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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 434 asteroids whose names are known to have a Canadian connection, usually because they are named after a Canadian.

This resource was created by Peter Jedicke, and is now curated by Eric Briggs. Where the citation given here expands upon the official citation, the added material was edited by either Peter or Eric, who are solely responsible for any errors or omissions. Note that for some asteroids, particularly more recent designations, the short, official citation is included on JPL's orbit applet page.

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434 asteroids selected from 434 available.
Numbersort icon Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
20593 Freilich 1999 RM180 1999-09-09 LINEAR Socorro
20106 Morton 1995 QG 1995-08-20 Balam, D.D. Victoria
19393 Davidthompson 1998 DT33 1998-02-27 Elst, E.W. ESO
19155 Lifeson 1990 SX3 1990-09-22 Roman, B. Palomar
18560 Coxeter 1997 EO7 1997-03-07 Comba, P.G. Prescott
18242 Peebles 2102 T-2 1973-09-29 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
17088 Giupalazzolo 1999 JF19 1999-05-10 LINEAR Socorro
17086 Ruima 1999 JH18 1999-05-10 LINEAR Socorro
17079 Lavrovsky 1999 HD9 1999-04-17 LINEAR Socorro
17073 Alexblank 1999 GX34 1999-04-06 LINEAR Socorro
17072 Athiviraham 1999 GT31 1999-04-07 LINEAR Socorro
17066 Ginagallant 1999 GG18 1999-04-15 LINEAR Socorro
17051 Oflynn 1999 FW46 1999-03-20 LINEAR Socorro
17050 Weiskopf 1999 FX45 1999-03-20 LINEAR Socorro
17049 Miron 1999 FJ34 1999-03-19 LINEAR Socorro
17046 Kenway 1999 FM33 1999-03-19 LINEAR Socorro
17044 Mubdirahman 1999 FZ30 1999-03-19 LINEAR Socorro
17042 Madiraju 1999 FG30 1999-03-19 LINEAR Socorro
16666 Liroma 1993 XL1 1993-12-07 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
16596 Stephenstrauss 1992 UN7 et al 1992-10-18 Spacewatch Kitt Peak