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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 437 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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437 asteroids selected from 437 available.
Number Namesort icon Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
29660 Jessmacalpine 1998 WE20 1998-11-18 LINEAR Socorro
14148 Jimchamberlin 1998 SO45 1998-09-25 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
14163 Johnchapman 1998 TY20 1998-10-13 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
85200 Johnhault 1991 TG15 1991-10-06 Lowe, A. Palomar
142369 Johnhodges 2002 RE234 2002-09-14 Matson, R./NEAT Palomar
32208 Johnpercy 1996 TQ59 et al 2000-07-28 Collins, M. et al Anza
7542 Johnpond 1953 GN 1953-04-07 Reinmuth, K. Heidelberg
13057 Jorgenson 1990 VF8 1990-11-13 Shoemaker, C.S. et al Palomar
23069 Kapps 1999 XR64 1999-12-07 LINEAR Socorro
108382 Karencilevitz 2001 KM21 2001-05-18 Collins, M. et al Anza
20818 Karmadiraju 2000 TQ54 2000-10-01 LINEAR Socorro
154660 Kavelaars 2004 FX29 et al 2004-03-29 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
21829 Kaylacornale 1999 TZ92 1999-10-02 LINEAR Socorro
2261 Keeler 1977 HC 1977-04-20 Klemola, A.R. Lick
6260 Kelsey 1949 PN 1949-08-02 Reinmuth, K. Heidelberg
78431 Kemble 2002 QJ50 2002-08-16 Lowe, A. Palomar
15364 Kenglover 1996 HT2 1996-04-17 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
17046 Kenway 1999 FM33 1999-03-19 LINEAR Socorro
21729 Kimrichards 1999 RE137 1999-09-09 LINEAR Socorro
1578 Kirkwood 1951 AT 1951-01-10 Goethe Link Observatory