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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 418 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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418 asteroids selected from 418 available.
Number Namesort icon Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
13808 Davewilliams 1998 XG24 1998-12-11 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
15911 Davidgauthier 1997 TL21 1997-10-04 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
199763 Davidgregory 2006 JJ77 2006-05-01 Weigert, P. Mauna Kea
117032 Davidlane 2004 JN20 2004-05-14 Glinos, T. et al Jarnac
19393 Davidthompson 1998 DT33 1998-02-27 Elst, E.W. ESO
154902 Davidtoth 2004 RU247 2004-09-11 Glinos, T., Levy, D.H. & W. Jarnac
70207 Davidunlap 1999 RP33 1999-09-04 Wolf, M. & White, M. Anza
21653 Davidwang 1999 OH3 1999-07-22 LINEAR Socorro
10332 Défi 1991 JT1 1991-05-13 Shoemaker, C.S. et al Palomar
240022 Demitra 2001 TR258 2001-10-15 NEAT Palomar
4340 Dence 1986 JZ 1986-05-04 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
71885 Denning 2000 WD 2000-11-16 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12566 Derichardson 1998 SH54 1998-09-16 LONEOS Anderson Mesa
12500 Desngai 1998 FB49 1998-03-20 LINEAR Socorro
5272 Dickinson 1981 QH2 1981-08-30 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
2451 Dollfus 1980 RQ 1980-09-02 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
24899 Dominiona 1997 AU17 1997-01-14 Aikman, G.C.L. Victoria
13405 Dorisbillings 1999 ST1 1999-09-21 Billings, G. W. Calgary
15359 Dressler 1995 GV2 1995-04-02 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
78434 Dyer 2002 QL58 2002-08-17 Lowe, A. Palomar