 69 1965–pres. C. Rinner; amateur, at Ottmarsheim Observatory C. Rinner (23999)
Keith Rivich 5 n.a. K. Rivich; amateur, (bio-it) K. Rivich
Irving Robbins (astronomer) 1 n.a. I. Robbins; Src and Src I. Robbins
Adrienne M. Robbins 1 n.a. A. Robbins; Adrienne Makita Robbins, (bio-it) A. Robbins
Larry Robinson (astronomer) 18 n.a. L. Robinson; amateur, at Sunflower Observatory, (bio-it) L. Robinson (18873)
Heiner Roclawski 1 1963–pres. H. Roclawski;[2] H. Roclawski
Greg Rodgers 1 n.a. G. Rodgers; G. Rodgers
Tim A. Rodriquez 1 n.a. T. Rodriquez; (bio-it) T. Rodriquez
Henry G. Roe 1 1975–pres. H. G. Roe; (bio-it) H. G. Roe (28803)
James M. Roe 102 1943–pres. J. M. Roe; (bio-it) J. M. Roe
Elizabeth Roemer 2 1929–2016 E. Roemer; E. Roemer (1657)
John E. Rogers 3 n.a. J. E. Rogers; (bio-it) J. E. Rogers
Brian P. Roman 11 n.a. B. Roman; B. Roman (4575)
Amy E. Rose 2 1987–pres. A. E. Rose; A. E. Rose (175563)
Perry Rose (astronomer) 4 1966–pres. P. Rose; Perry J. Rose, at Palomar Planet Crossing Asteroid Survey P. Rose (9637)
Emily Ross 1 n.a. E. Ross; inferred; with Tara Houlden E. Ross
René Roy (astronomer) 9 1938–pres. R. Roy; amateur, (bio-fr) R. Roy (14533)
Eric P. Rubenstein 1 n.a. E. P. Rubenstein; E. P. Rubenstein
A. Rudd 2 n.a. A. Rudd; disc: MPC and MPC A. Rudd
Marian Rudnyk 3 n.a.
M. Rudnyk; (bio-it) M. Rudnyk
Donald James Rudy 1 n.a. D. Rudy; (bio-it) D. Rudy
Jose Maria Ruiz 8 n.a. J. M. Ruiz; inferred, disc: MPC J. M. Ruiz
Kenneth S. Russell 2 n.a. K. S. Russell; (bio-it) K. S. Russell (3714)
John Ruthroff 1 n.a. J. Ruthroff; (bio-it) J. Ruthroff
William H. Ryan (astronomer) 25 n.a. W. H. Ryan; inferred W. H. Ryan
John Sachs (astronomer) 2 n.a. J. Sachs; amateur, disc MPC and MPC , Src , Src , unrelated to MPC J. Sachs
Tsuyoshi Sakamoto 1 n.a. T. Sakamoto; Bisei Spaceguard Center T. Sakamoto
Giuseppe A. Sala 2 n.a. G. A. Sala; disc: MPC and MPC G. A. Sala
Paolo Sala (astronomer) 3 1954–pres.
P. Sala; amateur, disc: MPC , MPC and MPC ,[2] P. Sala
George C. Sallit 1 n.a. G. Sallit; (bio-it) G. Sallit
Stephen L. Salyards 1 n.a. S. L. Salyards; (bio-it) S. L. Salyards
A. G. Samuel 1 n.a. A. G. Samuel; (bio-it) A. G. Samuel
Salvador Sánchez (astronomer) 3 n.a. S. Sánchez; unrelated to MPC , (bio-it) S. Sanchez
Allan Sandage 1 1926–2010 A. R. Sandage; A. R. Sandage (9963)
Hans-Ullrich Sandig 1 1909–1979 H.-U. Sandig; (bio-de) H.-U. Sandig
Robert G. Sandness 6 n.a. R. G. Sandness; amateur, (bio-it) R. G. Sandness
Luigi Sannino 2 1981–pres. L. Sannino; amateur, disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-it) L. Sannino
Matteo M. M. Santangelo 21 n.a. M. M. M. Santangelo; Matteo Santangelo, (bio-it) M. M. M. Santangelo
Krisztián Sárneczky 397 1974–pres. K. Sárneczky; K. Sarneczky (10258)
Lenka Kotková 259 1973–pres. L. Kotková; Lenka Šarounová (née), at Ondřejov Observatory L. Sarounova (10390)
Goro Sasaki 1 n.a. G. Sasaki; unrelated to MPC , (bio-it) G. Sasaki
Isao Satō (astronomer) 6 1963–pres. I. Satō; asteroid occultation, (bio-it) I. Sato (6338)
Naoto Satō 142 1953–pres. N. Satō; amateur N. Sato (6025)
Boris Satovski 4 n.a. B. Satovski; discovered (541508), different from (212929) B. Satovski
Paul Sava 1 n.a. P. Sava; at Needville P. Sava
Robert D. Schaldach 1 n.a. R. D. Schaldach; co-discovered 61P/Shajn–Schaldach; (bio-fr) R. D. Schaldach
Alexandre Schaumasse 2 1882–1958 A. Schaumasse; A. Schaumasse (1797)
Giovanni Schiaparelli 1 1835–1910 G. Schiaparelli; disc: MPC G. Schiaparelli (4062)
Christine J. Schiff 1 n.a. C. J. Schiff; amateur, wife of J. L. Schiff, (bio-it) C. J. Schiff
Joel L. Schiff 1 n.a. J. L. Schiff; amateur, husband of C. J. Schiff, unrelated to MPC , (bio-it) J. L. Schiff
Thomas Schildknecht 3 n.a. T. Schildknecht; (bio-it), Src T. Schildknecht
Frank Schiralli Jr. 1 n.a. F. Schiralli Jr.; Src F. Schiralli Jr.
Lutz D. Schmadel 245 1942–2016 L. D. Schmadel; ARI-astronomer L. D. Schmadel; L.D. Schmadel (2234)
Alfred Schmitt 4 1907–1973 A. Schmitt; at Algiers and Strasbourg observatories A. Schmitt (1617)
Hans Scholl (astronomer) 56 1942–pres. H. Scholl; ARI-astronomer H. Scholl (2959)
Richard Schorr 2 1867–1951 R. Schorr; R. Schorr (1235)
Joachim Schubart 2 1928–pres. J. Schubart; (bio-de), Src J. Schubart (1911)
Lipót Schulhof 1 1847–1921 L. Schulhof; L. Schulhof (2384)
Hans-Emil Schuster 25 1934–pres. H.-E. Schuster; at La Silla H.-E. Schuster (2018)
Erwin Schwab 88 1964–pres. E. Schwab; amateur E. Schwab (185638)
Megan Schwamb 16 1984–pres. M. E. Schwamb; (bio-fr) M. E. Schwamb; M. Schwamb (11814)
Michael B. Schwartz 42 1950–pres. M. Schwartz; amateur, at Tenagra Observatory, (bio-it) M. Schwartz (13820)
Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwassmann 22 1870–1964 A. Schwassmann; A. Schwassmann (989)
James V. Scotti 1 1960–pres. J. V. Scotti; at Spacewatch J. V. Scotti (3594)
George Mary Searle 1 1839–1918 G. Searle; disc: MPC G. Searle
William Lawrence Sebok 2 n.a. W. Sebok; disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-it) W. Sebok
Bruce A. Segal 2 1959–pres. B. A. Segal; amateur, disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-it) B. A. Segal (21683)
Sadao Sei 1 n.a. S. Sei; at Chirorin Observatory (383) S. Sei
Tsutomu Seki 225 1930–pres. T. Seki; T. Seki (3426)
Alexey V. Sergeyev 1 n.a. A. Sergeyev; inferred A. Sergeev
Carl Sexton 9 n.a. C. Sexton; inferred, amateur C. Sexton
Grigory Shajn 3 1892–1956
G. Shajn; G. Shajn (1648)
Pelageya Shajn 19 1894–1956
P. F. Shajn; P. F. Shajn (1190), (1648)
R. Shank 1 n.a. R. Shank; assumed R. Shank
Scott S. Sheppard 23 1977–pres. S. S. Sheppard; S. S. Sheppard (17898)
Edwin E. Sheridan 33 n.a. E. E. Sheridan; (bio-it) E. E. Sheridan; E. Sheridan
Jia You Shih 3 n.a. C.-Y. Shih; disc: MPC , MPC and MPC C.-Y. Shih
Yoshisada Shimizu 311 1943–pres. Y. Shimizu; amateur Y. Shimizu (7300)
Hitoshi Shiozawa 29 n.a. H. Shiozawa; amateur, (bio-it) H. Shiozawa
Seiji Shirai (astronomer) 3 n.a. S. Shirai; MPC , MPC , MPC S. Shirai
Vladimir Shkodrov 7 1930–2010 V. G. Shkodrov; at the Bulgarian National Observatory V. G. Shkodrov; V. Shkodrov (4364)
Carolyn S. Shoemaker 377 1929–pres. C. S. Shoemaker; C. S. Shoemaker (4446)
Eugene M. Shoemaker 183 1928–1997 E. M. Shoemaker; E. M. Shoemaker (2074)
Sergey E. Shurpakov 1 1966–pres. S. Shurpakov; Sergey Eduardovich Shurpakov, amateur S. Shurpakov (279274)
Piero Sicoli 43 1954–pres. P. Sicoli; amateur, at Sormano Observatory P. Sicoli (7866)
Stephen Singer-Brewster 6 1945–pres. S. Singer-Brewster; at Palomar Planet Crossing Asteroid Survey S. Singer-Brewster (10315)
Amanjot Singh 1 1988–pres. A. Singh; A. Singh (175562)
Russell Sipe 2 n.a. R. Sipe; inferred, disc: MPC and MPC R. Sipe
Brigitta Sipőcz 38 n.a. B. Sipőcz; B. Sipocz
Michael L. Sitko 1 n.a. M. L. Sitko; inferred M. L. Sitko
Brian A. Skiff 60 n.a. B. A. Skiff; at Lowell Observatory B. A. Skiff (2554)
David R. Skillman 13 1945–pres. D. R. Skillman; D. R. Skillman; D. Skillman (70720)
Jure Skvarč 10 1964–pres. J. Skvarč; (bio-it) J. Skvarc (89818)
Evgenij Fëdorovič Skvorcov 3 1882–1952
E. Skvorcov; Evgenij Skvortsov, (bio-it) E. Skvortsov (1854)
Tamara Smirnova 135 1935–2001 T. M. Smirnova; T. M. Smirnova (5540)
Suzanne Smrekar 1 n.a. S. Smrekar; Suzanne Elizabeth Smrekar; (bio-it) S. Smrekar
Bogdan Sobczuk 1 n.a. B. Sobczuk; Src B. Sobczuk
Andrea Soffiantini 1 n.a. A. Soffiantini; Carezza, Trentino (NASA) A. Soffiantini
Patrick Sogorb 4 1971–pres. P. Sogorb; amateur, (bio-fr) P. Sogorb
Vladimir Jakovlevič Solov'ëv 1 n.a. V. Y. Solovyov; (bio-it) V. Y. Solovyov
Y. Sorimachi (astronomer) 2 n.a. Y. Sorimachi; disc: MPC and MPC Y. Sorimachi
Giovanni Sostero 1 1964–2012 G. Sostero; amateur G. Sostero (9878)
Alfredo Sota 4 n.a. A. Sota; inferred, at Sierra Nevada Observatory (J86) A. Sota
Guy Soulié 2 1920–pres. G. Soulié; amateur, (bio-fr) G. Soulie (13226)
Timothy B. Spahr 58 1970–pres. T. B. Spahr; Timothy Bruce Spahr, at Bigelow Sky Survey T. B. Spahr (2975)
Stefano Sposetti 165 1958–pres. S. Sposetti; amateur S. Sposetti; Stefano Sposetti (22354)
Tom Stafford (astronomer) 40 n.a. T. Stafford; T. Stafford
Anton Staus 1 1872–1955 A. Staus; disc: MPC A. Staus
Duncan Steel 12 1955–pres.
D. I. Steel; D. I. Steel (4713)
W. A. Stein 1 n.a. W. A. Stein; inferred W. A. Stein
Édouard Stephan 2 1837–1923 É. Stephan; disc: MPC and MPC E. Stephan
Peter B. Stetson 1 1952–pres. P. B. Stetson; Peter Brailey Stetson, (bio-it) P. B. Stetson (255703)
Berton L. Stevens 55 1951–pres. B. L. Stevens; amateur, Desert Moon Observatory (448), (bio-it) B. L. Stevens (38540)
Janet A. Stevens 1 n.a. J. Stevens; amateur, wife of B. L. Stevens, (bio-it) J. Stevens
Carlton F. Stewart 1 n.a. C. F. Stewart; (bio-it) C. F. Stewart
DeLisle Stewart 1 1870–1941 D. Stewart; disc: MPC D. Stewart
Lacey Stewart 1 n.a. L. Stewart; Src L. Stewart
Jürgen Stock (astronomer) 3 1923–pres.
J. Stock; J. Stock (4388)
M. Stockmaster 1 n.a. M. Stockmaster; inferred M. Stockmaster
Reiner Michael Stoss 9 1975–pres. R. M. Stoss; amateur, at Starkenburg Observatory R. M. Stoss; R. Stoss (7689)
Luca Strabla 1 1963–pres. L. Strabla; Luca Pietro Strabla, amateur, (bio-it) L. Strabla (35326)
Louis-Gregory Strolger 1 n.a. L.-G. Strolger; inferred L.-G. Strolger
Gyula Strommer 1 1920–1995 G. Strommer; (bio-it) G. Strommer (254876)
Otto Struve 2 1897–1963 O. Struve; O. Struve (768)
Antonio Stucchi 1 n.a. A. Stucchi; inferred A. Stucchi
Jeffrey Sue 1 n.a. J. Sue; inferred, at RAS Observatory (H06), Src J. Sue
Uwe Süßenberger 4 n.a. U. Süßenberger; U. Suessenberger
Matsuo Sugano 4 1939–pres. M. Sugano; amateur M. Sugano (5872)
Atsushi Sugie 122 n.a. A. Sugie; at Dynic Astronomical Observatory A. Sugie (3957)
Rafael Suvanto 1 –1940 R. Suvanto; (bio-it) R. Suvanto (1927)
Kenzo Suzuki (astronomer) 42 1950–pres. K. Suzuki; amateur K. Suzuki (5526)
Shōhei Suzuki 52 n.a. S. Suzuki; S. Suzuki
Steven Roger Swanson 2 n.a. S. R. Swanson; inferred, disc: MPC and MPC S. R. Swanson
Frédéric Sy 2 1861–19xx F. Sy; at Algiers and Paris observatories; disc: MPC and MPC F. Sy (1714)
Gyula M. Szabó 8 1979–pres. G. Szabó; (bio-fr) G. Szabo (113203)
Tamás Szalai (astronomer) 2 n.a. T. Szalai; inferred, disc: MPC and MPC T. Szalai
Dorottya Szám 1 n.a. D. Szám; amateur, (bio-it) D. Szam
Péter Székely (astronomer) 1 n.a. P. Székely; Piszkéstető Station P. Szekely
Attila Szing 1 n.a. A. Szing; inferred A. Szing
D. Taeymans 1 n.a. D. Taeymans; inferred D. Taeymans
Laurence G. Taff 10 1947–pres. L. G. Taff; (bio-fr) L. G. Taff
Ugo Tagliaferri 2 n.a. U. Tagliaferri; amateur, disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-it) U. Tagliaferri
Atsushi Takahashi 22 1965–pres. A. Takahashi; amateur, at Kitami Observatory A. Takahashi (4842)
Masanori Takeishi 13 1950–pres. M. Takeishi; amateur, (bio-de) M. Takeishi (7776)
Noéline Teamo 233 n.a. N. Teamo; amateur, Hibiscus Observatory (F84) N. Teamo
Wilhelm Tempel 5 1821–1889 E. W. Tempel; E. W. Tempel (3808)
Luciano Tesi 192 1931–pres. L. Tesi; amateur L. Tesi; L. esi (15817)
Augusto Testa 31 1950–pres. A. Testa; amateur A. Testa (11667)
Holger Thiele 4 1878–1946 H. Thiele; son of Thorvald N. Thiele H. Thiele (1586)
Bernd Thinius 2 1959–pres. B. Thinius; amateur, disc: MPC and MPC ,[2] B. Thinius
David J. Tholen 66 1955–pres. D. J. Tholen; D. J. Tholen; D. C. Tholen (3255)
Norman G. Thomas 55 1930–pres. N. G. Thomas; N. G. Thomas (2555)
William Thuillot 1 1951–pres. W. Thuillot; inferred W. Thuillot (18568)
Dan Tibbets 3 n.a. D. Tibbets; inferred, disc: MPC and MPC D. Tibbets
Jana Tichá 112 1965–pres. J. Tichá; J. Ticha (5757)
Miloš Tichý 231 1966–pres. M. Tichý; M. Tichy (3337)
Jürgen Tiedtke 1 1966–pres. J. Tiedtke; amateur, co-disc. with M. Klein, FB J. Tiedtke
Friedrich Tietjen 1 1832–1895 F. Tietjen; ARI-astronomer, disc: MPC F. Tietjen (2158)
Michael Todd (astronomer) 3 n.a. M. Todd; inferred M. Todd
Clyde Tombaugh 15 1906–1997 C. W. Tombaugh; C. W. Tombaugh (1604)
Maura Tombelli 197 1952–pres. M. Tombelli; amateur M. Tombelli (9904)
Kōichirō Tomita 9 1925–2006 K. Tomita; at the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory K. Tomita (2391)
Mario Tonincelli 5 n.a. M. Tonincelli; inferred M. Tonincelli
John L. Tonry 2 1953–pres. J. L. Tonry; University of Hawaii, disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-de) J. L. Tonry (40919)
Carlos Torres (astronomer) 37 1929–2011 C. Torres; Carlos Torres R. (not Carlos Guillermo Torres), Src C. Torres (1769)
Y. Torres 1 n.a. Y. Torres; inferred Y. Torres
Juraj Tóth 16 1975–pres. J. Tóth; at Comenius University J. Toth (24976)
Suzanne W. Tourtellotte 15 1945–2013 S. Tourtellotte; inferred S. Tourtellotte
Fabrizio Tozzi 153 1970–pres. F. Tozzi; amateur, (bio-it) F. Tozzi
Richard Trentman 2 1939–pres. R. Trentman; amateur, Powell Observatory Near-Earth-Object program; disc: MPC and MPC R. Trentman (41279)
David E. Trilling 5 1972–pres. D. E. Trilling; disc: MPC and MPC D. E. Trilling (20362)
Paul J. Tristram 1 n.a. P. J. Tristram; MJUO, Src P. J. Tristram
Chad Trujillo 62 1973–pres. C. Trujillo; C. A. Trujillo; C. Trujillo; C. W. Trujillo (12101)
Yuan-Sheng Tsai (astronomer) 3 n.a. Y.-S. Tsai; inferred Y.-S. Tsai
Akira Tsuchikawa 4 n.a. A. Tsuchikawa; (bio-it) A. Tsuchikawa
Roy A. Tucker 711 1951–pres. R. A. Tucker; R. A. Tucker; R. Tucker (10914)
D. Tuma 1 n.a. D. Tuma; inferred D. Tuma
Horace Parnell Tuttle 2 1837–1923 H. P. Tuttle; H. P. Tuttle (5036)
Andrzej Udalski 2 1957–pres. A. Udalski; disc: MPC and MPC A. Udalski
Seiji Ueda 705 1952–pres. S. Ueda; amateur S. Ueda (4676)
Takeshi Urata 642 1947–1912 T. Urata; amateur T. Urata (3722)
Fumiaki Uto 22 n.a. F. Uto; F. Uto; T. Uto
Antonio Vagnozzi 46 1950–pres. A. Vagnozzi; amateur A. Vagnozzi (7529)
Marja Väisälä 2 1916–2011 M. Väisälä; Marja Ilmatar Väisälä, daughter of Y. Väisälä, disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-it) M. Vaisala
Yrjö Väisälä 128 1891–1971 Y. Väisälä; at Turku Observatory Y. Vaisala (1573), (2804)
Mallory Vale 3 1986–pres. M. Vale; M. Vale (158899)
Jan Vales 1 n.a. J. Vales; at Črni Vrh, J. Vales
George Van Biesbroeck 16 1880–1974
G. Van Biesbroeck; G. Van Biesbroeck (1781)
Hendrik van Gent 39 1899–1947 H. van Gent; H. van Gent (1966)
Cornelis Johannes van Houten 4643 1920–2002 C. J. van Houten; C. J. van Houten (1673)
Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld 4644 1921–2015 I. van Houten-Groeneveld; I. van Houten-Groeneveld; I. Groeneveld (1674)
Andre van Staden 1 n.a. A. van Staden; inferred A. van Staden
Andrew Vanden Heuvel 1 n.a. A. Vanden Heuvel; (bio-it) A. Vanden Heuvel
Luděk Vašta 1 n.a. L. Vašta; inferred L. Vasta
Zdeňka Vávrová 115 1945–pres. Z. Vávrová; Z. Vavrova (3364)
Christian Veillet 145 1954–pres. C. Veillet; C. Veillet (16984)
Graziano Ventre 4 1954–pres. G. Ventre; amateur, (bio-it) G. Ventre (22500)
Antoni Vidal 1 n.a. A. Vidal; amateur, (bio-it) A. Vidal
Ester Vigil 1 n.a. E. Vigil; amateur, (bio-it) E. Vigil
Jozef Világi 9 n.a. J. Világi; inferred J. Vilagi
Walter Augustin Villiger 1 1872–1938 W. Villiger; W. Villiger (1310)
George R. Viscome 33 1956–pres. G. R. Viscome; G. R. Viscome (6183)
David Voglsam 1 n.a. D. Voglsam; Src D. Voglsam
Heinrich Vogt (astronomer) 1 1890–1968 H. Vogt; disc: MPC H. Vogt (1439)
Luigi Volta 5 1876–1952 L. Volta; (bio-it) L. Volta
Tomáš Vorobjov 8 1984–pres. T. Vorobjov; amateur T. Vorobjov (4858)
Christel Vuissoz 3 n.a. C. Vuissoz; inferred, disc: MPC C. Vuissoz
Libor Vyskočil 1 n.a. L. Vyskočil; inferred L. Vyskocil
Arno Arthur Wachmann 3 1902–1990 A. Wachmann; A. Wachmann (1704)
Sahil Wadhwa 1 n.a. S. Wadhwa; S. Wadhwa
Joe Wagner (astronomer) 6 1964-pres. J. Wagner; (bio-it) J. Wagner
Duncan Waldron 2 n.a.
J. D. Waldron; amateur, disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-it) J. D. Waldron
Jasper V. Wall 1 n.a. J. V. Wall; (bio-it) J. V. Wall
Åke Wallenquist 1 1904–1994 Å. A. E. Wallenquist; at Kvistaberg Station A. A. E. Wallenquist (2114)
Brian D. Warner 3 1952–pres. B. D. Warner; photometrist, (bio-it), Src B. D. Warner (8734)
Archibald Warnock 7 n.a. A. Warnock; (bio-it) A. Warnock
Lawrence H. Wasserman 44 n.a. L. H. Wasserman; occultion, (bio-it) L. H. Wasserman (2660)
Kazuro Watanabe 671 1955–pres. K. Watanabe; amateur K. Watanabe (4155)
James Craig Watson 22 1838–1880
J. C. Watson; J. C. Watson (729)
Martin Watt 4 n.a. M. Watt; (bio-it) M. Watt
J. Scott Weaver 2 1940–2008 J. S. Weaver; (bio-it) J. S. Weaver; S. Weaver (96344)
Robert Weber (astronomer) 8 1926–2008 R. Weber; R. Weber (6181)
Katrina Wefel 2 n.a. K. Wefel; at Baton Rouge, disc: MPC and MPC K. Wefel
Don J. Wells 20 1965–pres. D. Wells; amateur, (bio-it) D. Wells (99891)
Jim Wentworth 1 n.a. J. Wentworth; inferred J. Wentworth
Wolfgang Wenzel (astronomer) 1 1929–pres. W. Wenzel; (bio-de) W. Wenzel (58607)
Richard Martin West 40 1941–pres. R. M. West; R. M. West (2022)
Fred Lawrence Whipple 1 1906–2004 F. L. Whipple; F. L. Whipple (1940)
Minor White (astronomer) 44 n.a. M. White; (bio-it) M. White
Robert J. Whiteley 12 1971–pres. R. J. Whiteley; (bio-it) R. J. Whiteley (20460)
Paul Wiegert 85 1967–pres. P. A. Wiegert; P. A. Wiegert (15068)
Patrick Wiggins (astronomer) 5 1949–pres. P. Wiggins; amateur, (bio-it) P. Wiggins (4099)
Paul Wild (Swiss astronomer) 94 1925–2014 P. Wild; P. Wild (1941)
Peter D. Wilder 1 n.a. P. D. Wilder; (bio-it) P. D. Wilder
Iwan P. Williams 7 n.a. I. P. Williams; (bio-it) I. P. Williams (3634)
James G. Williams 1 n.a. J. G. Williams; Src J. G. Williams (2335)
Kenneth A. Williams 14 1956–pres. K. A. Williams; (824) Lake Clear N.Y.; astrophotographer K. A. Williams (14075)
Ryan M. Williams 1 n.a. R. M. Williams; (bio-it) R. M. Williams
John E. Willis 1 n.a. J. Willis; USNO-astronomer, Src (bio-it) J. Willis
Albert George Wilson 5 1918–2012 A. G. Wilson; A. G. Wilson (4015)
Carl A. Wirtanen 8 1910–1990 C. A. Wirtanen; C. A. Wirtanen (2044)
Edith Wirtanen 1 n.a. E. Wirtanen; Edith Rand Wirtanen, wife of Carl Wirtanen, (bio-it) E. Wirtanen (6029)
Carl Gustav Witt 2 1866–1946 G. Witt; G. Witt (2732)
Christian Wolf (astronomer) 1 n.a. C. Wolf; assumed C. Wolf
Marek Wolf 19 1957–pres. M. Wolf; M. Wolf
Max Wolf 248 1863–1932 M. F. Wolf; M. F. Wolf (827)
Chris Wolfe 29 n.a. C. Wolfe; (bio-it) C. Wolfe
Ulrich Wolff 2 1964–pres. U. Wolff; amateur, Berlin, Src U. Wolff
Harry Edwin Wood 12 1881–1946 H. E. Wood; H. E. Wood (1660)
Naotaka Yamamoto 1 n.a. N. Yamamoto; (bio-it) N. Yamamoto
Masayuki Yanai 27 1959–pres. M. Yanai; M. Yanai (4260)
Yang Tingzhang 12 n.a. T.-C. Yang; (bio-it) T.-C. Yang
Ye Quan-Zhi 203 1988–pres. Q.-z. Ye; also: Quan-Zhi Ye, (bio-it), Src Q.-z. Ye; Q.-Z. Ye; Q. Ye (10280)
William Kwong Yu Yeung 2030 1960–pres. W. K. Y. Yeung; amateur, (bio-it) W. K. Y. Yeung (40776)
M. Yoshimi 1 n.a. M. Yoshimi; M. Yoshimi
James Whitney Young 257 1941–pres. J. W. Young; J. W. Young (2874)
Jure Zakrajšek 1 n.a. J. Zakrajšek; Src J. Zakrajsek
Fulvio Zanardini 2 n.a. F. Zanardini; disc: MPC and MPC , (bio-it) F. Zanardini
Vincenzo Zappalà 9 1945–pres. V. Zappalà; at Pino Torinese Observatory V. Zappala (2813)
Justas Zdanavičius 88 n.a. J. Zdanavičius; (bio-it) J. Zdanavicius
Kazimieras Zdanavičius 1 1938–pres. K. Zdanavičius; (bio-it) K. Zdanavicius (203823)
Kenneth W. Zeigler 3 n.a. K. W. Zeigler; disc: MPC , (bio-it) K. W. Zeigler
David S. Zelinsky 1 n.a. D. Zelinsky; inferred D. Zelinsky (3042)
Lyudmila Zhuravleva 213 1946–pres.
L. V. Zhuravleva; Lyudmila Vasil'evna Zhuravleva; ITA-astronomer L. V. Zhuravleva (26087)
Massimo Ziboli 4 n.a. M. Ziboli; amateur, disc: MPC , (bio-it) M. Ziboli
Pavel Zigo 1 n.a. P. Zigo; inferred P. Zigo
Ute Zimmer 21 1964–pres. U. Zimmer; amateur,[2] U. Zimmer
Michał Żołnowski 8 1975–pres. M. Żołnowski; amateur, Rantiga Osservatorio M. Zolnowski (384815)
Frank B. Zoltowski 229 1957–pres. F. B. Zoltowski; amateur F. B. Zoltowski (18292)
Giovanni Zonaro 1 n.a. G. Zonaro; amateur, (bio-it) G. Zonaro
Cristina Zurita 1 n.a. C. Zurita; inferred C. Zurita
Anna N. Żytkow 7 1947–pres. A. Żytkow; A. Zytkow
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Discovering dedicated institutions

Institution Discoveries Obs. code Country Link-label; info, links, and notes Name(s) at MPC Cite
Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing observatory 74 608, 605 AMOS; AMOS
Altschwendt Observatory 11 A44 Altschwendt Obs.; Altschwendt
Ametlla de Mar Observatory 12 946
Ametlla de Mar Obs.; Ametlla de Mar
Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory 123 A50 Andrushivka Obs.; Andrushivka
Apache Point Observatory 9 645 Apache Point Obs.; Apache Point
Asiago Observatory 4 098 Asiago Obs.; Cima Ekar
Asiago-DLR Asteroid Survey 219 209
ADAS; Asiago-DLR Asteroid Survey; ADAS
Astronomical Research Observatory 96 H55, H21 ARO; Astronomical Research Observatory moved from Charleston (H55) to Westfield (H21) in 2009. Src Astronomical Research Observatory; Charleston; Westfield
Astrovirtel 3 I03 Astrovirtel; ASTROVIRTEL
Sierra Remote Observatories 3 G53, G80 Sierra Remote Obs.; Auberry
Stardome Observatory 1 466, 467 Stardome Obs.; Auckland
Bisei Asteroid Tracking Telescope for Rapid Survey 440 300 BATTeRS; BATTeRS
Badlands Observatory 8 918 Badlands Obs.; Badlands
Jonathan B. Postel Observatory 9 201 Jonathan B. Postel Obs.; Bareggio
Bassano Bresciano Observatory 3 565 Bassano Bresciano Obs.; aka Osservatorio Astronomico (di) Bassano Bresciano, private, it:wiki Bassano Bresciano
Bastia Observatory 1 197 Bastia Obs.; Bastia
Highland Road Park Observatory 1 747 Highland Road Park Obs.; Baton Rouge
Observatoire de Bédoin 1 132 Bédoin Obs.; Bedoin
Begues Observatory 2 170
Begues Obs.; (Catalan: Observatori Astronòmic de Begues) Begues
Beijing Schmidt CCD Asteroid Program 1304 327 SCAP; Beijing Schmidt CCD Asteroid Program; NAOC Schmidt CCD Asteroid Program
Bergen-Enkheim Observatory 1 A74 Bergen-Enkheim Obs.; Bergen-Enkheim
Bergisch Gladbach Observatory 11 621 Bergisch Gladbach Obs.; Bergisch Gladbach
Bohyunsan Optical Astronomy Observatory 28 344 Bohyunsan Obs.; Bohyunsan
Boyden Observatory 4 074 Boyden Obs.; Boyden Observatory
Bulgarian National Observatory 10 071 Bulgarian National Obs.; Bulgarian National Observatory
CBA-East Observatory 1 H86 CBA-East Obs.; CBA-East
CERGA Observatory 24 010 CERGA; Centre de recherches en géodynamique et astrométrie CERGA
Catalina Sky Survey 28580 703 CSS; CSS
Calar Alto Observatory 7 493 Calar Alto Obs.; Calar Alto
Calvin–Rehoboth Observatory 114 G98 Calvin–Rehoboth Obs.; in NM, cite: MPC , disc: MPC to Prairie School, all others to Calvin College Calvin College; Prairie School
Observatório de Campinas 1 870 Campinas Obs.; Campinas
Osservatorio Astronomico Campo Catino 5 468 Campo Catino Obs.; Campo Catino
Campo Catino Austral Observatory Survey 5 I10 CAOS; Campo Catino Austral Observatory Survey
Campo Imperatore Near Earth Object Survey 1689 599 CINEOS; CINEOS; Campo Imperatore; Campo Imperatore Near Earth Object Survey
Canada–France Ecliptic Plane Survey 2 568
CFEPS; Src , presumably conducted at CFHT, using generic Mauna Kea obs. code (568) Canada-France Ecliptic Plane Survey
Catalina Station 1 693 Catalina Stn.; Catalina Station
Cavezzo Observatory 7 107 Cavezzo Obs.; Cavezzo
Osservatorio Cavriana 2 571 Cavriana Obs.; Cavriana
Alianza S4 Observatory 94 I08 Alianza S4 Obs.; Cerro Burek
Cerro El Roble Observatory 1 805 Cerro El Roble Stn.; Cerro El Roble
Paranal Observatory 5 309 Paranal Obs.; Cerro Paranal
Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory 26 807 Cerro Tololo Obs.; Cerro Tololo
Chante-Perdrix Observatory 162 A77 Chante-Perdrix Obs.; Observatoire Chante-Perdrix Chante-Perdrix
Cielo Profundo Observatory 1 J01 Cielo Profundo Obs.; (541487) Observatorio Cielo
Osservatorio Colleverde di Guidonia 2 596 Colleverde Obs.; Colleverde
Observatori Astronòmic de Consell 1 176 Consell Obs.; Consell
Copenhagen University Observatory 8 035 Copenhagen Obs.; Copenhagen Observatory
Cordell–Lorenz Observatory 28 850 Cordell–Lorenz Obs.; Cordell-Lorenz
Crimean Astrophysical Observatory 14 095 Crimean Astrophysical Obs.; Crimean Astrophysical Observatory
Črni Vrh Observatory 427 106 Črni Vrh; Crni Vrh
Dark Energy Camera 4 W84 CTIO-DECam; DECam
Dark Energy Survey 6 W84 CTIO-DES; Dark Energy Survey
Observatoire de Dax 8 958 Dax Obs.; Dax
Deep Ecliptic Survey 9 695 DES; Deep Ecliptic Survey
Deep Lens Survey 80 807
DLS; Deep Lens Survey
Drebach Observatory 15 113 Drebach Obs. Drebach; Volkssternwarte Drebach
Doc Greiner Research Observatory 1 G48 Greiner Obs.; Doc Greiner Research Observatory
European Near Earth Asteroids Research 9 809 EURONEAR; EURONEAR
Desert Wanderer Observatory 2 G78 Desert Wanderer Obs.; El Centro
Farpoint Observatory 137 734 Farpoint Obs.; cite: MPC , NEKAAL, Kansas Farpoint; Eskridge
Walter Hohmann Observatory 11 636 Walter Hohmann Obs.; Essen
European Southern Observatory 2 809 ESO; European Southern Observatory
Everstar Observatory 3 849 Everstar Obs.; Everstar
Eygalayes Observatory 2 B44 Eygalayes Obs.; Eygalayes
Farra d'Isonzo Observatory 223 595 Farra d'Isonzo; Farra d'Isonzo
Faulkes Telescope Educational Project 3 608 Faulkes Project; Faulkes Telescope Educational Project
Félix Aguilar Observatory 63 808 Félix Aguilar Obs.; Felix Aguilar Observatory
Fountain Hills Observatory 35 678 Fountain Hills Obs.; Fountain Hills
Frasso Sabino Observatory 2 157 Frasso Sabino Obs.; Osservatorio di Frasso Sabino Frasso Sabino
Goodricke-Pigott Observatory 75 683 Goodricke-Pigott Obs.; Goodricke-Pigott
Great Shefford Observatory 10 J95 Great Shefford Obs.; Great Shefford
Harvard College Observatory 55 800, 802 Harvard Obs.; Harvard Observatory
Haute-Provence Observatory 5 511 Haute-Provence Obs.; Haute Provence; Institute d'Astrophysics
Hawkeye Observatory 1 H52 Hawkeye Obs.; Hawkeye
Herrenberg Observatory 1 240 Herrenberg Obs.; Herrenberg
Hibiscus Observatory 3 F84 Hibiscus Obs.; Hibiscus
Hormersdorf Observatory 6 A35 Hormersdorf Obs.; Hormersdorf
Hunters Hill Observatory 1 E14 Hunters Hill Obs.; Hunters Hill
IAA-AI Atacama 1 I16 IAA-AI; IAA-AI
International Near-Earth Asteroid Survey 8 675 INAS; INAS
Infrared Astronomical Satellite 4 500 IRAS; IRAS
International Scientific Optical Network 10 H15 ISON; ISON
ISON-Kislovodsk Observatory 1 D00 ISON; ISON-Kislovodsk Observatory
Indiana Asteroid Program 119 760 Indiana University; Indiana University
Ishigakijima Astronomical Observatory 2 D44 Ishigakijima Obs.; disc: MPC and MPC Ishigakijima
JATE Asteroid Survey 1 461 JATE Asteroid Survey; JATE Asteroid Survey
Japan Spaceguard Association 1 381 JSGA; Japan Spaceguard Association
Jarnac Observatory 149 G92 Jarnac Obs.; Jarnac
John J. McCarthy Observatory 1 932 John J. McCarthy Obs.; John J. McCarthy
Jonathan B. Postel Observatory 1 201 Jonathan B. Postel Obs.; Jonathan B. Postel
Junk Bond Observatory 53 701 Junk Bond Obs.; Junk Bond
Jura Observatory 7 185 Jura Obs.; (42113) Vicques
Kepler (spacecraft) 1 C55 Kepler; KEPLER
Klet Observatory near Earth and other unusual objects observations team and telescope 32 246 KLENOT; KLENOT
Kachina Observatory 5 G89 Kachina Obs.; Kachina
Kambah Observatory 1 415 Kambah Obs.; Kambah
Kiso Observatory 3 381 Kiso Obs.; Kiso
Kitt Peak National Observatory 16 695 Kitt Peak Obs.; Kitt Peak
Kleť Observatory 308 046 Kleť Obs.; Klet
Kvistaberg Observatory 1 049 Kvistaberg Obs.; Kvistaberg
Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research 149793 704 LINEAR; LINEAR
Lowell Observatory Near-Earth-Object Search 22524 688 LONEOS; LONEOS; Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Asteroid Survey
Lulin Sky Survey 230 D35 LUSS; LUSS
Observatorio de La Cañada 1 J87 La Cañada Obs.; La Canada
Roque de los Muchachos Observatory 24 950 La Palma Obs.; La Palma
La Plata Observatory 5 839 La Plata Obs.; La Plata
La Silla Observatory 15 I05 La Silla Obs.; La Silla
Mount John University Observatory 5 474 Mount John Obs.; Lake Tekapo
Las Campanas Observatory 1 304 Las Campanas Obs.; Las Campanas
Les Engarouines Observatory 3 A14 Les Engarouines Obs.; Observatoire des Engarouines, Laurent Bernasconi, (541609) Les Engarouines
Lick Observatory 1 662 Lick Obs.; Lick Observatory
LightBuckets Observatory 4 B10, H11
LightBuckets Obs.; LightBuckets
Lincoln Laboratory's Experimental Test Site 8 704 Lincoln Lab ETS; Lincoln Laboratory ETS; Socorro
Linz Observatory 5 540 Linz Obs.; Linz
Osservatorio Astronomico di Loiano 1 598 Loiano Obs.; Loiano
Los Molinos Observatory 2 844 Los Molinos Obs.; Los Molinos
Lowell Observatory 3 690 Lowell Obs.; Lowell Observatory
Lulin Observatory 24 D35 Lulin Obs.; Lulin
OGS Telescope 50 J04 ESA OGS; ESA OGS
Osservatorio Astronomico Serafino Zani 1 130 Lumezzane Obs.; Lumezzane
Osservatorio Madonna di Dossobuono 7 560 Madonna di Dossobuono; #R IAU codes Madonna di Dossobuono
Majdanak Observatory 3 188 Majdanak Obs.; Majdanak
Málaga Observatory 1 J40 Málaga Obs.; Malaga
Consell Observatory 1 176 Consell Obs.; Mallorca
Observatori Astronòmic Marxuquera 1 952 Marxuquera Obs.; Marxuquera
Mauna Kea Observatories 84 568 Mauna Kea Obs.; Mauna Kea
iTelescope Observatory 45 H06, H10 iTelescope Obs.; Mayhill
McDonald Observatory 2 711, V37 McDonald Obs.; McDonald Observatory
Llano del Hato National Astronomical Observatory 1 303 Llano del Hato Obs.; Merida
Mirasteilas Observatory 1 B67 Mirasteilas Obs.; (541318) Falera
Modra Observatory 14 118 Modra Obs.; Modra
Molėtai Astronomical Observatory 50 152 Molėtai Obs.; Moletai
Osservatorio Monte Viseggi 5 126 Monte Viseggi Obs.; Monte Viseggi
Moriyama Observatory 1 900 Moriyama Obs.; Moriyama
Mount Lemmon Survey 68385 G96 Mount Lemmon Survey; Mt. Lemmon Survey; Mount Lemmon Survey
Mount Lemmon Sky Center 1 G84 Mount Lemmon Sky Center; lowest (542072) Mount Lemmon SkyCenter
Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking 41478 566, 644 NEAT; NEAT
Nachi-Katsuura Observatory 1 905 Nachi-Katsuura Obs.; Nachi-Katsuura
SFA Observatory 4 740 SFA Obs.; Nacogdoches
Nakagawa Observatory 1 D74 Nakagawa Obs.; Nakagawa
Nanchuan Observatory 1 D14 Nanchuan Obs.; Nanchuan
George Observatory 216 735 Needville Obs.; Needville
New Horizons KBO Search Team 6 250, 266–269 New Horizons KBO Search; first discovery (516977); lowest numbered discovery (486958) New Horizons KBO Search
John J. McCarthy Observatory 3 932 John J. McCarthy Obs.; New Milford
Nyrölän observatorio 1 174 Nyrölä; Nyrola
Mount Nyukasa Station 116 408 Mount Nyukasa Stn.; Nyukasa
Astronomical Observatory of Mallorca 2736 620 Mallorca Obs.; OAM; OAM Observatory
Orange County Astronomers - Anza 1 643 OCA-Anza; OCA-Anza
OCA-DLR Asteroid Survey 1086 910 ODAS; ODAS
Oak Ridge Observatory 38 801 Oak Ridge Observatory; Oak Ridge Observatory
Oakley Observatory 3 916, E09
Oakley Obs.; Oakley
Observatory Naef Épendes 24 A13 Naef Obs.; Observatoire Naef
Observatorio Montcabre 1 213 Montcabre Obs.; Observatorio Montcabre
Sunflower Observatory 10 739, 849 Olathe; Olathe
Ondřejov Observatory 23 557 Ondřejov Obs.; (Observatoř Ondřejov), cite MPC Ondrejov
Nihondaira Observatory Oohira Station 6 385 Oohira Stn.; Oohira
Osservatorio Cima Rest 1 B11 Cima Rest Obs.; Osservatorio Cima Rest
Osservatorio Polino 2 609 Polino Obs.; Osservatorio Polino
San Vittore Observatory 99 552 San Vittore Obs.; Osservatorio San Vittore Osservatorio San Vittore
Observatoire d'Ottmarsheim 15 224 Ottmarsheim Obs.; Ottmarsheim
Outer Solar System Origins Survey 40 568 OSSOS; lowest numbered discovery: (496315) Outer Solar System Origins Survey
Oukaïmeden Observatory 1 J43 Oukaïmeden Obs.; (541778) Oukaimeden
Palomar Planet-Crossing Asteroid Survey 20 675 PCAS; PCAS
PMO NEO Survey Program 682 330 PMO NEO; PMO NEO Survey Program; PMO Neo Survey Program
Palomar Observatory 58 675 Palomar Obs.; Palomar
Palomar Transient Factory 22 I41 PTF; Palomar Transient Factory
Pan-STARRS 2 1 F52 Pan-STARRS 2; first discovery 515767 Pan-STARRS 2
Beijing Astronomical Observatory 1 324, 327 Peking Obs.; Peking Observatory
Perth Observatory 29 319, 322 Perth Obs.; Perth Observatory
Pic du Midi Observatory 9 586 Pic du Midi Obs.; French: Observatoire du Pic du Midi, cite: MPC Pic du Midi
Pises Observatory 42 122 Pises Obs.; Observatoire des Pises Pises
Piszkéstető Station 30 461, 561 Piszkéstető Stn.; Piszkesteto
Observatorio Astronomico Pla D'Arguines 43 941 Pla D'Arguines Obs.; Pla D'Arguines
Pleiade Observatory 1 H96 Pleiade Obs.; Pleiade
Powell Observatory 22 649 Powell Obs.; Powell
Prairie Grass Observatory 2 H59 Prairie Grass Obs.; Prairie Grass
Puckett Observatory 1 752, 764 Puckett Obs.; Puckett
Purple Mountain Observatory 149 330 Purple Mountain Obs.; Purple Mountain Observatory
Reedy Creek Observatory 1 428 Reedy Creek Obs.; (541609) Reedy Creek
Remanzacco Observatory 9 473 Remanzacco Obs.; Remanzacco
Royal Observatory Edinburgh 7 277
Edinburgh Obs.; Royal Observatory Edinburgh
Santa Lucia Stroncone Astronomical Observatory 55 589 Santa Lucia Obs.; Stroncone
Santa Maria de Montmagastrell Observatory 3 B74 Montmagastrell Obs.; Observatory Santa Maria de Montmagastrell SM Montmagastrell
Saint-Sulpice Observatory 19 947 Saint-Sulpice Obs.; Saint-Sulpice
Saji Observatory 22 867 Saji Obs.; Saji
Pistoia Mountains Astronomical Observatory 32 104 Pistoia Mountains Obs.; Italian: Osservatorio Astronomico della Montagna Pistoiese San Marcello
National Astronomical Observatory (Mexico) 1 679 OAN Mexico; San Pedro Martir
Sandlot Observatory 6 H36 Sandlot Obs.; Sandlot
Schiaparelli Observatory 9 204 Schiaparelli Obs.; Schiaparelli
SDSS Collaboration 1 n.a. SDSS Collaboration; (544266); this is an assumption S Collaboration; S. Collaboration
Shandong University 15 D39 Shandong University; Shandong University
Shishikui 1 342 Shishikui; Shishikui
Siding Spring Observatory 4 413 Siding Spring Obs.; Siding Spring
Siding Spring Survey 3157 E12 SSS; Siding Spring Survey
Sierra Nevada Observatory 4 J86 Sierra Nevada Obs.; Sierra Nevada
Sierra Stars Observatory 9 G68 Sierra Stars Obs.; Sierra Stars
Silver Spring Observatory 2 H85 Silver Spring Obs.; Silver Spring
Simeiz Observatory 1 094 Simeiz Obs.; Simeis
Skylive Observatory 1 B40 Skylive Obs.; Skylive
Sloan Digital Sky Survey 1849 645 SDSS; Sloan Digital Sky Survey; Sloan Digital Sky Survey Linked Object Catalog team
Sormano Astronomical Observatory 1 587 Sormano Obs.; Sormano
Spacewatch 153841 691 Spacewatch; Spacewatch; Sapcewatch; Spacwatch
Space Surveillance Telescope 1 G45 Space Surveillance Telescope; lowest numbered discovery MPC : 512234 Space Surveillance Telescope
Observatory of Saint-Veran 40 615 Saint-Véran Obs.; St. Veran
Saint Pardon de Conques Observatory 1 I93 St Pardon de Conques Obs.; St Pardon de Conques
Starkenburg Observatory 53 611 Starkenburg Obs.; Starkenburg; Heppenheim
Steward Observatory 1 692 Steward Obs.; if code 691, its Kitt-Peak Spacewatch Steward
Stony Ridge Observatory 2 671 Stony Ridge Obs.; Stony Ridge
Sub-Kilometer Asteroid Diameter Survey 21 695 SKADS; HP SKADS
Suno Observatory 4 147 Suno Obs.; Suno; Osservatorio Astronomico di Suno
Table Mountain Observatory 2 673, 673 Table Mountain Obs.; Wrightwood
Taunus Observatory 1 B01 Taunus Obs.; Taunus
Teide Observatory 6 954 Teide Obs.; Teide
Tenagra Observatory 6 848 Tenagra Obs.; Tenagra; Cottage Grove
Tenagra II Observatory 115 926 Tenagra II Obs.; Tenagra II
Oakley Observatory 1 H22 Oakley Obs.; Terre Haute
Terskol Observatory 2 B18 Terskol Obs.; Terskol
Three Buttes Observatory 2 G90 Three Buttes Obs.; Three Buttes
Tiki Observatory 2 F85 Tiki Obs.; Puna'auia (202773) (541566) Tiki
Observatoire du Cégep de Trois-Rivières 1 924 Cégep de Trois-Rivières Obs.; Trois-Rivieres
Turtle Star Observatory 2 628 Turtle Star Obs.; cite: MPC , disc: MPC , MPC Turtle Star; Mulheim-Ruhr
Tzec Maun Observatory 18 D25, H10
Tzec Maun Obs.; Tzec Maun
Uppsala–ESO Survey of Asteroids and Comets 1123 809 UESAC; MPC UESAC; UESAC, Comets
Royal Observatory of Belgium 13 012 Uccle Obs.; Uccle
Uenohara Observatory 2 376 Uenohara Obs.; Uenohara
National Astronomical Observatory (Chile) 3 805 University of Chile; University of Chile
Uppsala–DLR Asteroid Survey 262 049
UDAS; Uppsala-DLR Asteroid Survey
Uppsala–DLR Trojan Survey 62 809
UDTS; Uppsala-DLR Trojan Survey
Valinhos Observatory 2 860 Valinhos Obs.; Valinhos
Osservatorio Astronomico Vallemare di Borbona 2 A55 Vallemare di Borbona Obs.; Vallemare Borbona
Valmeca Observatory 6 184 Valmeca Obs.; Valmeca
Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope 7 290, G83 VATT; code 290, prolematic Mt. Gramham also for LBT (G83) Mount Graham
Village-Neuf Observatory 2 138 Village-Neuf Obs.; Village-Neuf
Višnjan Observatory 108 120 Višnjan Obs.; Visnjan
Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer 4613 C51 WISE; WISE
Wildberg Observatory 1 198 Wildberg Obs.; (541268) Wildberg
Wise Observatory 18 097 Wise Obs.; Wise
Xinglong Station (NAOC) 3 327 Xinglong Stn.; Xinglong
Yamagata Astronomical Observatory 2 D89 Yamagata Obs.; Yamagata
Zelenchukskaya Station 6 114 Zelenchukskaya Stn.; Zelenchukskaya Stn
Zvezdno Obshtestvo Observatory 2 A79 Zvezdno Obshtestvo Obs.; Zvezdno Obshtestvo
7300 Observatory 4 H07 7300 Obs.; 7300
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The discovery table consist of the following fields:


  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)" . Minor Planet Center. 27 January 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Schwab, Erwin (2016). Kleinplaneten-Entdeckungen in Deutschland (German). Epubli Berlin. ISBN 978-3-741-80915-6.
  3. ^ Possibly Hiroshi Hori; see Geodesy with the World's Smallest (3-m) VLBI Telescope

External links

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