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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 27.01.1984 by A. Mrkos on Klet observatory
MPC 34628 (4.05.1999)
Named in memory of Bohumil Šternberk (1897-1983), outstanding Czech astronomer and astrophysicist. He worked in a wide variety of fields, including photometry of variable stars, and he established the modern time service in Czechoslovakia. On the evening of 1930 Mar. 18, at the Stará Ďala Observatory (O'Gyalla, now Hurbanovo), he made the first deliberate astrometric observations of Pluto in Europe. Šternberk served as long-time director of the Astronomical Institute of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (1954-1968) and as a vice-President of the IAU (1958-1964). Name suggested by J. Tichá, M. Tichý and Z. Moravec, who made observations of this minor planet at Kleť during its oppositions in 1997 and 1998.