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 02-23-2024

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 5245 213 24.62 1984 – 2021 38 Maunakea
2 415 2035 15 135.67 2004 – 2010 7 Kambah
3 T08 1975 11 179.55 2017 – 2022 6 ATLAS-MLO, Mauna Loa
4 T05 1798 10 179.80 2016 – 2022 7 ATLAS-HKO, Haleakala
5 704 1662 9 184.67 1998 – 2013 16 Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico
6 689 1305 8 163.13 1958 – 2012 55 U.S. Naval Observatory, Flagstaff
7 G36 915 11 83.18 2011 – 2018 8 Calar Alto-CASADO
8 691 662 15 44.13 1992 – 2021 30 Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak-Spacewatch
9 W84 601 33 18.21 2013 – 2022 10 Cerro Tololo-DECam
10 711 584 10 58.40 1942 – 1995 54 McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis
11 F51 578 22 26.27 2011 – 2022 12 Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala
12 E07 558 17 32.82 2011 – 2015 5 Murrumbateman
13 304 535 65 8.23 2002 – 2022 21 Las Campanas Observatory
14 T14 528 86 6.14 2010 – 2021 12 Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, Maunakea
15 D29 500 12 41.67 2007 – 2022 16 Purple Mountain Observatory, XuYi Station
16 807 467 82 5.70 1998 – 2022 25 Cerro Tololo Observatory, La Serena
17 673 457 9 50.78 1968 – 2017 50 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood
18 675 444 46 9.65 1974 – 2011 38 Palomar Mountain
19 874 433 9 48.11 1993 – 1999 7 Observatorio do Pico dos Dias, Itajuba
20 G45 426 7 60.86 2014 – 2016 3 Space Surveillance Telescope, Atom Site
21 G96 374 17 22.00 2005 – 2022 18 Mt. Lemmon Survey
22 I41 364 10 36.40 2010 – 2022 13 Palomar Mountain--ZTF
23 662 313 5 62.60 1904 – 1969 66 Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton
24 C51 271 10 27.10 2010 – 2022 13 WISE
25 W68 269 7 38.43 2022 – 2023 2 ATLAS Chile, Rio Hurtado
26 644 248 11 22.55 2001 – 2006 6 Palomar Mountain/NEAT
27 381 222 7 31.71 1986 – 1992 7 Tokyo-Kiso
28 G80 217 1 217.00 2015 – 2015 1 Sierra Remote Observatories, Auberry
29 286 210 1 210.00 2003 – 2005 3 Yunnan Observatory
30 672 199 8 24.88 1916 – 1951 36 Mount Wilson
31 703 199 8 24.88 1999 – 2022 24 Catalina Sky Survey
32 699 193 8 24.13 1998 – 2006 9 Lowell Observatory-LONEOS
33 000 181 4 45.25 1906 – 1910 5 Greenwich
34 809 180 22 8.18 1981 – 2013 33 European Southern Observatory, La Silla
35 511 170 2 85.00 1998 – 1999 2 Haute Provence
36 M22 164 6 27.33 2022 – 2023 2 ATLAS South Africa, Sutherland
37 695 157 29 5.41 1969 – 2014 46 Kitt Peak
38 J43 133 8 16.63 2011 – 2018 8 Oukaimeden Observatory, Marrakech
39 309 132 19 6.95 2000 – 2021 22 Cerro Paranal
40 608 126 7 18.00 2001 – 2005 5 Haleakala-AMOS
41 337 115 1 115.00 2003 – 2004 2 Sheshan, formerly Zo-Se
42 106 89 8 11.13 1999 – 2021 23 Crni Vrh
43 950 78 19 4.11 1997 – 2011 15 La Palma
44 709 76 2 38.00 1997 – 1998 2 W & B Observatory, Cloudcroft
45 754 75 4 18.75 1904 – 1955 52 Yerkes Observatory, Williams Bay
46 291 72 10 7.20 2003 – 2010 8 LPL/Spacewatch II
47 493 68 9 7.56 2001 – 2002 2 Calar Alto
48 696 61 10 6.10 1997 – 2002 6 Whipple Observatory, Mt. Hopkins
49 333 58 6 9.67 2003 – 2005 3 Desert Eagle Observatory
50 926 53 7 7.57 2000 – 2014 15 Tenagra II Observatory, Nogales
51 Z80 52 8 6.50 2016 – 2021 6 Northolt Branch Observatory
52 G40 50 7 7.14 2015 – 2020 6 Slooh.com Canary Islands Observatory
53 J75 48 5 9.60 2009 – 2011 3 OAM Observatory, La Sagra
54 C95 47 9 5.22 2013 – 2020 8 SATINO Remote Observatory, Haute Provence
55 H06 47 9 5.22 2006 – 2013 8 iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill
56 786 47 1 47.00 1905 – 1927 23 U.S. Naval Obs., Washington (since 1893)
57 I89 46 7 6.57 2013 – 2013 1 iTelescope Observatory, Nerpio
58 Y00 42 7 6.00 2014 – 2022 9 SONEAR Observatory, Oliveira
59 E12 40 6 6.67 2005 – 2011 7 Siding Spring Survey
60 185 32 6 5.33 2001 – 2007 7 Observatoire Astronomique Jurassien-Vicques
61 H15 27 4 6.75 2010 – 2017 8 ISON-NM Observatory, Mayhill
62 W88 27 6 4.50 2015 – 2021 7 Slooh.com Chile Observatory, La Dehesa
63 693 25 6 4.17 1967 – 2000 34 Catalina Station, Tucson
64 850 25 1 25.00 2014 – 2014 1 Cordell-Lorenz Observatory, Sewanee
65 690 23 3 7.67 1929 – 1981 53 Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff
66 120 23 2 11.50 1998 – 1999 2 Visnjan
67 087 22 1 22.00 1911 – 1911 1 Helwan
68 G37 21 8 2.63 2014 – 2022 9 Lowell Discovery Telescope
69 A13 20 1 20.00 2005 – 2005 1 Observatoire Naef, Ependes
70 198 20 1 20.00 2010 – 2010 1 Wildberg
71 822 17 2 8.50 1939 – 1952 14 Cordoba
72 800 16 2 8.00 1898 – 1899 2 Harvard Observatory, Arequipa
73 V00 16 4 4.00 2021 – 2021 1 Kitt Peak-Bok
74 732 15 3 5.00 2000 – 2000 1 Oaxaca
75 F52 15 3 5.00 2015 – 2022 8 Pan-STARRS 2, Haleakala
76 G68 15 1 15.00 2010 – 2010 1 Sierra Stars Observatory, Markleeville
77 888 14 1 14.00 1988 – 1989 2 Gekko
78 413 14 8 1.75 1990 – 1998 9 Siding Spring Observatory
79 G92 14 3 4.67 2006 – 2006 1 Jarnac Observatory, Vail
80 K83 14 1 14.00 2020 – 2020 1 Beppe Forti Astronomical Observatory, Montelupo
81 024 14 3 4.67 1908 – 1909 2 Heidelberg-Konigstuhl
82 W76 13 3 4.33 2020 – 2022 3 CHILESCOPE Observatory, Rio Hurtado
83 A50 13 2 6.50 2008 – 2011 4 Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory
84 133 12 1 12.00 1998 – 1998 1 Les Tardieux
85 599 12 2 6.00 2004 – 2004 1 Campo Imperatore-CINEOS
86 213 12 4 3.00 2006 – 2007 2 Observatorio Montcabre
87 X74 12 4 3.00 2019 – 2020 2 Observatorio Campo dos Amarais
88 Z22 12 3 4.00 2016 – 2017 2 MASTER-IAC Observatory, Tenerife
89 P07 11 2 5.50 2022 – 2022 1 Space Surveillance Telescope, HEH Station
90 688 11 6 1.83 1982 – 2017 36 Lowell Observatory, Anderson Mesa Station
91 C73 11 2 5.50 2011 – 2013 3 Galati Observatory
92 K95 10 2 5.00 2016 – 2017 2 MASTER-SAAO Observatory, Sutherland
93 C41 10 3 3.33 2014 – 2015 2 MASTER-II Observatory, Kislovodsk
94 071 9 1 9.00 1984 – 1984 1 NAO Rozhen, Smolyan
95 V30 9 2 4.50 2014 – 2014 1 Heaven on Earth Observatory, Mayhill
96 B18 9 1 9.00 1998 – 1998 1 Terskol
97 365 9 2 4.50 1993 – 1993 1 Uto Observatory
98 958 9 2 4.50 2007 – 2013 7 Observatoire de Dax
99 835 9 1 9.00 1999 – 1999 1 Drum Hill Station, Chelmsford
100 J04 9 2 4.50 2010 – 2015 6 ESA Optical Ground Station, Tenerife
101 J37 9 3 3.00 2008 – 2011 4 Huelva
102 074 8 1 8.00 1957 – 1957 1 Boyden Observatory, Bloemfontein
103 V37 8 1 8.00 2014 – 2014 1 McDonald Observatory-LCO ELP
104 938 8 2 4.00 2002 – 2021 20 Linhaceira
105 739 8 2 4.00 2000 – 2000 1 Sunflower Observatory, Olathe
106 D00 8 2 4.00 2012 – 2012 1 ASC-Kislovodsk Observatory
107 I77 8 1 8.00 2010 – 2010 1 CEAMIG-REA Observatory, Belo Horizonte
108 T09 8 2 4.00 2017 – 2017 1 Subaru Telescope, Maunakea
109 H07 8 1 8.00 2014 – 2014 1 7300 Observatory, Cloudcroft
110 E10 7 2 3.50 2010 – 2010 1 Siding Spring-Faulkes Telescope South
111 D35 7 3 2.33 2006 – 2008 3 Lulin Observatory
112 H21 7 2 3.50 2011 – 2012 2 Astronomical Research Observatory, Westfield
113 300 7 1 7.00 2012 – 2012 1 Bisei Spaceguard Center-BATTeRS
114 G84 6 1 6.00 2013 – 2013 1 Mount Lemmon SkyCenter
115 H82 6 1 6.00 2010 – 2010 1 CBA-NOVAC Observatory, Front Royal
116 H29 6 1 6.00 2003 – 2003 1 Ivywood Observatory, Edmond
117 B01 6 2 3.00 2007 – 2011 5 Taunus Observatory, Frankfurt
118 808 6 2 3.00 1965 – 1965 1 El Leoncito
119 118 5 1 5.00 2017 – 2017 1 Astronomical and Geophysical Observatory, Modra
120 095 5 2 2.50 1970 – 1987 18 Crimea-Nauchnyi
121 215 5 2 2.50 2005 – 2020 16 Buchloe
122 760 4 1 4.00 1963 – 1970 8 Goethe Link Observatory, Brooklyn
123 I52 4 1 4.00 2019 – 2019 1 Steward Observatory, Mt. Lemmon Station
124 683 4 1 4.00 2008 – 2008 1 Goodricke-Pigott Observatory, Tucson
125 K33 4 1 4.00 2013 – 2013 1 San Defendente
126 H01 4 1 4.00 2009 – 2009 1 Magdalena Ridge Observatory, Socorro
127 I02 4 4 1.00 1998 – 1998 1 Cerro Tololo Observatory, La Serena--2MASS
128 829 4 1 4.00 1998 – 1998 1 Complejo Astronomico El Leoncito
129 G34 4 1 4.00 2021 – 2021 1 Oberfrauendorf
130 Z84 3 1 3.00 2017 – 2017 1 Calar Alto-Schmidt
131 M11 3 1 3.00 2022 – 2022 1 Novaastro Observatory, Banon
132 566 3 1 3.00 1996 – 1996 1 Haleakala-NEAT/GEODSS
133 C77 3 1 3.00 2013 – 2013 1 Bernezzo Observatory
134 L01 3 1 3.00 2019 – 2019 1 Visnjan Observatory, Tican
135 761 3 1 3.00 2001 – 2001 1 Zephyrhills
136 461 3 1 3.00 2013 – 2013 1 University of Szeged, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)
137 678 3 1 3.00 2000 – 2000 1 Fountain Hills
138 143 3 1 3.00 2006 – 2006 1 Gnosca
139 910 3 1 3.00 1997 – 1997 1 Caussols-ODAS
140 W94 3 1 3.00 2022 – 2022 1 MAP, San Pedro de Atacama
141 L51 3 1 3.00 2022 – 2022 1 MARGO, Nauchnyi
142 565 3 1 3.00 2004 – 2004 1 Bassano Bresciano
143 224 3 1 3.00 2004 – 2004 1 Ottmarsheim
144 138 3 1 3.00 2005 – 2005 1 Village-Neuf
145 T12 3 2 1.50 2018 – 2018 1 University of Hawaii 88-inch telescope, Maunakea
146 705 3 1 3.00 2004 – 2004 1 Apache Point
147 W98 3 1 3.00 2017 – 2017 1 Polonia Observatory, San Pedro de Atacama
148 919 2 1 2.00 2000 – 2000 1 Desert Beaver Observatory
149 636 2 1 2.00 2002 – 2002 1 Essen
150 303 2 1 2.00 1994 – 1994 1 OAN de Llano del Hato, Merida
151 757 2 1 2.00 1999 – 1999 1 High Point
152 697 2 1 2.00 2000 – 2000 1 Kitt Peak, McGraw-Hill
153 U69 1 1 1.00 2014 – 2014 1 iTelescope SRO Observatory, Auberry
154 094 1 1 1.00 1929 – 1929 1 Crimea-Simeiz
155 330 1 1 1.00 1964 – 1964 1 Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanking
156 802 1 1 1.00 1894 – 1894 1 Harvard Observatory, Cambridge
157 078 1 1 1.00 1935 – 1935 1 Johannesburg
158 119 1 1 1.00 1994 – 1994 1 Abastuman
Sum 158 28073 226 124.22 1894 – 2023 130 158 names