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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 3.10.1988 by A. Mrkos on Klet observatory
MPC 40701 (23.05.2000)
Czech astronomer Gustav Gruss (1854-1922) was head of the Astronomical Institute of the Czech division of Charles University in Prague from 1891 to 1914. He studied the spectroscopy of variable stars. The name was suggested by J. Tichá and M. Šolc.