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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 SM
Discovered by 29.09.1980 by Vávrová on Klet observatory
MPC 87545 (16.03.2014);old=0;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

Simon Marius (1573–1625) was court astronomer in Ansbach. He discovered the Jovian satellites, but published his observations after Galileo, who accused him of plagiarism and ruined his reputation. Marius suggested the names for the satellites and also measured the diameter of the Andromeda Galaxy.