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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 2.10.1980 by A. Mrkos on Klet observatory
MPC 25976 (7.11.1995)
Named in memory of József Miska Petzval (1807-1891), mathematician, professor and inventor at the University of Vienna. He proposed the Petzval lens, and many minor planets were discovered by means of this portrait design at he end of the nineteenth century. Name proposed by the discoverer, following a suggestion by astronomers of the Astronomical Institute at Tatranská Lomnica.