MPC observations statistics

SATOBS - Observations of natural satellites

Sorted by first year of observation

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 04-16-2024

First year of observation of top 15 stations at Minor Planet Center for SATOBS class
First year of observation 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  
1 802 1 1 1.00 1894 – 1894 1 Harvard Observatory, Cambridge
2 800 16 2 8.00 1898 – 1899 2 Harvard Observatory, Arequipa
3 662 313 5 62.60 1904 – 1969 66 Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton
4 754 75 4 18.75 1904 – 1955 52 Yerkes Observatory, Williams Bay
5 786 47 1 47.00 1905 – 1927 23 U.S. Naval Obs., Washington (since 1893)
6 000 181 4 45.25 1906 – 1910 5 Greenwich
7 024 14 3 4.67 1908 – 1909 2 Heidelberg-Konigstuhl
8 087 22 1 22.00 1911 – 1911 1 Helwan
9 672 199 8 24.88 1916 – 1951 36 Mount Wilson
10 094 1 1 1.00 1929 – 1929 1 Crimea-Simeiz
11 690 23 3 7.67 1929 – 1981 53 Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff
12 078 1 1 1.00 1935 – 1935 1 Johannesburg
13 822 17 2 8.50 1939 – 1952 14 Cordoba
14 711 584 10 58.40 1942 – 1995 54 McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis
15 074 8 1 8.00 1957 – 1957 1 Boyden Observatory, Bloemfontein
16 689 1305 8 163.13 1958 – 2012 55 U.S. Naval Observatory, Flagstaff
17 760 4 1 4.00 1963 – 1970 8 Goethe Link Observatory, Brooklyn
18 330 1 1 1.00 1964 – 1964 1 Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanking
19 808 6 2 3.00 1965 – 1965 1 El Leoncito
20 693 25 6 4.17 1967 – 2000 34 Catalina Station, Tucson
21 673 457 9 50.78 1968 – 2017 50 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood
22 695 157 29 5.41 1969 – 2014 46 Kitt Peak
23 095 5 2 2.50 1970 – 1987 18 Crimea-Nauchnyi
24 675 444 46 9.65 1974 – 2011 38 Palomar Mountain
25 809 180 22 8.18 1981 – 2013 33 European Southern Observatory, La Silla
26 688 11 6 1.83 1982 – 2017 36 Lowell Observatory, Anderson Mesa Station
27 568 5245 213 24.62 1984 – 2021 38 Maunakea
28 071 9 1 9.00 1984 – 1984 1 NAO Rozhen, Smolyan
29 381 222 7 31.71 1986 – 1992 7 Tokyo-Kiso
30 888 14 1 14.00 1988 – 1989 2 Gekko
31 413 14 8 1.75 1990 – 1998 9 Siding Spring Observatory
32 691 662 15 44.13 1992 – 2021 30 Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak-Spacewatch
33 874 433 9 48.11 1993 – 1999 7 Observatorio do Pico dos Dias, Itajuba
34 365 9 2 4.50 1993 – 1993 1 Uto Observatory
35 303 2 1 2.00 1994 – 1994 1 OAN de Llano del Hato, Merida
36 119 1 1 1.00 1994 – 1994 1 Abastuman
37 566 3 1 3.00 1996 – 1996 1 Haleakala-NEAT/GEODSS
38 696 61 10 6.10 1997 – 2002 6 Whipple Observatory, Mt. Hopkins
39 950 78 19 4.11 1997 – 2011 15 La Palma
40 910 3 1 3.00 1997 – 1997 1 Caussols-ODAS
41 709 76 2 38.00 1997 – 1998 2 W & B Observatory, Cloudcroft
42 511 170 2 85.00 1998 – 1999 2 Haute Provence
43 704 1662 9 184.67 1998 – 2013 16 Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico
44 B18 9 1 9.00 1998 – 1998 1 Terskol
45 I02 4 4 1.00 1998 – 1998 1 Cerro Tololo Observatory, La Serena--2MASS
46 829 4 1 4.00 1998 – 1998 1 Complejo Astronomico El Leoncito
47 807 467 82 5.70 1998 – 2022 25 Cerro Tololo Observatory, La Serena
48 699 193 8 24.13 1998 – 2006 9 Lowell Observatory-LONEOS
49 133 12 1 12.00 1998 – 1998 1 Les Tardieux
50 120 23 2 11.50 1998 – 1999 2 Visnjan
51 703 199 8 24.88 1999 – 2022 24 Catalina Sky Survey
52 835 9 1 9.00 1999 – 1999 1 Drum Hill Station, Chelmsford
53 106 89 8 11.13 1999 – 2021 23 Crni Vrh
54 757 2 1 2.00 1999 – 1999 1 High Point
55 926 53 7 7.57 2000 – 2014 15 Tenagra II Observatory, Nogales
56 732 15 3 5.00 2000 – 2000 1 Oaxaca
57 919 2 1 2.00 2000 – 2000 1 Desert Beaver Observatory
58 309 132 19 6.95 2000 – 2021 22 Cerro Paranal
59 739 8 2 4.00 2000 – 2000 1 Sunflower Observatory, Olathe
60 697 2 1 2.00 2000 – 2000 1 Kitt Peak, McGraw-Hill
61 678 3 1 3.00 2000 – 2000 1 Fountain Hills
62 644 248 11 22.55 2001 – 2006 6 Palomar Mountain/NEAT
63 185 32 6 5.33 2001 – 2007 7 Observatoire Astronomique Jurassien-Vicques
64 608 126 7 18.00 2001 – 2005 5 Haleakala-AMOS
65 493 68 9 7.56 2001 – 2002 2 Calar Alto
66 761 3 1 3.00 2001 – 2001 1 Zephyrhills
67 636 2 1 2.00 2002 – 2002 1 Essen
68 304 535 65 8.23 2002 – 2022 21 Las Campanas Observatory
69 938 8 2 4.00 2002 – 2021 20 Linhaceira
70 291 72 10 7.20 2003 – 2010 8 LPL/Spacewatch II
71 286 210 1 210.00 2003 – 2005 3 Yunnan Observatory
72 337 115 1 115.00 2003 – 2004 2 Sheshan, formerly Zo-Se
73 H29 6 1 6.00 2003 – 2003 1 Ivywood Observatory, Edmond
74 333 58 6 9.67 2003 – 2005 3 Desert Eagle Observatory
75 705 3 1 3.00 2004 – 2004 1 Apache Point
76 599 12 2 6.00 2004 – 2004 1 Campo Imperatore-CINEOS
77 415 2035 15 135.67 2004 – 2010 7 Kambah
78 565 3 1 3.00 2004 – 2004 1 Bassano Bresciano
79 224 3 1 3.00 2004 – 2004 1 Ottmarsheim
80 215 5 2 2.50 2005 – 2020 16 Buchloe
81 E12 40 6 6.67 2005 – 2011 7 Siding Spring Survey
82 A13 20 1 20.00 2005 – 2005 1 Observatoire Naef, Ependes
83 138 3 1 3.00 2005 – 2005 1 Village-Neuf
84 G96 374 17 22.00 2005 – 2022 18 Mt. Lemmon Survey
85 G92 14 3 4.67 2006 – 2006 1 Jarnac Observatory, Vail
86 D35 7 3 2.33 2006 – 2008 3 Lulin Observatory
87 213 12 4 3.00 2006 – 2007 2 Observatorio Montcabre
88 H06 47 9 5.22 2006 – 2013 8 iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill
89 143 3 1 3.00 2006 – 2006 1 Gnosca
90 D29 500 12 41.67 2007 – 2022 16 Purple Mountain Observatory, XuYi Station
91 958 9 2 4.50 2007 – 2013 7 Observatoire de Dax
92 B01 6 2 3.00 2007 – 2011 5 Taunus Observatory, Frankfurt
93 J37 9 3 3.00 2008 – 2011 4 Huelva
94 683 4 1 4.00 2008 – 2008 1 Goodricke-Pigott Observatory, Tucson
95 A50 13 2 6.50 2008 – 2011 4 Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory
96 J75 48 5 9.60 2009 – 2011 3 OAM Observatory, La Sagra
97 H01 4 1 4.00 2009 – 2009 1 Magdalena Ridge Observatory, Socorro
98 E10 7 2 3.50 2010 – 2010 1 Siding Spring-Faulkes Telescope South
99 J04 9 2 4.50 2010 – 2015 6 ESA Optical Ground Station, Tenerife
100 G68 15 1 15.00 2010 – 2010 1 Sierra Stars Observatory, Markleeville
101 198 20 1 20.00 2010 – 2010 1 Wildberg
102 T14 528 86 6.14 2010 – 2021 12 Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, Maunakea
103 I41 364 10 36.40 2010 – 2022 13 Palomar Mountain--ZTF
104 H82 6 1 6.00 2010 – 2010 1 CBA-NOVAC Observatory, Front Royal
105 I77 8 1 8.00 2010 – 2010 1 CEAMIG-REA Observatory, Belo Horizonte
106 C51 271 10 27.10 2010 – 2022 13 WISE
107 H15 27 4 6.75 2010 – 2017 8 ISON-NM Observatory, Mayhill
108 H21 7 2 3.50 2011 – 2012 2 Astronomical Research Observatory, Westfield
109 E07 558 17 32.82 2011 – 2015 5 Murrumbateman
110 C73 11 2 5.50 2011 – 2013 3 Galati Observatory
111 J43 133 8 16.63 2011 – 2018 8 Oukaimeden Observatory, Marrakech
112 F51 578 22 26.27 2011 – 2022 12 Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala
113 G36 915 11 83.18 2011 – 2018 8 Calar Alto-CASADO
114 D00 8 2 4.00 2012 – 2012 1 ASC-Kislovodsk Observatory
115 300 7 1 7.00 2012 – 2012 1 Bisei Spaceguard Center-BATTeRS
116 C95 47 9 5.22 2013 – 2020 8 SATINO Remote Observatory, Haute Provence
117 C77 3 1 3.00 2013 – 2013 1 Bernezzo Observatory
118 G84 6 1 6.00 2013 – 2013 1 Mount Lemmon SkyCenter
119 461 3 1 3.00 2013 – 2013 1 University of Szeged, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)
120 K33 4 1 4.00 2013 – 2013 1 San Defendente
121 I89 46 7 6.57 2013 – 2013 1 iTelescope Observatory, Nerpio
122 W84 601 33 18.21 2013 – 2022 10 Cerro Tololo-DECam
123 G45 426 7 60.86 2014 – 2016 3 Space Surveillance Telescope, Atom Site
124 H07 8 1 8.00 2014 – 2014 1 7300 Observatory, Cloudcroft
125 Y00 42 7 6.00 2014 – 2022 9 SONEAR Observatory, Oliveira
126 U69 1 1 1.00 2014 – 2014 1 iTelescope SRO Observatory, Auberry
127 850 25 1 25.00 2014 – 2014 1 Cordell-Lorenz Observatory, Sewanee
128 V30 9 2 4.50 2014 – 2014 1 Heaven on Earth Observatory, Mayhill
129 C41 10 3 3.33 2014 – 2015 2 MASTER-II Observatory, Kislovodsk
130 V37 8 1 8.00 2014 – 2014 1 McDonald Observatory-LCO ELP
131 G37 21 8 2.63 2014 – 2022 9 Lowell Discovery Telescope
132 W88 27 6 4.50 2015 – 2021 7 Slooh.com Chile Observatory, La Dehesa
133 F52 15 3 5.00 2015 – 2022 8 Pan-STARRS 2, Haleakala
134 G80 217 1 217.00 2015 – 2015 1 Sierra Remote Observatories, Auberry
135 G40 50 7 7.14 2015 – 2020 6 Slooh.com Canary Islands Observatory
136 T05 1798 10 179.80 2016 – 2022 7 ATLAS-HKO, Haleakala
137 K95 10 2 5.00 2016 – 2017 2 MASTER-SAAO Observatory, Sutherland
138 Z80 52 8 6.50 2016 – 2021 6 Northolt Branch Observatory
139 Z22 12 3 4.00 2016 – 2017 2 MASTER-IAC Observatory, Tenerife
140 Z84 3 1 3.00 2017 – 2017 1 Calar Alto-Schmidt
141 W98 3 1 3.00 2017 – 2017 1 Polonia Observatory, San Pedro de Atacama
142 T08 1975 11 179.55 2017 – 2022 6 ATLAS-MLO, Mauna Loa
143 118 5 1 5.00 2017 – 2017 1 Astronomical and Geophysical Observatory, Modra
144 T09 8 2 4.00 2017 – 2017 1 Subaru Telescope, Maunakea
145 T12 3 2 1.50 2018 – 2018 1 University of Hawaii 88-inch telescope, Maunakea
146 I52 4 1 4.00 2019 – 2019 1 Steward Observatory, Mt. Lemmon Station
147 X74 12 4 3.00 2019 – 2020 2 Observatorio Campo dos Amarais
148 L01 3 1 3.00 2019 – 2019 1 Visnjan Observatory, Tican
149 K83 14 1 14.00 2020 – 2020 1 Beppe Forti Astronomical Observatory, Montelupo
150 W76 13 3 4.33 2020 – 2022 3 CHILESCOPE Observatory, Rio Hurtado
151 V00 16 4 4.00 2021 – 2021 1 Kitt Peak-Bok
152 G34 4 1 4.00 2021 – 2021 1 Oberfrauendorf
153 W68 269 7 38.43 2022 – 2023 2 ATLAS Chile, Rio Hurtado
154 P07 11 2 5.50 2022 – 2022 1 Space Surveillance Telescope, HEH Station
155 M11 3 1 3.00 2022 – 2022 1 Novaastro Observatory, Banon
156 W94 3 1 3.00 2022 – 2022 1 MAP, San Pedro de Atacama
157 L51 3 1 3.00 2022 – 2022 1 MARGO, Nauchnyi
158 M22 164 6 27.33 2022 – 2023 2 ATLAS South Africa, Sutherland
Sum 158 28073 226 124.22 1894 – 2023 130 158 names