MPC observations statistics

SATOBS - Observations of natural satellites

Sorted by number of observations

The statistics were made with a self-developed program by Jost Jahn, Amrum, Germany, itfstat@jostjahn.de.

They will be updated some days after publication of new files by the MPC, mostly each 2 months or so.
Date of this file is 08-01-2022

Number of observations of top 15 stations at Minor Planet Center for SATOBS class
Number of observations of top 15 stations at Minor Planet Center for SATOBS class
Rank Station Observations Objects Observation per object Years of observation Years Station name
No. Code Number Number   Range span  
1 568 3856 142 27.15 1984 – 2021 38 Mauna Kea
2 415 2026 15 135.07 2004 – 2010 7 Kambah
3 704 1659 9 184.33 1998 – 2013 16 Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico
4 689 1305 8 163.13 1958 – 2012 55 U.S. Naval Observatory, Flagstaff
5 T05 1052 10 105.20 2016 – 2021 6 ATLAS-HKO, Haleakala
6 T08 1015 11 92.27 2017 – 2021 5 ATLAS-MLO, Mauna Loa
7 G36 882 10 88.20 2011 – 2018 8 Calar Alto-CASADO
8 691 647 15 43.13 1992 – 2021 30 Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak-Spacewatch
9 711 584 10 58.40 1942 – 1995 54 McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis
10 E07 559 17 32.88 2011 – 2015 5 Murrumbateman
11 F51 530 22 24.09 2011 – 2021 11 Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala
12 W84 524 28 18.71 2013 – 2021 9 Cerro Tololo-DECam
13 673 455 9 50.56 1968 – 2017 50 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood
14 675 444 46 9.65 1974 – 2011 38 Palomar Mountain
15 874 433 9 48.11 1993 – 1999 7 Observatorio do Pico dos Dias, Itajuba
16 G45 426 7 60.86 2014 – 2016 3 Space Surveillance Telescope, Atom Site
17 807 376 68 5.53 1998 – 2018 21 Cerro Tololo Observatory, La Serena
18 D29 350 12 29.17 2007 – 2021 15 Purple Mountain Observatory, XuYi Station
19 304 341 48 7.10 2002 – 2021 20 Las Campanas Observatory
20 G96 323 17 19.00 2005 – 2021 17 Mt. Lemmon Survey
21 662 313 5 62.60 1904 – 1969 66 Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton
22 I41 288 10 28.80 2010 – 2021 12 Palomar Mountain--ZTF
23 644 245 11 22.27 2001 – 2006 6 Palomar Mountain/NEAT
24 381 222 7 31.71 1986 – 1992 7 Tokyo-Kiso
25 G80 217 1 217.00 2015 – 2015 1 Sierra Remote Observatories, Auberry
26 286 210 1 210.00 2003 – 2005 3 Yunnan Observatory
27 672 199 8 24.88 1916 – 1951 36 Mount Wilson
28 699 193 8 24.13 1998 – 2006 9 Lowell Observatory-LONEOS
29 703 189 8 23.63 1999 – 2017 19 Catalina Sky Survey
30 000 181 4 45.25 1906 – 1910 5 Greenwich
31 809 180 22 8.18 1981 – 2013 33 European Southern Observatory, La Silla
32 511 170 2 85.00 1998 – 1999 2 Haute Provence
33 C51 162 8 20.25 2010 – 2020 11 WISE
34 695 157 29 5.41 1969 – 2014 46 Kitt Peak
35 309 128 18 7.11 2000 – 2021 22 Cerro Paranal
36 608 126 7 18.00 2001 – 2005 5 Haleakala-AMOS
37 J43 121 8 15.13 2011 – 2018 8 Oukaimeden Observatory, Marrakech
38 337 115 1 115.00 2003 – 2004 2 Sheshan, formerly Zo-Se
39 106 81 8 10.13 1999 – 2021 23 Crni Vrh
40 950 78 19 4.11 1997 – 2011 15 La Palma
41 709 76 2 38.00 1997 – 1998 2 W & B Observatory, Cloudcroft
42 754 75 4 18.75 1904 – 1955 52 Yerkes Observatory, Williams Bay
43 291 72 10 7.20 2003 – 2010 8 LPL/Spacewatch II
44 493 68 9 7.56 2001 – 2002 2 Calar Alto
45 696 61 10 6.10 1997 – 2002 6 Whipple Observatory, Mt. Hopkins
46 333 58 6 9.67 2003 – 2005 3 Desert Eagle Observatory
47 926 50 7 7.14 2000 – 2014 15 Tenagra II Observatory, Nogales
48 J75 48 5 9.60 2009 – 2011 3 OAM Observatory, La Sagra
49 H06 47 9 5.22 2006 – 2013 8 iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill
50 C95 47 9 5.22 2013 – 2020 8 SATINO Remote Observatory, Haute Provence
51 786 47 1 47.00 1905 – 1927 23 U.S. Naval Obs., Washington (since 1893)
52 I89 46 7 6.57 2013 – 2013 1 iTelescope Observatory, Nerpio
53 G40 46 7 6.57 2015 – 2019 5 Slooh.com Canary Islands Observatory
54 Z80 46 8 5.75 2016 – 2021 6 Northolt Branch Observatory
55 E12 40 6 6.67 2005 – 2011 7 Siding Spring Survey
56 Y00 33 7 4.71 2014 – 2018 5 SONEAR Observatory, Oliveira
57 185 32 6 5.33 2001 – 2007 7 Observatoire Astronomique Jurassien-Vicques
58 H15 27 4 6.75 2010 – 2017 8 ISON-NM Observatory, Mayhill
59 W88 27 6 4.50 2015 – 2021 7 Slooh.com Chile Observatory, La Dehesa
60 693 25 6 4.17 1967 – 2000 34 Catalina Station, Tucson
61 690 23 3 7.67 1929 – 1981 53 Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff
62 120 23 2 11.50 1998 – 1999 2 Visnjan
63 087 22 1 22.00 1911 – 1911 1 Helwan
64 A13 20 1 20.00 2005 – 2005 1 Observatoire Naef, Marly
65 198 20 1 20.00 2010 – 2010 1 Wildberg
66 822 17 2 8.50 1939 – 1952 14 Cordoba
67 800 16 2 8.00 1898 – 1899 2 Harvard Observatory, Arequipa
68 850 16 1 16.00 2014 – 2014 1 Cordell-Lorenz Observatory, Sewanee
69 G68 15 1 15.00 2010 – 2010 1 Sierra Stars Observatory, Markleeville
70 732 15 3 5.00 2000 – 2000 1 Oaxaca
71 413 14 8 1.75 1990 – 1998 9 Siding Spring Observatory
72 024 14 3 4.67 1908 – 1909 2 Heidelberg-Konigstuhl
73 888 14 1 14.00 1988 – 1989 2 Gekko
74 G92 14 3 4.67 2006 – 2006 1 Jarnac Observatory, Vail
75 A50 13 2 6.50 2008 – 2011 4 Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory
76 213 12 4 3.00 2006 – 2007 2 Observatorio Montcabre
77 Z22 12 3 4.00 2016 – 2017 2 MASTER-IAC Observatory, Tenerife
78 133 12 1 12.00 1998 – 1998 1 Les Tardieux
79 599 12 2 6.00 2004 – 2004 1 Campo Imperatore-CINEOS
80 C73 11 2 5.50 2011 – 2013 3 Galati Observatory
81 K95 10 2 5.00 2016 – 2017 2 MASTER-SAAO Observatory, Sutherland
82 C41 10 3 3.33 2014 – 2015 2 MASTER-II Observatory, Kislovodsk
83 G37 10 3 3.33 2014 – 2018 5 Lowell Discovery Telescope
84 071 9 1 9.00 1984 – 1984 1 NAO Rozhen, Smolyan
85 958 9 2 4.50 2007 – 2013 7 Observatoire de Dax
86 365 9 2 4.50 1993 – 1993 1 Uto Observatory
87 J37 9 3 3.00 2008 – 2011 4 Huelva
88 835 9 1 9.00 1999 – 1999 1 Drum Hill Station, Chelmsford
89 B18 9 1 9.00 1998 – 1998 1 Terskol
90 I77 8 1 8.00 2010 – 2010 1 CEAMIG-REA Observatory, Belo Horizonte
91 739 8 2 4.00 2000 – 2000 1 Sunflower Observatory, Olathe
92 F52 8 2 4.00 2015 – 2015 1 Pan-STARRS 2, Haleakala
93 074 8 1 8.00 1957 – 1957 1 Boyden Observatory, Bloemfontein
94 V37 8 1 8.00 2014 – 2014 1 McDonald Observatory-LCO ELP
95 H07 8 1 8.00 2014 – 2014 1 7300 Observatory, Cloudcroft
96 V00 8 2 4.00 2021 – 2021 1 Kitt Peak-Bok
97 300 7 1 7.00 2012 – 2012 1 Bisei Spaceguard Center-BATTeRS
98 E10 7 2 3.50 2010 – 2010 1 Siding Spring-Faulkes Telescope South
99 D35 7 3 2.33 2006 – 2008 3 Lulin Observatory
100 H21 7 2 3.50 2011 – 2012 2 Astronomical Research Observatory, Westfield
101 H82 6 1 6.00 2010 – 2010 1 CBA-NOVAC Observatory, Front Royal
102 G84 6 1 6.00 2013 – 2013 1 Mount Lemmon SkyCenter
103 H29 6 1 6.00 2003 – 2003 1 Ivywood Observatory, Edmond
104 B01 6 2 3.00 2007 – 2011 5 Taunus Observatory, Frankfurt
105 808 6 2 3.00 1965 – 1965 1 El Leoncito
106 X74 6 2 3.00 2019 – 2020 2 Observatorio Campo dos Amarais
107 688 6 3 2.00 1982 – 2017 36 Lowell Observatory, Anderson Mesa Station
108 V30 5 1 5.00 2014 – 2014 1 Heaven on Earth Observatory, Mayhill
109 938 5 1 5.00 2002 – 2021 20 Linhaceira
110 215 5 2 2.50 2005 – 2020 16 Buchloe
111 118 5 1 5.00 2017 – 2017 1 Astronomical and Geophysical Observatory, Modra
112 095 5 2 2.50 1970 – 1987 18 Crimea-Nauchnij
113 J04 4 1 4.00 2015 – 2015 1 ESA Optical Ground Station, Tenerife
114 H01 4 1 4.00 2009 – 2009 1 Magdalena Ridge Observatory, Socorro
115 D00 4 1 4.00 2012 – 2012 1 ASC-Kislovodsk Observatory
116 829 4 1 4.00 1998 – 1998 1 Complejo Astronomico El Leoncito
117 K33 4 1 4.00 2013 – 2013 1 San Defendente
118 760 4 1 4.00 1963 – 1970 8 Goethe Link Observatory, Brooklyn
119 W76 4 1 4.00 2020 – 2020 1 CHILESCOPE Observatory, Rio Hurtad
120 683 4 1 4.00 2008 – 2008 1 Goodricke-Pigott Observatory, Tucson
121 I02 4 4 1.00 1998 – 1998 1 Cerro Tololo Observatory, La Serena--2MASS
122 G34 4 1 4.00 2021 – 2021 1 Oberfrauendorf
123 910 3 1 3.00 1997 – 1997 1 Caussols-ODAS
124 143 3 1 3.00 2006 – 2006 1 Gnosca
125 565 3 1 3.00 2004 – 2004 1 Bassano Bresciano
126 224 3 1 3.00 2004 – 2004 1 Ottmarsheim
127 138 3 1 3.00 2005 – 2005 1 Village-Neuf
128 678 3 1 3.00 2000 – 2000 1 Fountain Hills
129 W98 3 1 3.00 2017 – 2017 1 Polonia Observatory, San Pedro de Atacama
130 761 3 1 3.00 2001 – 2001 1 Zephyrhills
131 705 3 1 3.00 2004 – 2004 1 Apache Point
132 566 3 1 3.00 1996 – 1996 1 Haleakala-NEAT/GEODSS
133 461 3 1 3.00 2013 – 2013 1 University of Szeged, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)
134 C77 3 1 3.00 2013 – 2013 1 Bernezzo Observatory
135 L01 3 1 3.00 2019 – 2019 1 Visnjan Observatory, Tican
136 Z84 3 1 3.00 2017 – 2017 1 Calar Alto-Schmidt
137 T12 2 1 2.00 2018 – 2018 1 Mauna Kea-UH/Tholen NEO Follow-Up (2.24-m)
138 919 2 1 2.00 2000 – 2000 1 Desert Beaver Observatory
139 303 2 1 2.00 1994 – 1994 1 OAN de Llano del Hato, Merida
140 636 2 1 2.00 2002 – 2002 1 Essen
141 757 2 1 2.00 1999 – 1999 1 High Point
142 697 2 1 2.00 2000 – 2000 1 Kitt Peak, McGraw-Hill
143 119 1 1 1.00 1994 – 1994 1 Abastuman
144 094 1 1 1.00 1929 – 1929 1 Crimea-Simeis
145 330 1 1 1.00 1964 – 1964 1 Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanking
146 802 1 1 1.00 1894 – 1894 1 Harvard Observatory, Cambridge
147 U69 1 1 1.00 2014 – 2014 1 iTelescope SRO Observatory, Auberry
148 078 1 1 1.00 1935 – 1935 1 Johannesburg
Sum 148 22983 147 156.35 1894 – 2021 128 148 names