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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.

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Auratian


16709
1995 SH5
Discovered by 29.09.1995 by Tichá on Klet observatory
MPC 94385 (2.06.2015)
https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=16709;old=0;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

Auratian has been the patron saint of České Budějovice since 1670. According to legend, he was a Roman soldier living in the 2nd or 3rd century, executed for his Christian faith. Originally buried in the Calixt catacombs in Rome, his remains were transferred to Bohemia in 1634. Named on the 750th anniversary of the town.