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The catalog of asteroids discovered at Klet can be searched in two ways. In the first one, pick a starting letter of asteroid's name from the listed alphabet. In the second way, start writing an expression to search (diacritics is allowed), and after at least three letters are typed, the results are automatically listed. The search can also be performed only on asteroid names, catalogue numbers, date of discovery or names of the discoverers.
Discovered by 31.07.1984 by A. Mrkos on Klet observatory
MPC 40705 (23.05.2000)
British writer George Orwell (Eric Blair, 1903-1950) was renowned for his novels Animal Farm and 1984, the latter a brilliant examination of the dangers of totalitarian rule. The name was suggested by J. Tichá and endorsed by B. G. Marsden, who made the identification involving this aptly designated object.