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Searching database of minor planet names

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.

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1980 SD
Discovered by 16.09.1980 by A. Mrkos on Klet observatory
MPC 42355 (9.03.2001)

Antonín Strnad (1747-1799) was the third director of the Klementinum observatory in Prague. The daily meteorological measurements he began in 1775 still continue today. He rescued the Gothic Astronomical Clock on the Prague Town Hall. The name was suggested by J. Tichá and M. Šolc.