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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 UG1
Discovered by 19.10.1996 by J. Tichá a M. Tichý on Klet observatory
MPC 34627 (4.05.1999);old=0;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

Named for Nijo Castle (Nijo-jo) in Kyoto, built in 1603 as the official residence of the first Tokugawa shogun, Ieyasu. The site is famous for its wooden architecture and the screen paintings of trees and birds of Ninomaru Palace, as well as for the beautiful Ninomaru garden, designed by the tea master and landscape architect Kobori Enshu. The discoverers visited and admired Ninomaru and several other famous gardens in Kyoto during the IAU General Assembly in 1997.