Brief summary of Klet photographic search programme for minor planets

J. Ticha, M. Tichy, Z. Moravec
Klet' Observatory, Zatkovo nabrezi 4
CZ-370 01 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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Abstract. Long-term photographic search programme for minor planets was begun at the Klet Observatory at the end of seventies using 0.63-m Maksutov telescope, but with insufficient respect to long-arc follow-up astrometry. More than two thousands of provisore designations were given to new Klet discoveries. Since 1993 targeted follow-up astrometry of Klet candidates has been performed with 0.57-m reflector equipped with CCD camera and reliable orbits for many previous Klet discoveries were determined. The photographic programme results in more than 330 numbered minor planets credited to the Klet as one of the most prolific world discovery sites, nearly 60 per cent of them were numbered in consequence of CCD follow-up observations since 1994.
This brief summary describes results of this Klet photographic minor planet survey between 1977 and 1996. The majority of Klet photographic discoveries belong to the main belt asteroids, but two Amor type asteroids and one Trojan have been found.

Evolution and Source Regions of Asteroids and Comets, Proc. IAU Coll. 173 (1999), eds. J. Svoren. E. M. Pittich, and H. Rickman, pp.189-192
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