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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 20.01.1999 by Kleť on Klet observatory
MPC 55986 (19.02.2006)
Michigan-born musician Bill Haley (1925-1981) formed his band "The Comets" in 1952, and they helped launch the rock 'n' roll era with their 1954 recording of Rock Around the Clock. On 2005 July 5, "The Comets" performed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in celebration of the successful Deep Impact mission.
Image of minor planet (79896)Billhaley was taken on 1999 January 22 with 0.57-m f/5.2 reflector + CCD camera SBIG ST-8 of the Klet' Observatory and is 120 seconds exposure. The field of view is 16 to 10 arcminutes with north to the top and west to the right. Minor planet is arrowed. Observers Jana Ticha and Milos Tichy.