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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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1996 BH
Discovered by 16.01.1996 by M. Tichý on Klet observatory
MPC 29672 (22.04.1997);old=0;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

Named in memory of Charles Messier (1730-1817), French astronomer and first "comet hunter". He found more than a dozen comets and independently recovered Halley's Comet at its 1759 return. Nowadays, Messier is best known for his catalogue of 103 nebulae, star clusters and galaxies -- a compilation he made in order to reduce confusion to comet hunters.