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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 22.08.1987 by A. Mrkos on Klet observatory
MPC 34620 (4.05.1999)
Named for Martes martes and Martes foina, or pine marten and beech marten, delightful small animals of the Mustelidae family that live in the forests on Kleť Mountain. Name suggested by J. Tichá and M. Tichý.
Pine marten (Martes martes ) and beech marten (Martes foina ).
Photo: J. Ticha and M. Tichy