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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 22.10.1997 by M. Tichý a Z. Moravec on Klet observatory
MPC 53955 (7.04.2005)
Gerold A. Richter (b. 1929), astronomer at the Sonneberg Observatory, Thuringia, is known for his expertise in the use of photographic plates in variable star research, and contribution to the discovery, typology and statistics of variable stars. He analysed x-ray sources on archival photographic plates.