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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 421 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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420 asteroids selected from 421 available.
Number Name Designationsort icon Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
273987 Greggwade 2007 LQ30 2007-06-11 Balam, D. D. Mauna Kea
246238 Crampton 2007 RL274 2007-09-05 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
293878 Tapping 2007 RV274 2007-09-09 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
249061 Anthonyberger 2007 TG298 2007-10-11 Wasserman, L.H. Anderson Mesa
246345 Carolharris 2007 TH298 2007-10-11 Wasserman, L.H. Anderson Mesa
294600 Abedinabedin 2008 AA3 2008-01-07 Ye, Q.-Z & Lin, C.-S. Lulin
187679 Folinsbee 2008 DC5 2008-02-28 Lowe, A. RAS Observatory, Mayhill
187680 Stelck 2008 DE5 2008-02-28 Lowe, A. RAS Observatory, Mayhill
274137 Angelaglinos 2008 FC6 2008-03-28 Jarnac
325973 Cardinal 2010 VJ159 2006-12-13 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
362793 Suetolson 2011 WQ140 2006-08-23 Balam, D. D. Mauna Kea
2154 Underhill 2015 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. Palomar
18242 Peebles 2102 T-2 1973-09-29 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
11769 Alfredjoy 2199 T-2 1973-09-29 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
12136 Martinryle 3045 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
9995 Alouette 4805 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al Palomar
11762 Vogel 6044 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
11764 Benbaillaud 6531 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al Palomar
2413 van de Hulst 6816 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, J., et al. Palomar
1781 van Biesbroeck A906 UB 1906-10-17 Kopff, A. Heidelberg