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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 433 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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433 asteroids selected from 433 available.
Number Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Placesort icon
4153 Roburnham 1985 JT1 1985-05-14 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
90377 Sedna 2003 VB12 2003-11-14 Brown, M.E., Trujillo, C.A. & Rabinowitz, D. Palomar
6563 Ondaatje 1993 MO 1993-06-22 Mueller, J. Palomar
4089 Galbraith 1986 JG 1986-05-02 Palomar
18242 Peebles 2102 T-2 1973-09-29 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
2413 van de Hulst 6816 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, J., et al. Palomar
9963 Sandage 1992 AN 1992-01-09 Helin, E.F. Palomar
11762 Vogel 6044 P-L 1960-09-24 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
240022 Demitra 2001 TR258 2001-10-15 NEAT Palomar
5262 Brucegoldberg 1990 XB1 1990-12-14 Helin, E.F. Palomar
11764 Benbaillaud 6531 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al Palomar
8139 Paulabell 1980 UM1 1980-10-31 Bus, S.J. Palomar
8736 Shigehisa 1997 AD7 et al 1997-01-09 Kobayashi, T. Oizumi
3797 Ching-Sung Yu 1987 YL 1987-12-22 Oak Ridge Observatory
100416 SYang 1986 CB 1996-02-02 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
100596 Perrett 1997 PN2 1997-08-09 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
150145 UVic 1996 BH1 1996-01-23 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
168358 CASCA 1996 DF2 1996-02-24 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada