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Discoveries of Minor Planets



The table below lists all discoveries of minor planets made at Guidestar Observatory. For only two of them we get the actual discovery credit. 5 others will likely also be lost to the surveys when ready to be numbered.  For more information on how discovery credit is assigned read MPEC 2010-U20

Designation A17 Disc. Date
Arc Classification Principal Designation
 Remarks
2008 QX19 30.08.2008 9 opps, 2003-2020 main-belt 2009 QX19 likely lost to 691
2008 RZ77 08.08.2009 Numbered object main-belt (498609) lost to 691
2009 FB19 08.09.2008 Numbered object main-belt (308850) lost to 691
2009 QS26 22.08.2009 Numbered object main-belt (296559)  * discovered by A17
2009 UO19 20.10.2009 4 opps, 2009-2020 main-belt 2009 UO19 still a chance for credit
2009 UA88 19.10.2009 Numbered object main-belt (379269) lost to G96
2009 YT17 27.12.2009 Numbered object main-belt (326898) lost to 704
2010 ED12 09.03.2010 Numbered object main-belt (392316)  * discovered by A17
2010 EY20 08.03.2010 Numbered object mars-crosser (483795) lost to 704
2010 RD75 06.09.2010 6 opps, 2006-2020 main-belt 2010 RD75 still a chance to get credit
2011 KV10 23.05.2011 35-day arc mars-crosser 2011 KV10 still a chance to get credit
2011 WK78 23.11.2011 7 opps, 2000-2020 main-belt 2011 KV10 likely lost to G96
2012 FU41 20.03.2012 Numbered object main-belt (418406) lost to G96