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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 22.03.1984 by A. Mrkos on Klet observatory
MPC 30476 (18.08.1997)
Named in memory of Jean Bernard Léon Foucault (1819-1868), French physicist and astronomer, well known for his pendulum demonstration of the earth's rotation, first in Paris in 1851. Name suggested by J. Tichá, M. Tichý and Z. Moravec.