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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 19.10.1997 by J. Tichá a M. Tichý on Klet observatory
MPC 53955 (7.04.2005)
Wolfgang Wenzel (b. 1929), astronomer at the Sonneberg Observatory, Thuringia, was among the first to apply photoelectric photometry to variable star observation. He contributed to the discovery and typology of variable stars and carried out early analyses of gamma-ray burster positions on photographic plates.