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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 435 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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435 asteroids selected from 435 available.
Number Namesort icon Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
9631 Hubertreeves 1993 SL6 1993-09-17 Elst, E.W. La Silla
2635 Huggins 1982 DS 1982-02-21 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
20789 Hughgrant 2000 SU44 2000-09-28 Juels, C.W. Fountain Hills
14146 Hughmaclean 1998 SP42 1998-09-28 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12050 Humecronyn 1997 HE14 1997-04-27 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
315012 Hutchings 2007 BD31 2007-01-20 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
4143 Huziak 1981 QN1 1981-08-29 Taff, L.G. Socorro
3497 Innanen 1941 HJ 1941-04-19 Oterma, L. Turku
198820 Iwanowska 2005 ET249 2005-03-15 Molėtai Astronomical Observatory Kulionys
30840 JackAlice 1991 GC2 1991-04-15 Shoemaker, C.S. et al Palomar
39791 Jameshesser 1997 PH4 1997-08-13 Balam, D.D. Victoria
12125 Jamesjones 1999 RS4 1999-09-03 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
6921 Janejacobs 1993 JJ 1993-05-14 Ueda, S. & Kaneda, H. Kushiro
23728 Jasonmorrow 1998 HV63 1998-04-21 LINEAR Socorro
25554 Jayaranjan 1999 XG169 1999-12-10 LINEAR Socorro
5899 Jedicke 1978 EW3, 1986 AH, 1986 AR1 1986-01-09 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
71482 Jennamarie 2000 BO30 2000-01-28 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
28924 Jennanncsele 2000 QD205 2000-08-31 LINEAR Socorro
29660 Jessmacalpine 1998 WE20 1998-11-18 LINEAR Socorro
14148 Jimchamberlin 1998 SO45 1998-09-25 Spacewatch Kitt Peak