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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 20.12.1981 by A. Mrkos on Klet observatory
MPC 23135 (26.02.1994)
Named in honor of the New Zealand mountaineer Sir Edmund Percival Hillary (1919- ), who, with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, was the first to conquer Mt. Everest. The discoverer work with Hillary in Antarctica during the International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958.