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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 20.02.1985 by A. Mrkos on Klet observatory
MPC 26424 (5.01.1996)
Named in memory of J. E. Purkyně (1787-1869), professor of physiology in Wroclaw and Prague. He discovered the physiological effect, well known to observers of variable stars, that causes comparable variations in brightness to appear more extreme for red light than for blue light.