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Asteroid discoveries in SkyMorph archive

Searchers of the SkyMorph archive

In general there are two kind of users of SkyMorph image archive. At first they are professional astronomers, who search for precovery positions of their own discoveries. And there are amateur astronomers, who search for precovery positions of unusual objects, but mainly hunt for undiscovered asteroids.

Since the SkyMorph archive was launched there was a rule, which said that credit received the discoverer of asteroid in NEAT archive. In those times some amateur astronomers were a real hunters and they discovered hundreds of new asteroids. But after the rule changed, they lost their motivation to go on.

Summary of monthly discoveries from SkyMorph archive (644)

In the table below you can see the mohtly number of new disoveries from NEAT/Palomar Observatory. There were not published Observation summary in several moths, e.g. in March 2009, September and October 2008 - it means that discoveries of those months are included in figures of next monthly Obs summary.

Summary od discovered asteroids by NEAT

Year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total
2003
-
1324
487
-
-
1176
-
-
1531
-
3093
-
7611
2004
-
1397
-
-
2573
-
-
1439
-
-
1070
-
6479
2005
-
641
-
-
-
709
-
-
-
4506
-
-
5856
2006
-
-
1333
-
-
-
943
-
2596
-
-
2080
5619
2007
395
159
407
253
190
322
131
269
180
80
100
54
1579
2008
96
32
116
84
35
85
81
107
-
-
123
79
594
2009
59
101
-
78
54
69
51
109
57
89
102
72
609
2010
145
101
78
12
15
0
39
0
0
-
77
-
476
2011
246
87
107
66
6
76
132
77
29
16
67
46
955
2012
17
12
8
1
31
-
-
35
-
64
13
22
203
2013
22
1
0
0
-
32
4
3
0
1
0
0
63
2014
16
3
0
2
6
0
12
0
0
0
-
-
39
2015
0
1
0
0
-
17
0
0
0
0
7
0
25
2016
-
0
0
0
0
0
-
0
-
-
3
-
3
2017
1
-
263
-
0
17
-
-
-
-
-
-
281

Nowadays there are only few dedicated hunters of uncatalogized asteroids in SkyMorph archive. You can see the summary of individuals total discoveries in the table below.


List of individual discoverers from SkyMorph archive

This data are based on individual statistics of each hunter. The discoveries numbers means all objects found in SkyMoprh archive images, which were sent to MPC and received provisional designations by individual observers.

The total disvoveries of numbered asteroids from NEAT program (period 1995-2007) as for 2017 July 10: 41 092.

Because of change of credit rule there are also discoveries made from NEAT archive but credited to some individual observers. That is why this summary is could not meant to be an official and complete numbers of discoveries in NEAT archive.



Discoverers total from NEAT image archive

Discoverer
Total number
objavov
Numbered
asteroids
Searching
period
Country
Reinder J. Bouma
6000
1675
since 2005
Netherland
Rob D. Matson
1169
313
since 2003
USA
Sebastian F. Hönig
470
247
2002-2003
Germany
Zhangwei Jin
318
69
2006 Mar - 2008 Apr
China
Tao Chen
210
14
2005 Dec - 2007 Jan
China
Stefan Kürti
156
76
since 2006 May
Slovakia
Harald Bill
136
40
since 2008 Oct
Germany
Quanzhi Ye
90
3
2005-2006
China
Andrew Lowe
83
73
2002-2003
Canada
Minor White
64
49
2001-2005
USA
Marco Langbroek
57
41
since 2004 Aug
Netherlands
Krisztián Sárneczky
56
40
since 2003
Hungary
Shihong Yuan
23
1
2008 Dec
China
Maik Meyer
16
12
2003
Germany
Rainer Kracht
14
6
since 2009 Oct
Germany
Piaoyang Cui
12
1
2005 Oct - 2006 Jul
China
Kazimieras Cernis
8
2
2003 July - August
Lithuania
Tomas Vorobjov
8
-
2010 Feb
Slovakia
Alexander Mimejev
7
2
2008 - 2012
Russia
Tibor Csörgei
7
-
since 2009 Feb
Slovakia
Matthieu Contensou
6
1
since 2012 May
France
Martin Mašek
2
-
since 2009 Oct
Czech Republic
Shishir Deshmukh
2
-
since 2011 Sep
India
Man-to Hui
1
1
2006 Jan -July
China
Liaoshan Shi
1
-
2006 July - August
China
László Németh
1
-
since 2010 Nov
Hungary

Last update: 2017 Jan 26


I put in the table only data I learned from each hunter. So if you know about anyone else who should be added here, please let me know about it    --->>> here !