Discoveries::Beijing Schmidt CCD Asteroid Program


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Discoveries From 1995 to 1999, SCAP detected one new comet and 2460 new asteroids and observed 43860 other asteroids, making it the fifth largest asteroid observation project at that time. Five of the asteroids it discovered were NEAs, two of which were considered potentially hazardous asteroids (PHAs). In 2002, an NEA was discovered near Earth's moon.

For some reason, about half of its discoveries are credited by the Minor Planet Center (MPC) to "BAO Schmidt" and the other half to "Beijing Schmidt". It is extremely likely that these are one and the same.{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }}

List of notable objects discovered

Name Provisional designation Discovery date Remarks
7072 Beijingdaxue 1996 CB8 February 3, 1996 asteroid named after Peking University
7800 Zhongkeyuan 1996 EW2 March 11, 1996 asteroid named after the Chinese Academy of Sciences
13651 1997 BR January 20, 1997 first potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA) discovered by SCAP
29552 Chern 1998 CS2 February 15, 1998 asteroid named after the Chinese mathematician Chern Shiing-shen
31065 Beishizhang 1996 TZ13 October 10, 1996 asteroid
1998 CS1 February 9, 1998 potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA)
Zhu-Balam C/1997 L1 June 3, 1997 comet named after SCAP head Jin Zhu and co-discoverer Dave Balam (Univ. of Victoria)

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