Harman Patil (Editor)


Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit

The Spacewatch project is an astronomical survey that specializes in the study of minor planets, including various types of asteroids and comets at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona, in the United States.

It is led by astronomer Robert S. McMillan at the University of Arizona and was founded in 1980 by Tom Gehrels and McMillan. Spacewatch uses a 1.8-meter and a 0.9-meter dedicated telescope. In addition, it uses the Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope and the Steward Observatory's Bok Telescope for follow-up observations of near-Earth objects.

Notable discoveries

  • Callirrhoe
  • 5145 Pholus
  • 9965 GNU
  • 9885 Linux
  • 9882 Stallman
  • 9793 Torvalds
  • 20000 Varuna
  • 60558 Echeclus
  • 1998 KY26
  • (35396) 1997 XF11
  • (48639) 1995 TL8
  • 1994 CC
  • C/1992 J1
  • 125P/Spacewatch
  • 174567 Varda
  • 2013 BS45
  • The project has also rediscovered 719 Albert, a long-lost asteroid.


    Spacewatch Wikipedia

    Similar Topics