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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 16.01.1996 by M. Tichý on Klet observatory
MPC 31298 (11.02.1998)
Named in honor of Martin Setvák (b. 1958), meteorologist and head of the Satellite Department of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute in Prague, on the occasion of his 40th birthday, 1998 Feb. 14. His main professional interest is in convective storms, but his long-time hobby is astrophotography. This minor planet also honors his wife Stáňa Setváková (b. 1967), a staff member of the Prague Planetarium. Name proposed by the discoverer and J. Tichá.