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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 432 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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432 asteroids selected from 432 available.
Number Namesort icon Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
9161 Beaufort 1987 BZ1 1987-01-26 Elst, E.W. ESO
695 Bella 1909 JB 1909-11-07 Metcalf, J.H. Taunton, MA
11764 Benbaillaud 6531 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al Palomar
3684 Berry 1983 AK 1983-01-09 Skiff, B.A. Anderson Mesa
378204 Bettyhesser 2006 YF49 2006-12-26 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
23199 Bezdek 2000 RB92 2000-09-03 LINEAR Socorro
11675 Billboyle 1998 CP2 1998-02-15 Antonini, P. Bedoin
15846 Billfyfe 1995 UK28 1995-10-20 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
15849 Billharper 1995 YM10 1995-12-18 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
73703 Billings 1991 TL15 1991-10-06 Lowe, A. Palomar
55755 Blythe 1991 TB15 1991-10-06 Lowe, A. Palomar
12014 Bobhawkes 1996 VX15 1996-11-05 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
332324 Bobmcdonald 2006 XN67 2006-12-12 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
1983 Bok 1975 LB 1975-06-09 Roemer, E. Tucson
8785 Boltwood 1978 RR1 1978-09-05 Chernykh, N.S. Nauchnyj
13693 Bondar 1997 TW15 1997-10-04 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
7355 Bottke 1995 HN2 1995-04-25 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
3363 Bowen 1960 EE 1960-03-06 Goethe Link Observatory
5502 Brashear 1984 EC 1984-03-01 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
5262 Brucegoldberg 1990 XB1 1990-12-14 Helin, E.F. Palomar