Minor planet discoveries at Taunus Observatory

(IAU Code B01)

The Taunus Observatory, operated by the Physikalischer Verein at Frankfurt am Main

Updated orbits will be available automatically through this page. A PDF document describing the use of the MPES is available.

Thanks for follow-up observations to: Uwe Süssenberger, Wolfgang Ries, Rolf Apitzsch, Richard Gierlinger and Gerhard Lehmann

brown: probably Discovery credit lost

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The following objects, discovered at the Taunus Observatory, are available:


295: 2011 WL78 discovered 23.11.2011 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
294: 2011 WU70 discovered 23.11.2011 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
292: (398556) = 2011 UV391 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
291: 2011 UO369 discovered 23.10.2011 by S.Karge
290: 2011 UT330 discovered 23.10.2011 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
289: (436736) = 2011 UA328 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
288: 2011 UC288 discovered 27.10.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
287: 2011 UB288 discovered 27.10.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
286: 2011 UM267 discovered 26.10.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
285: 2011 UL267 discovered 26.10.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
284: 2011 UK267 discovered 26.10.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
283: 2011 UJ267 discovered 26.10.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
282: 2011 UH267 discovered 26.10.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
281: 2011 UG267 discovered 26.10.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
280: 2011 UC195 discovered 23.10.2011 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
279: 2011 UB195 discovered 23.10.2011 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
278: 2011 UZ188recovered 22.10.2011
277: (445695) = 2011 UG173 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
276: 2011 UF173 discovered 22.10.2011 by S.Karge
275: 2011 UP159 discovered 23.10.2011 by E.Schwab, R.Kling    Hungaria family Asteroid
274: 2011 UL159 discovered 22.10.2011 by S.Karge
273: 2011 UK159 discovered 22.10.2011 by S.Karge
272: 2011 UC90 discovered 22.10.2011 by S.Karge
271: 2011 TG12 discovered 3.10.2011 by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
270: 2011 TN3 discovered 3.10.2011 by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
269: (353589) = 2011 TM3 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
268: 2011 TK3 discovered 3.10.2011by S.Karge, R.Kling
267: (442376) = 2011 TJ3 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
266: 2011 TH3 discovered 3.10.2011 by S.Karge, U.Zimmer
265: 2011 TG3 discovered 3.10.2011 by S.Karge, U.Zimmer
264: 2011 TF3 discovered 3.10.2011 by S.Karge, U.Zimmer
263: 2011 TE3 discovered 3.10.2011by S.Karge, U.Zimmer
262: 2011 TD3 discovered 3.10.2011by S.Karge, U.Zimmer
261: 2011 TC3 discovered 3.10.2011by S.Karge, U.Zimmer
260: 2011 TB3 discovered 3.10.2011by S.Karge, U.Zimmer
259: 2011 TA3 discovered 3.10.2011by S.Karge, U.Zimmer
258: (356599) = 2011 TZ2 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
257: (442375) = 2011 TY2 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
256: (353586) = 2011 TT1 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
255: (356597) = 2011 TS1 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
254: (445638) = 2011 TR1 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
253: (366294) = 2011 TQ1 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
252: (352419) = 2011 TP1 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
251: 2011 TO1 discovered 2.10.2011 by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
250: 2011 TN1 discovered 2.10.2011 by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
249: 2011 TM1 discovered 2.10.2011 by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
248: 2011 TL1 discovered 2.10.2011 by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
247: 2011 TK1 discovered by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
246: (333060) = 2011 TF DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
244: (450037) = 2011 SM247 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
243: 2011 SN236 discovered 30.9.2011 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
242: (333057) = 2011 SO234 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
241: 2011 SN234 discovered 30.9.2011 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
240: 2011 SM234recovered
239: 2011 SL234recovered
238: 2011 SK234 discovered 30.9.2011 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
237: 2011 SJ234recovered
---: 2011 SV192 discovered 25.9.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling asterisk at G96, but B01 was earlier
236: 2011 SQ192recovered
235: 2011 SP192recovered
234: 2011 SO192 discovered 25.9.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
233: 2011 SN192recovered
232: 2011 SM192 discovered 25.9.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
231: 2011 SL192 discovered 25.9.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
230: 2011 SK192 discovered 25.9.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
229: 2011 SJ192 discovered 25.9.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
228: 2011 SH192 discovered 25.9.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
227: (362644) = 2011 SB144 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
226: (358682) = 2011 SQ106 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
225: 2011 SH106 discovered 23.9.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
224: 2011 SG106 discovered 23.9.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
223: 2011 SF106recovered
222: 2011 SE106 discovered 23.9.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
221: 2011 SB106recovered
220: (306327) = 2011 SA106 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
219: (407655) = 2011 SF100 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
218: 2011 SE100recovered
217: 2011 SF94 discovered 23.9.2011 by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
216: 2011 SE94 discovered 23.9.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
215: 2011 SA83recovered
214: (356515) = 2011 SJ71 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
213: (306309) = 2011 SH71 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
212: 2011 SG71 discovered 23.9.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
211: 2011 SF71 discovered 23.9.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
210: 2011 SE71 discovered 23.9.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
209: 2011 SD71 discovered 23.9.2011 by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
208: (356514) = 2011 SC71 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
207: 2011 SW68 discovered 20.9.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
206: 2011 SJ66 discovered 20.9.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
205: 2011 ST38 discovered 20.9.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
204: 2011 SS38recovered
203: 2011 SR38 discovered 20.9.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
202: 2011 SQ38 discovered 20.9.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
201: 2011 SP38 discovered 20.9.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
200: 2011 SO38 discovered 20.9.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
199: 2011 SN38 discovered 20.9.2011 by S.Karge, R.Kling
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198: 2010 RW37 discovered 5.9.2010 by S.Karge, R.Kling
197: 2010 RV37 discovered 4.9.2010 by S.Karge, R.Kling
----------------- new designation rules -------------------------
196: (436302) = 2010 EE22 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
195: 2010 ED22 discovered 9.3.2010 by S.Karge, R.Kling
194: 2010 EC22 discovered 9.3.2010 by S.Karge, R.Kling
193: (400775) = 2010 EK21 discovered 9.3.2010 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
192: 2010 EJ21recovered 9.3.2010
191: 2010 EH21 discovered 9.3.2010 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
190: 2010 ED21 discovered 9.3.2010 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
189: (301625) = 2010 EC21 discovered 9.3.2010 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
188: (284941) = 2010 EB21 discovered 9.3.2010 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
187: (384539) = 2010 EA21 discovered 9.3.2010 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
186: (343444) Halluzinelle = 2010 EW20 discovered 7.3.2010 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
185: (347020) = 2010 EV20 discovered 7.3.2010 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
184: (429311) = 2010 EU20 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
183: 2010 EN12 discovered 8.3.2010 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
182: (332842) = 2010 EQ12 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
181: (332842) = 2010 EP12 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
180: 2010 EO12 discovered 8.3.2010 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
179: (343981) = 2010 EE12 discovered 7.3.2010 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
178: (301625) = 2010 EZ11 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
177: 2010 EY11 discovered 4.3.2010 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
176: 2010 ET2 discovered 4.3.2010 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
175: 2010 ES2recovered 4.3.2010
173: (407159) = 2009 UQ18 discovered 19.10.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
172: (407155) = 2009 UY4 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
171: (266831) = 2009 UW3 discovered 18.10.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
170: 2009 UV3 discovered 18.10.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
169: 2009 UE3 discovered 18.10.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
168: 2009 TG32recovery
167: (372542) = 2009 TM15 discovered 14.10.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
166: (379248) = 2009 TK15 discovered 15.10.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
165: 2009 TJ15recovery
164: 2009 SJ338 discovered 27.09.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
163: 2009 SF172 discovered 27.09.2009 by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
162: (274928) = 2009 SU170 discovered 26.09.2009 by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
161: 2009 SF170 discovered 26.09.2009 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
160: (321508) = 2009 SE170 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
158: (410911) = 2009 SX169 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
157: (231618) = 2009 SF104 discovered 25.09.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
156: (243466) = 2009 SE104 discovered 25.09.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
155: 2009 SD104 discovered 22.09.2009 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
154: 2009 SC104 discovered 22.09.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
153: (330916) = 2009 SS102 discovered 23.09.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
152: (369315) = 2009 SR102 discovered 23.09.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
151: (325557) = 2009 SK101 discovered 22.09.2009 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
150: 2009 SV99 discovered 23.09.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
149: (369297) = 2009 SW20 discovered 23.09.2009 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
148: 2009 SM20 discovered 22.09.2009 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
147: (316132) = 2009 SO19 discovered 22.09.2009 by S. Karge, R.Kling    Jupiter-Trojan Asteroid
146: (429097) = 2009 SJ19 discovered 22.09.2009 by S. Karge, U.Zimmer
145: (228148) = 2009 SH19 discovered 22.09.2009 by S. Karge, U.Zimmer    Jupiter-Trojan Asteroid
144: (266711) = 2009 QX38 discovered 30.08.2009 by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
143: (274847) = 2009 QW38 discovered 29.08.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
142: (274846) = 2009 QO38 discovered 30.08.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
141: (369279) = 2009 QN38 discovered 30.08.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
140: (269391) = 2009 QM37 discovered 31.08.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
139: (365274) = 2009 QV36 discovered 30.08.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
138: (225250) Georgfranziska = 2009 QU36 discovered 30.08.2009 by S.Karge, U.Zimmer
137: (419023) = 2009 QT36 discovered 29.08.2009 by S.Karge, U.Zimmer
136: 2009 QT30 discovered 22.08.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
135: (325457) = 2009 QZ29 discovered 23.08.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
134: 2009 QJ27 discovered 23.08.2009 by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
133: (386616) = 2009 QC26 discovered 20.08.2009 by S.Karge, U.Zimmer
131: (330856) Ernsthelene = 2009 QT9 discovered 20.08.2009 by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
130: 2009 QJ8 discovered 19.08.2009 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
129: (321405) Ingehorst = 2009 QZ  discovered 16.08.2009 by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
128: (445247) = 2009 QD  DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
126: (389280) = 2009 HQ46 discovered 20.04.2009 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
125: (251595) Rudolfböttger = 2009 HA36 discovered 20.04.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
124: (309949) = 2009 GD3 discovered 14.04.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
123: 2009 GC2 discovered 13.04.2009 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
122: (312558) = 2009 GC  discovered 02.04.2009 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
121: 2009 FW42 discovered 21.03.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
120: 2009 FK28 discovered 21.03.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
119: (365186) = 2009 FV 25 discovered 22.03.2009 by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
118: (296362) = 2009 FU 25 discovered 21.03.2009 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
117: (384262) = 2009 FP25 discovered 22.03.2009 by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
116: (309915) = 2009 FP14 discovered 20.03.2009 by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
115: 2009 FF14 discovered 18.03.2009 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
114: 2009 FB14 discovered 17.03.2009 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
113: 2009 FE4 discovered 18.03.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
112: 2009 FD4 discovered 18.03.2009 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
111: (356104) = 2009 FC4 discovered 18.03.2009 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
110: (346865) = 2009 FJ3 discovered 17.03.2009 by E.Schwab, U.Zimmer
109: 2009 FN2 discovered 17.03.2009 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
107: (309911) = 2009 FG2 discovered 17.03.2009 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
106: 2009 FE2 discovered 17.03.2009 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
105: (243440) Colonia = 2009 FD2 discovered 17.03.2009 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
104: (414444) = 2009 FC2 discovered 17.03.2009 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
102: 2009 FA2 discovered 17.03.2009 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
101: 2009 FZ1 discovered 17.03.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
100: (343133) = 2009 FY1 discovered 17.03.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
99: 2009 FX1 discovered 17.03.2009 by E.Schwab, U.Zimmer
98: (375668) = 2009 FW1 discovered 17.03.2009 by E.Schwab, R.Kling    Hungaria family Asteroid
97: 2009 DM45 discovered 25.02.2009 by E.Schwab, R.Kling, U.Zimmer    Near Earth Asteroid
96: (362122) = 2009 DD12 discovered 18.02.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
95: 2009 DS  discovered 18.02.2009 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
94: (432184) = 2009 DR  DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
93: (343005) = 2009 BB81 discovered 30.01.2009 by S.Karge, R.Kling
92: 2009 BU73 discovered 29.01.2009 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
91: (343000) Ijontichy = 2009 BH73 discovered 29.01.2009 by E.Schwab, U.Zimmer
90: 2009 AJ15 discovered 06.01.2009 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
88: (403271) = 2009 AM2 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
87: (295987) = 2008 YA66 discovered 29.12.2008 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
86: 2008 YO31 discovered 28.12.2008 by S.Karge, R.Kling
85: (301160) = 2008 YX29 discovered 29.12.2008 by S.Karge, R.Kling
84: 2008 YW29 discovered 29.12.2008 by S.Karge, R.Kling
83: (283142) Weena = 2008 YV29 discovered 29.12.2008 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
82: (375639) = 2008 YX27 discovered 28.12.2008 by S.Karge, R.Kling
81: (237297) = 2008 YW27 discovered 28.12.2008 by S.Karge, R.Kling
80: (350338) = 2008 YV27 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
79: (352705) = 2008 SC152 discovered 28.09.2008 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
78: 2008 SL148 discovered 27.09.2008 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
77: (418532) = 2008 SZ84 discovered 27.09.2008 by E.Schwab, U.Zimmer
76: 2008 SY84 discovered 27.09.2008 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
--: 2013 AO21 discovered 27.09.2008 by E.Schwab, R.Kling onenighter, discovery cedit following new rule
75: (378791) = 2008 SQ84 discovered 27.09.2008 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
74: 2008 SP84 discovered 27.09.2008 by E.Schwab, U.Zimmer
73: 2008 SO84 discovered 27.09.2008 by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
72: 2008 SN84 discovered 27.09.2008 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
71: (450981) = 2008 SM84 discovered 27.09.2008 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
69: 2008 SK84 discovered 27.09.2008 by S.Karge, U.Zimmer
68: (367436) = 2008 SM83 discovered 27.09.2008 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
67: (295565) Hannover = 2008 SL83 discovered 27.09.2008 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
66: (329430) = 2008 SK83 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
65: 2008 SJ83 discovered 27.09.2008 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
64: (221917) Opites = 2008 SD83 discovered 26.09.2008 by S.Karge, E.Schwab    Jupiter-Trojan Asteroid
61: (369134) = 2008 RG79 discovered 08.09.2008 by E.Schwab, U.Zimmer
60: (414309) = 2008 RF79 discovered 08.09.2008 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
59: (381453) = 2008 RO26 discovered 08.09.2008 by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
58: 2008 QP34 discovered 30.08.2008 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
56: (295476) = 2008 QN23 discovered 29.08.2008 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
55: (418444) = 2008 QM23 discovered 29.08.2008 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
53: (346314) 2008 QV19 discovered 29.08.2008 by S.Karge, R.Kling
51: 2008 JS20 discovered 07.05.2008 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
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50: (189398) Soemmerring = 2008 JG20  discovered 07.05.2008 by S.Karge, R.Kling
49: (263391) = 2008 DA   discovered 16.02.2008 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
48: (216390) Binnig = 2008 CK177 discovered 14.02.2008 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
47: 2008 CJ177 discovered 14.02.2008 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
46: 2008 CE177 discovered 11.02.2008 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
45: (300934) = 2008 CS119 discovered 14.02.2008 by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
44: (375156) = 2008 CZ116 discovered 11.02.2008 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
43: (256813) Marburg = 2008 CW116 discovered 11.02.2008 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
42: (410448) = 2008 CE72 discovered 10.02.2008 by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
41: (371868) = 2008 CQ21 discovered 07.02.2008 by E.Schwab, U.Zimmer
40: 2008 CP21 discovered 07.02.2008 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
36: (207783) = 2007 TA106 discovered 06.10.2007 by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
35: 2007 TW105 discovered 15.10.2007 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
34: (350330) = 2007 TV105 DISCOVERY CREDIT LOST
33: 2007 TU105 discovered 15.10.2007 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
32: (315277) = 2007 TT105 discovered 15.10.2007 by S.Karge, R.Kling
31: 2007 TF105recovered
30: (207763) Oberursel = 2007 TP23 discovered 06.10.2007 by R.Kling, U.Zimmer
29: 2007 SJ18recovered
28: 2007 SU11recovered
27: 2007 SQ11recovered
26: (315251) = 2007 SJ11 discovered 16.09.2007 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
25: (293909) Matterhorn = 2007 SS 2 discovered 16.09.2007 by S.Karge, R.Kling
24: (204873) FAIR = 2007 SW1 discovered 17.09.2007 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
23: 2007 SX recovered
22: 2007 SL recovered
21: 2007 RP307 discovered 15.09.2007 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
20: 2007 RE162recovered
19: (293809) Zugspitze = 2007 RD162 discovered 15.09.2007 by S.Karge, R.Kling
18: (278417) = 2007 RR146 discovered 14.09.2007 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
17: 2007 RT133 discovered 13.09.2007 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
16: (204852) Frankfurt = 2007 RH133 discovered 15.09.2007 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
15: (410193) = 2007 RG133 discovered 15.09.2007 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
14: (309274) = 2007 RB133 discovered 15.09.2007 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
13: (192220) Oicles = 2007 RZ132 discovered 14.09.2007 by E.Schwab, R.Kling    Jupiter-Trojan Asteroid
12: (243109) Hansludwig = 2007 RT132 discovered 12.09.2007 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
11: (207687) Senckenberg = 2007 RZ15 discovered 12.09.2007 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
10: (274020) Skywalker = 2007 RW15 discovered 12.09.2007 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
9: (352162) = 2007 RV15 discovered 12.09.2007 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
8: (241136) Sandstede = 2007 QY11 discovered 25.08.2007 by S.Karge, R.Kling
7: 2007 PM1recovered
6: (281140) Trier = 2007 DO7 discovered 16.02.2007 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
5: 2007 DH7 discovered 16.02.2007 by E.Schwab, R.Kling
4: (278141) = 2007 CS61 discovered 15.02.2007 by S.Karge, E.Schwab
3: 2007 AQ11recovered
2: (378214) = 2007 AP11 discovered 14.01.2007 by E.Schwab, R.Kling    Mars-orbit-crossing Asteroid
1: (224831) Neeffisis = 2006 WV129 discovered 27.11.2006 by E.Schwab, R.Kling

 

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