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Data of discovery of all known centaurs

No. and name Preliminary designation Position at the date of discovery

Date of discovery

Time of discovery, GMT Place of discovery, observatory Longitude of observ. Latitude of observ.

Date of
announce-
ment
of discovery

Discoverer
2060 Chiron / 95P Chiron 1977 UB 349' Tau R 18.10.1977 (first observation - 1895) 9h08m30s Palomar, California, USA 116W52' 33N21'

1.11.1977

Charles T. Kowal
5145 Pholus 1992 AD 036' Leo R 9.01.1992 (first observation - 1977) 9h01m22s Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N58'

23.01.1992

David L. Rabinowitz
7066 Nessus 1993 HA2 449' Sco R 26.04.1993 6h45m46s Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N58'

13.05.1993

David L. Rabinowitz
  1994 TA 1831' Ari R 2.10.1994 11h28m36s Mauna Kea, Hilo, Hawaii 155W28' 19N50'

4.10.1994

David Jewitt, Jane Luu
10370 Hylonome 1995 DW2 442' Lib R 27.02.1995 10h05m39s Mauna Kea, Hilo, Hawaii 155W28' 19N50'

10.03.1995

D. Jewitt, J. Chen
8405 Asbolus 1995 GO 746' Lib R 5.04.1995 9h26m20s Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N58'

10.04.1995

James Victor Scotti
  1995 SN55 1417 Ari R 20.09.1995 9h29m05s Steward, Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N58'

11.06.1999

 

N. Danzl, A. Gleason
  1996 AR20 402 Leo R 12.01.1996 8h45m56s Steward, Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N58'

2.11.2000

R. Jedicke, J.V. Scotti, T. Gehrels
  1996 RX33 1536 Psc R 8.09.1996 6h28m58s Steward, Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N58'

19.08.2000

T. Gehrels, J.V. Scotti, A.E. Gleason
10199 Chariklo 1997 CU26 604' Leo R

15.02.1997 (first observation - 1988)

2h51m15s Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N58'

29.09.1997

J.V. Scotti

33128

1998 BU48* 1310 Leo R 22.01.1998 7h50m04s Steward, Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N58'

25.06.1999

N. Danzl, Spacewatch
49036 Pelion 1998 QM107 959' Aqr R 21.08.1998 12h18m46s Mauna Kea, Hilo, Hawaii 155W28' 19N50'

7.12.1998

D.J. Tholen, R. Whiteley, J. Bauer, H. Dahle
52872 Okyrhoe 1998 SG35 2435' Psc R 19.09.1998 6h52m09s Steward, Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N58'

28.09.1998

Spacewatch- Team
52975 Cyllarus 1998 TF35 1834 Lib R 12.10.1998 10h25m44s Steward, Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N58'

11.06.1999

N. Danzl, A. Gleason
  1999 HD12 744' Lib R 17.04.1999 3h42m38s Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N58'

20.05.1999

R.L. Millis, J.L. Elliot et al.
  1999 JV127 104 Lib R 10.05.1999 0h35m16s Cerro Tololo, Chile 70W49' 30S10'

9.06.1999

R.L. Allen, J. Bernstein, P. Guhathakurta
44594 1999 OX3* 242 Aqr R 21.07.1999 8h28m01s Mauna Kea, Hilo, Hawaii 155W28' 19N50'

11.08.1999

J.J. Kavelaars, B. Gladman, M. Holman, J.-M. Petit
29981 1999 TD10* 2521 Psc R 3.10.1999 4h26m52s Steward, Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N58'

11.10.1999

J.V. Scotti, J.A. Larsen, B. May, D. Maggs
31824 Elatus 1999 UG5 512 Tau R 29.10.1999 6h08m54s Catalina Sky Survey, Arizona, USA 110W43' 32N25'

3.11.1999

T.B. Spahr, C.W. Hergenrother
  1999 XX143 2643 Cnc R 13.12.1999 9h36m38s Whipple Observatory, Mt. Hopkins 110W53'

 

31N41'

21.12.1999

C. W. Hergenrother
  2000 CO104 2650 Leo R 6.02.2000 7h46m44s Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N58'

15.03.2000

J.V. Scotti, J.A. Larsen, B. May, D. Maggs
60558  2000 EC98 1654 Vir R 3.03.2000 9h52m45s Steward, Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N58'

15.03.2000

J.V. Scotti, J.A. Larsen, B. May, D. Maggs
  2000 GM137 2220 Vir R 2.04.2000 8h46m58s Mauna Kea, Hilo, Hawaii 155W28' 19N50'

15.04.2000

S.S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, C.A.Trujillo
  2000 FZ53 2657 Lib R 31.03.2000 13h43m53s Mauna Kea, Hilo, Hawaii 155W28' 19N50'

22.04.2000

C.A.Trujillo, S.S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt
  2000 QB243* 924 Aqr R

25.08.2000

0h55m48s Cerro Tololo, Chile 70W49' 30S10'

14.10.2000

M.W. Buie, S.D. Kern, R.L. Millis, L.H. Wasserman
54598
Bienor
2000 QC243 330 Psc R

27.08.2000 (first observation - 1994)

3h18m05s Cerro Tololo, Chile 70W49' 30S10'

14.10.2000

M.W. Buie, S.D. Kern, R.L. Millis, L.H. Wasserman
  2000 SN331 020 Gem R

23.09.2000

10h17m31s Mauna Kea, Hilo, Hawaii 155W28' 19N50'

17.10.2000

B. Gladman, J.J. Kavelaars
63252 2001 BL41 2436 Cnc St.-R

19.01.2001

7h13m37s Steward, Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N58'

26.01.2001

T. Gehrels, A.E. Gleason, R.S. McMillan, J.L. Montani, J.A. Larsen
  2001 KF77 245 Sco R

22.05.2001

23h37m09s Cerro Tololo, Chile 70W49' 30S10'

2.07.2001

J.L. Elliot, L.H. Wasserman
32532 Thereus 2001 PT13 = 1995 MM6 = 1999 NE2 2052 Sco R

28.06.1995
(rediscovered 12.07.1999 and 9.08.2001)

5h43m23s Steward, Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N58'

24.08.2001
21:11 UT

 
  2001 SQ73 2001 Ari R 19.09.2001 9h12m52s Steward, Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N58'

22.09.2001

J.V. Scotti, A.F. Tubbiolo
  2001 XA255* 1548 Cnc R 9.12.2001 13h59m14s Mauna Kea, Hilo, Hawaii 155W28' 19N50'

14.01.2002

D.C. Jewitt, S.S. Sheppard, J. Kleyna
  2001 XZ255 1413 Cnc R 11.12.2001 12h53m03s Mauna Kea, Hilo, Hawaii 155W28' 19N50'

8.03.2002

S.S. Sheppard, D.C. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
42355  2002 CR46* 457 Leo R 5.02.2002 5h47m18s Palomar, California, USA 116W52' 33N21'

13.02.2002

E.F. Helin, S. Pravdo et al.
  2002 CA249 1551 Leo R 6.02.2002 4h47m48s Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N58'

19.03.2002

R.L. Millis, M.W. Buie
  2002 CB249 1344 Vir R 7.02.2002 12h13m31s Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N58'

19.03.2002

E.F. Helin, S. Pravdo et al.
  2002 DH5 354 Vir R 20.02.2002 6h07m48s Steward, Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N58'

11.03.2002

J.V. Scotti
  2002 FY36 1629 Vir R
18.03.2002
7h09m50s Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N57'

18.05.2002

M. W. Buie, D. E. Trilling
55576  2002 GB10 715 Lib R
8.04.2002
7h14m55s Palomar Mountain, California, USA 116W52' 33N21'

17.04.2002

E. F. Helin, S. Pravdo, K. Lawrence, M. Hicks, R. Thicksten
  2002 GO9 2959 Lib R
12.04.2002 (first observation - 1995)
8h13m31s Palomar Mountain, California, USA 116W52' 33N21'

16.04.2002

E. F. Helin, S. Pravdo, K. Lawrence, M. Hicks, R. Thicksten
  2002 GZ32 044 Lib R
13.04.2002
10h05m01s Mauna Kea, Hilo, Hawaii 155W28' 19N49'

18.05.2002

J. Pittichova, K. J. Meech, S. Ash et al.
  2002 KY14 1321 Sgr R
19.05.2002
7h47m04s Palomar Mountain, California, USA 116W52' 33N21'

20.07.2002

C.A. Trujillo et al.
73480 2002 PN34* 316 Aqr R
6.08.2002
6h12m42s Palomar Mountain, California, USA 116W52' 33N21'

8.08.2002

E. F. Helin, S. Pravdo, K. Lawrence,
K. Kuluhiwa, M. Hicks, R. Thicksten
  2002 PQ152 832 Aqr R
12.08.2002
7h01m38s Cerro Tololo, Chile 70W44' 30S10'

5.10.2002

M. W. Buie, S. D. Kern et al.
  2002 QX47 2232 Aqr R
26.08.2002
4h08m04s Palomar Mountain, California, USA 116W52' 33N21'

21.11.2002

C. A. Trujillo, M. E. Brown,
E. F. Helin, S. Pravdo, K. Lawrence, M. Hicks
  2002 TK301 047 Tau R
6.10.2002
10h37m47s Mauna Kea, Hilo, Hawaii 155W28' 19N49'

28.10.2002

D. Kinoshita, K. Muroi
  2002 VR130 1912 Ari R
7.11.2002
3h33m04s Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N57'

3.12.2002

L. H. Wasserman, D. E. Trilling, R. L. Millis
  2002 VG131 1721 Ari R
9.11.2002
4h18m38s Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N57'

5.12.2002

L. H. Wasserman, D. E. Trilling, R. L. Millis
  2003 CO1 442 Vir R
1.02.2003
10h03m31s Palomar Mountain, California, USA 116W52' 33N21'

17.03.2003

R. Bambery, E. Helin, S. Pravdo,
M. Hicks, K. Lawrence, R. Thicksten
  2003 KQ20 1004 Sgr R
30.05.2003
5h20m33s Cerro Tololo, Chile 70W44' 30S10'

5.07.2003

M. W. Buie, K. J. Meech et al.
  2003 LH7 846 Sgr R
1.06.2003
5h19m15s Cerro Tololo, Chile 70W44' 30S10'

5.07.2003

M. W. Buie, K. J. Meech et al.
  2003 QC112 1438 Pis R
24.08.2003
6h28m02s Cerro Tololo, Chile 70W44' 30S10'

18.09.2003

M. W. Buie, L. H. Wasserman, R. L. Millis
  2003 QD112 2743 Pis R
26.08.2003
7h05m17s Cerro Tololo, Chile 70W44' 30S10'

18.09.2003

M. W. Buie, L. H. Wasserman, R. L. Millis
  2003 QN112  
29.08.2003
  Mauna Kea, Hilo, Hawaii 155W28' 19N49'    
  2003 QP112  
29.08.2003
  Mauna Kea, Hilo, Hawaii 155W28' 19N49'    
  2003 UA118  
27.10.2003
  LPL/Spacewatch II, Tucson, USA 111W36' 31N58'    
  2003 UW292 410 Tau R
23.10.2003
5h00m37s Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N57'

29.12.2003

L. H. Wasserman, D. E. Trilling, R. L. Millis,
E. I. Chiang, J. R. Lovering
  2003 UY292 2323 Tau R
23.10.2003
8h15m17s Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 111W36' 31N57'

29.12.2003

L. H. Wasserman, D. E. Trilling, R. L. Millis,
E. I. Chiang, J. R. Lovering
  2003 WL7 2357 Ari R
16.11.2003
3h24m00s LPL/Spacewatch II, Tucson, USA 111W36' 31N58'

20.11.2003

A. S. Descour, A. E. Gleason


* According the definition of Minor Planet Center (USA), these objects are not reckoned among Centaurs now. Mainly, they are  appertained to Transneptune Objects (TNOs). But many astronomers do not agree with definition of MPC.


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