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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 17.09.1982 by M. Mahrová on Klet observatory
MPC 22500 (1.09.1993)
Named in honor of Otto Wichterle (1913- ), Czech chemist with a special interest in macromolecular substances. He is well known as the inventor of the hydrophilic gels used for the production of contact lenses.